EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS AWARD-WINNING MEDICAL SERIES THE LATEST PROCEDURE RECEIVES EMMY NOMINATION FOR INNOVATIVE LOOK AT OPERATING ROOM PROCEDURES
Eight, Arizona PBS and Phoenix producers educate patients on healthcare risks and latest treatments with live operations
Eight, Arizona PBS General Manager Kelly McCullough views the series as part of the station’s overall commitment to bringing viewers the latest in potentially life-saving medical information, and helping them to make more informed decisions about their healthcare. "Beginning with our landmark broadcast in 1983 of The Operation, Eight, Arizona PBS has been the original source for medical programming that brings viewers into the operating room, for a real-time, close-up look at some of the latest life-saving medical advances. We plan to offer The Latest Procedure series to PBS affiliates nationally starting later this year, and are presently seeking partners who want to join in this important effort to inform the public on other innovative healthcare treatments.”
Each program will also be offered on-demand via the extensive Eight website, where the episodes can be viewed anytime. The online component of the series, www.azpbs.org/procedure/, also offers additional in-depth information about the disease and the latest available treatments, medical questionnaires, and other resources, free of charge, and accessible 24/7.
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