PBS Documentary Chronicles History of Disability Rights Movement

‘Lives Worth Living’ Premiere!

On October 27, 2011 (check local listing for time) the PBS Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens will premiere Lives Worth Living. This is the first television history of the decades-long struggle for equal rights for people with disabilities. The film traces the development of the disability rights movement from its beginning following World War II through the 1960s and 1970s. The history is explored through interviews with the movement’s pioneers, legislators, and others. See the attached document for more information.

To learn more about the film, and the issues involved, visit the film’s companion website at