Dr. Benjamin Luft's 9/11 Oral History Project at Stony Brook to be Featured on "60 Minutes"
The segment also features Pelley’s one-on-one interview with Dr. Luft, the Edmund D. Pellegrino Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Medical Director of the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program at Stony Brook. Dr. Luft and colleagues have cared for approximately 6,000 9/11 responders, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and construction workers since immediately after 9/11.
The WTCMMTP is a federally funded program largely supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an arm of the Centers for Disease Control. With an annual budget of more than $8 million, the program follows 6,000 9/11 responders and continues to grow. The WTCMMTP is expanding its clinical center of excellence to satellite locations at Winthrop University Hospital in Nassau County and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The expansion enables the program to care for thousands more who were exposed to toxic chemicals and who continue to suffer conditions related to the environment at Ground Zero.
On September 11, “60 Minutes” will devote the entire broadcast to 9/11 stories including “Remembering 9/11” featuring Dr. Luft and a panel of responders. The broadcast will air on CBS at 7pm EST. For more information on the program, go to 60 Minutes.com .
Dr. Luft's "9/11: An American Requiem" will also be aired on September 11. The program will be shown on PBS stations WLIW, from 9pm to 10pm, and WNET, from 11pm to 12am. Dr. Luft will also appear live on BBC programming from 8pm to 9pm on September 11. - See more at: http://commcgi.cc.sunysb.edu/cgi-bin/am2/admin.cgi#sthash.CyeKcAnn.dpuf