�PETER JENNINGS REPORTING: BREAKDOWN -- AMERICA�S HEALTH INSURANCE CRISIS�
TO AIR AS A SPECIAL EDITION OF �PRIMETIME,� THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 ON ABC
Today in the United States there are an estimated 46 million people without health insurance. That�s nearly one in six � and the numbers continue to grow. In the last documentary reported before his death, Peter Jennings reveals how the breakdown of the country�s health insurance system threatens almost every American and all areas of American life: family, business and community. Who�s to blame? It�s not as simple as you may think. �Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown � America�s Health Insurance Crisis� airs as a special edition of �Primetime,� THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network, with a special introduction by ABC News anchor Charles Gibson.
�Over the course of Peter�s long career at ABC News, he made more than 60 primetime documentaries, many of them covering public health issues. He had planned for this broadcast to be the first of a series confronting the problems in the American healthcare system -- a subject he believed was critical to all Americans,� said Tom Yellin, executive producer of �Peter Jennings Reporting.�
Yellin continued: �Peter conducted most of the interviews for �Breakdown� in the months before he learned he had lung cancer; the broadcast was written and edited while he underwent treatment. Peter�s voice was not strong enough to narrate the program but, as you will see, it is still very much �Peter Jennings Reporting.��
�Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown -- America�s Health Insurance Crisis� is produced by Keith Summa. Tom Yellin is the executive producer of �Peter Jennings Reporting.�