‘Fauci: The Virus Hunter’ is a one-hour documentary coproduced in partnership with The Associated Press and South Florida PBS’ Health Channel.
BROOKLYN, NY – Fauci: the Virus Hunter was recognized by the 2021 Sharecare Awards as a winner in the Disruptors in Healthcare category. The Sharecare Awards, in association with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter (NY NATAS), honors excellence in documentaries, series, shorts, web/online programming related to health and well-being. The organization aims to elevate individuals and organizations whose programming is empowering people to live healthier.
The documentary explores the life and career of the scientist who has become the advisor to seven U.S. presidents, Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci. The film follows him from his early beginnings to becoming a groundbreaking clinical investigator and his critical role in the fight of viruses such as HIV, SARS, Avian Flu, H1N1 (aka the Swine Flu), Zika, Ebola, and most recently, Covid-19.
“Dr. Fauci’s story will greatly inspire young people interested in pursuing careers in science to make a difference in people’s lives. HITN is committed to promoting stories like Dr. Fauci’s among Hispanic families to encourage and empower the next generations”, said Guillermo Sierra, HITN’s Head of Television and Digital Services.
“It is an honor for South Florida PBS to receive the 2021 Sharecare Award for Fauci: The Virus Hunter, which SFPBS’ Health Channel was able to bring to fruition thanks to our Board and strong partnerships such as the ones with The Associated Press and HITN. It is gratifying to have our work recognized by such a notable organization” stated Dolores Sukhdeo, president and CEO for South Florida PBS.
“The Associated Press and AP Productions are honored to have joined together with South Florida PBS and HITN to tell this impactful story. To be recognized by NY NATAS for strength in storytelling and production furthers the mission of AP and our partners”, commented Michael Fabiano, AP Vice President and General Manager for Americas Media, as well as head of AP Productions.