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This remarkable documentary combines history and biography in telling the story of Hugh Gregory Gallagher who became disabled by paralytic polio at the age of 19 and whose personal odyssey led him to confront stereotypes of the disabled and the public image of his childhood hero, adult role model, and fellow polio, President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Gallagher overcame his life-threatening affliction to become a noted author, public affairs advisor and advocate for the rights of the disabled. He reflects honestly on the life-long physical and psychological adjustments that had to be made before he could come to terms with his disability. The author of FDR's Splendid Deception, Gallagher also compares his coping mechanisms with those of his childhood idol.

Directed by Frank Schmitt
1990, 57 minutes
Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

Closed Captioned

* Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival
**** Highly Recommended " important contribution to the ongoing effort to end discrimination against the physically disabled."--Video Rating Guide for Libraries

"...offers any audience both an emotional and intellectual understanding of living with a disability."--Library Journal

***"Having inspirational qualities, Coming to Terms has multiple uses for both polio sufferers and for history classes...has much potential for many audiences."--American Film and Video Association Evaluations

***1/2 " engaging documentary...highly recommended."--Video Librarian

  Purchase: $310.00
Code: 1198

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Format: DVD