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HBO to explore declining life expectancy in Marc Levin’s “One Nation Under Stress”

Premium cable network HBO has set a late-March premiere date for Primetime Emmy-winning director Marc Levin’s investigative documentary film One Nation Under Stress. The film follows Emmy-winning CNN chief medical correspondent ...
March 19, 2019

Premium cable network HBO has set a late-March premiere date for Primetime Emmy-winning director Marc Levin’s investigative documentary film One Nation Under Stress.

The film follows Emmy-winning CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he sets out to discover the link between the CDC’s reports of declining life expectancy and an increasingly stressed America despite the U.S. spending more on healthcare than any other country.

On his cross country tour, Gupta interviews experts in a wide range of fields who share insights on why Americans are experiencing so much stress, how it affects the brain, body and behavior, and the long-term consequences for the health of the nation.

The film will also feature candid interviews with Americans struggling with their own stress-related ailments and those who have lost loved ones to deaths of despair – opioid overdose, alcohol-related liver cirrhosis and suicide – primarily among middle-aged, white working-class people and in communities facing economic and social instability.

Levin will serve as director and producer on the film alongside producer Daphne Pinkerson and co-producers Jackson Devereux, Ashwin S. Gandbhir, Anthony Pedone and Kara Rozansky. Jillian Goldstein is associate producer. HBO’s Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller are executive producers.

One Nation Under Stress debuts March 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, and will also be made available via HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

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