The Michael J. Fox Show

The Michael J. Fox Show – Official Trailer

Michael J. Fox is probably most famous for starring inĀ Back to the Future, but was also famously diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease in 1991. He kept this private for 7 years before announcing his disability to the world in 1998. His movie and TV appearances slowly dwindled but he became a prominent campaigner for research into the disease. He returned to TV this year in the leading role of Mike Henry – a news anchor who also suffers with Parkinson’s. Rather than making him the subject of pity or having to overcome huge hurdles despite his disability, the show portrays Mike as a typical family man who actually rejects the stereotypical labels one might associate with TV portrayals of disability.

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