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A scene featuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the TV show "The Walking Dead." (Courtesy of AMC)
A scene featuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the TV show "The Walking Dead." (Courtesy of AMC)
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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And in all that time, the public health agency has done more than research, raise awareness and help eradicate illnesses. It's also captured the imagination of TV writers and filmmakers.

Sean Powers from Here & Now contributor Georgia Public Broadcasting takes us through a brief history of a government institute-turned-Hollywood star.

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Sean Powers, producer and reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting. He tweets @SeanPowersGPB.

This segment aired on August 8, 2016.

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