Television documentary focuses on teens with albinism.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Albinism (Portrayals)
Cable networks (Television) (Services)
Pub Date: 02/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X
Issue: Date: Feb, 2011 Source Volume: 105 Source Issue: 2
Topic: NamedWork: True Life: I'm an Albino (Television program) Event Code: 360 Services information
Product: Product Code: 4834100 Cable TV Networks NAICS Code: 51321 Cable Networks SIC Code: 4841 Cable and other pay TV services
Organization: Company Name: MTV Networks Inc.
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 249684297
Full Text: Cable television network MTV recently dedicated an episode of its True Life documentary series to teenagers with albinism. "True Life: I'm an Albino" followed Jennie, Zane, and Zach as they attend high school and interact with their friends and families. Camera crews also filmed two of the show's subjects as they attended the 2010 National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) National Conference in Washington, DC. Jennie summed up her experience participating in the show: "People rarely understand what albinism is about.... When people see the episode they'll see that it doesn't matter if you're different; you can do whatever you want despite the obstacles." For more information, contact: True Life, MTV, Viacom, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036; phone: 212-258-6000; web site: .

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