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Robert MacNeil Returns to NewsHour for 'Autism Today' Series - featured April 11, 2011

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For the first time in more than 15 years, Robert MacNeil is returning to the program he co-founded, with a major series of reports on "Autism Today." The subject that drew him back is one that resonates deeply with his own family and many others. Robin's six-year-old grandson, Nick, has autism.

The six-part series, "Autism Today," will air on the PBS NewsHour beginning April 18. It's the most comprehensive look at the disorder and its impact that's aired on American television in at least five years. For more than a year, Robin has been researching and preparing these stories. He and his producer, Caren Zucker, have been criss-crossing the country producing the reports for the past five months.

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