May 7, 2019
Reminder: Free advance screening today of National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE
Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing
Kansas State University's free advance screening of National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union. The screening of the premiere of THE HOT ZONE will be followed by a panel discussion with the real-life subjects of the series, Nancy and Jerry Jaax, along with the showrunners, writers and executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders.
The event, also sponsored by K-State Student Union Program Council, is free and open to the public.
National Geographic's THE HOT ZONE is an upcoming limited series inspired by two Kansas State University veterinarians and leaders — Nancy and Jerry Jaax — and their response to an Ebola-related outbreak.
Visit k-state.edu/hotzone to watch a trailer and read more information about the K-State connections to the series. THE HOT ZONE is based on the 1994 best-seller by Richard Preston and is inspired by the true story of the arrival of Ebola on U.S. soil in 1989 in Reston, Virginia.
The six-part limited series premieres on National Geographic at 8 p.m. Monday, May 27, and will air over three nights. Julianna Margulies plays Lt. Col. Nancy Jaax and Noah Emmerich plays Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax.