A few hundred years ago, a plague swept west across Europe with little warning and killed tens of thousands of people. So devastating were the effects that it quickly became known as the "Black Death." Government officials sought legal means to halt the advance. Religious leaders sought others. Many doctors worked frantically to find a medicine that would bring relief to their patients. Other doctors refused to help because of fear of contamination. Join us to find out just what caused the terrible plague, who were its victims, and how it affected the economy of the places where it struck. Read the words of survivors, and learn of the unsung heroes who exposed themselves to "death" to help their fellow citizens. Find out, too, about diseases like tuberculosis that are reaching epidemic proportions today. Meet a few people whose goal is to counter the effects of today's epidemics - their stories will definitely help you understand the past.