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‘No Responders Left Behind’ To Launch On discovery+ Ahead Of The 20th Anniversary Of 9/11

May 24, 2021

Inspirational documentary featuring Emmy® and Grammy® Award Winner Jon Stewart Chronicles His Relationship With 9/11 Activist John Feal

New York, NY – May 18, 2021 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service that launched earlier this year, will premiere NO RESPONDERS LEFT BEHIND. The documentary follows 22-time Primetime Emmy award-winner and former host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, first responder and 9/11 social activist, John Feal and FDNY hero, Ray Pfeifer, in their fight to get health benefits and compensation for 9/11 first responders. The film will stream on discovery+ globally this September. 

“No Responders Left Behind is a profile of the grit and perseverance of a few determined individuals who fought to ensure the rights of the men and women who who put their health on the line and showed up to help in the days and weeks that followed that fateful day 20 years go,” said Lisa Holme, SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery, Inc. “This compelling film does what we set out to do with discovery+ documentaries: tell the most important stories of our time and help give a voice to the voiceless.”

Shot over five years, the documentary reveals the unwavering fight led by Jon Stewart, John Feal and Ray Pfeifer as they take on the U.S. government to get healthcare and benefits for the thousands of responders who are suffering with life-threatening and financially devastating illnesses from toxins released at Ground Zero after 9/11. 

“I am grateful Jon Stewart and John Feal allowed me to document their journey for justice,” states director Rob Lindsay. “No Responders Left Behind shines a light on a group of grass roots social activists who challenged the system and won. I am thrilled to partner with discovery+ to bring these stories to life.” 

NO RESPONDERS LEFT BEHIND is produced by Paradox Pictures Inc., directed by Rob Lindsay and produced by Kelly Zemnickis, Kristine Yanoff and Jaime Sanchez. The deal was brokered by Ludo Dufour, SVP, International Co-Productions and Sales, Blue Ant International.

About discovery+

discovery+is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.


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