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Michael J. Fox
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In 1982, Michael J. Fox sat down with Jane Pauley to promote his new show Family Ties. The actor's breakout role as conservative teen Alex P. Keaton led to his iconic roles in 1985's number one AND number two films—Back to the Future and Teen Wolf respectively.

40 years later, the two reunited, this time to talk about Fox's 30 year struggle with Parkinson's disease, the progressive disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement such as walking, speech and balance.

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