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The struggles and triumphs of champion surfer Andy Irons

Clip: 08/18/2018 | 9m 25s Video has closed captioning.

Andy Irons, a three-time world champion surfer, died in 2010 at the age of 32 after battling bipolar disorder and opioid addiction. A new documentary, "Andy Irons: Kissed By God," explores Irons' experiences and how they resonate in a larger conversation about mental health and addiction. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson sat down with Steve Jones, the film’s director.

Aired: 08/18/18

Rating: NR

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