In the summer of 2015, it was certain: Marco's mother has Huntington's disease, a hereditary brain disease that leads to dementia and inevitably leads to death. Even before the diagnosis, it was clear that something was wrong; that his mother hadn't been the person he loved for a while and who had always played a big part in his life. Trying to maintain this closeness, to be there for his mother, would push him to his limits in the years to come.
Gradually, the illness makes any care, any communication impossible - and like his father before him, Marco has to realize that he can only lose. That he must protect himself in a consistent and brutal way: by withdrawing. Marco's mother dies in 2021 and Marco begins to come to terms with his years of illness. And with the years before that.
He remembers his youth in Thuringia and vacations on the Baltic Sea, his parents as young, energetic people who had big plans in life. About how the young family experienced the turning point, how he himself ventured out into the public eye and the media – where, years later, he could only answer the question »Everything well?«: »Not everything, but most of it is!«
Marco Schreyl, born in 1974, began his work on television as a sports presenter and later took over the moderation of "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" and many major RTL shows. Today he can be seen on RTL early in the morning. On WDR 2 he is the host of the "Sunday show with Marco Schreyl" and can be heard in the daytime programme.
Gisela Steinhauer, born in 1960, is a presenter on WDR2 (“Sunday Questions”), WDR5 (“Table Talk”) and on Deutschlandfunk Kultur. For her journalistic work she has been awarded the Kurt Magnus Prize, the Radio Journal Broadcasting Prize and the German Radio Prize, among others. In 2021 her book "The weird bird catches more than the worm" was published.
"It's all ok? Most of it is!” will be released on November 2nd. 2023
(Program in German)