Collection
Cambridge Forum
Series
WGBH Forum Network
Episode
John Francis: Planetwalker
Title
4134-2008_05_14.Mov
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-2f7jq0sw07
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Description
Author and environmental activist John Francis gave up motorized transport and began to walk everywhere after a major oil spill in San Francisco Bay in the early 1970s. His planet walks call attention to the damage human beings do to the earth and create a new understanding of our responsibility for the planet's health.What can a man who gave up motorized transportation for 22 years tell us about saving the earth? John Francis simultaneously took a 17 year vow of silence and began an environmental pilgrimage for peace after witnessing an oil spill in San Francisco Bay in 1971. Known world-wide as the Planetwalker, he earned three academic degrees, including a PhD in Land Resources at the University of Wisconsin, Madison during his silent period. How does his unique combination of scientific expertise and spiritual understanding help contempora
Created
2008-05-14
Topics
Environment
Subjects
Environment; Business and Economics; Event Coverage
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Distributor: WGBH
Speaker: Francis, John
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 491ea6facd393db09b93080d89ab2c9f3de0a900 (ArtesiaDAM UOI_ID)
Format: video/quicktime
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Citations
Chicago: “Cambridge Forum; WGBH Forum Network; John Francis: Planetwalker; 4134-2008_05_14.Mov,” 2008-05-14, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 21, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-2f7jq0sw07.
MLA: “Cambridge Forum; WGBH Forum Network; John Francis: Planetwalker; 4134-2008_05_14.Mov.” 2008-05-14. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-2f7jq0sw07>.
APA: Cambridge Forum; WGBH Forum Network; John Francis: Planetwalker; 4134-2008_05_14.Mov. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-2f7jq0sw07