Collection
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Series
WGBH Forum Network
Episode
Rachel Carson: Mother of the Environmental Movement
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
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Description
May 27, 2007 marked the centennial of Rachel Carson's birth. Her book, "Silent Spring" alerted the nation to dangers facing the environment. In response to the issues she raised, President Kennedy appointed a special Science Advisory Committee that subsequently affirmed her findings. She is now widely considered the mother of the modern environmental movement. Her legacy includes the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency and the current debates over global warming and organic food. This panel discussion about the legacy of Rachel Carson includes Stewart Udall, Secretary of the Interior in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; Professor E.O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist; Linda Lear, Carson biographer; and Roland Clement, former Vice President of the Audubon Society. Annick Smith, nature writer and co-producer of "A River Runs Through It" moderates.
Created
2007-06-02
Asset type
Episode
Topics
Environment
Subjects
Environment
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Distributor: WGBH
Speaker: Udall, Stewart
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 95cbcbcd7c27b3a3170283cf460be8ea5152dae0 (ArtesiaDAM UOI_ID)
Format: video/quicktime
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Citations
Chicago: “John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; WGBH Forum Network; Rachel Carson: Mother of the Environmental Movement,” 2007-06-02, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 18, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-jq0sq8qr1w.
MLA: “John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; WGBH Forum Network; Rachel Carson: Mother of the Environmental Movement.” 2007-06-02. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 18, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-jq0sq8qr1w>.
APA: John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; WGBH Forum Network; Rachel Carson: Mother of the Environmental Movement. 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-jq0sq8qr1w