Program
Aguas Negras: Black Water Time Bomb
Producing Organization
KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-sn00z72741
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Description
Program Description
"This documentary examines the flow of nearly 20 million gallons of raw sewage every day from Tijuana, Mexico into San Diego, California. Through interviews with public officials, politicians, and most importantly those living along the border, the program established the history and current situation; its human impact; and the efforts now being made to resolve it. While this 50 year-old problem has been extensively covered in the local media, the attitude has tended to be one of 'look at what Mexico is doing to us.' By taking our cameras into the areas of Tijuana where sewage flows openly through the streets, and documenting the affect on the area residents, the program establishes that those living on both sides of the border are united by this problem. It is not a matter of placing blame, but of realizing that the problem exists, & that we must work together to solve it. Interviews with officials are interwoven with interviews with area residents to give the viewer both solid information, and a feeling of the emotional impact of the sewage flows. Throughout the program, powerful images are then used to constantly remind the viewer of the affect this problem is having on human lives."--1984 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1984-10-04
Created Date
1984-10-04
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:32:09.761
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Credits
Producing Organization: KPBS (Television station : San Diego, Calif.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-2532deeb54b (Filename)
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Citations
Chicago: “Aguas Negras: Black Water Time Bomb,” 1984-10-04, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-sn00z72741.
MLA: “Aguas Negras: Black Water Time Bomb.” 1984-10-04. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-sn00z72741>.
APA: Aguas Negras: Black Water Time Bomb. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-sn00z72741