Series
KTCA News
Segment
1994-06-08--excerpt, Toxic Testing
Producing Organization
KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-x05x63cd6n
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Description
Segment Description
"In 1953, the U.S. Army secretly sprayed thousands of Americans, including children at a school in Minneapolis'with toxic chemicals. An exclusive report by Melody Gilbert reveals that the Army lied about the aerosol releases in the Twin Cities, which were actually part of the Cold War biological warfare program. Gilbert interviews former students and finds that many had serious medical problems, including high rates of cancer, multiple miscarriages and children with birth defects. "After the story aired, Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone demanded the Army release all documents pertaining to spraying. National and international media picked up the story, and the Pentagon later released documents that revealed that similar sprayings took place in more than 200 cities across the country and in Canada. Just three months after the story aired, Congress approved spending $1 million to study the effects of the spraying nationwide."--1994 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1994-06-08
Asset type
Segment
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:09:46.319
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Credits
Producing Organization: KTCA-TV (Television station : Saint Paul, Minn.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-82c1d861f03 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:09:14
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Citations
Chicago: “KTCA News; 1994-06-08--excerpt, Toxic Testing,” 1994-06-08, 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 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-x05x63cd6n.
MLA: “KTCA News; 1994-06-08--excerpt, Toxic Testing.” 1994-06-08. 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 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-x05x63cd6n>.
APA: KTCA News; 1994-06-08--excerpt, Toxic Testing. 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-x05x63cd6n