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Title Rachel Carson / a 42nd Parallel Films production for American experience ; American Experience Films ; WGBH ; produced by Rafael de la Uz, Michelle Ferrari ; written and directed by Michelle Ferrari
Published [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (115 min.) : flv file, sound, color with black and white sequences
Contents Introduction: Rachel Carson (2:49); World War II (4:53); Synthetic Pesticides and the Environment (2:49); Carson's Childhood (4:51); Woods Hole Research Center (3:51); Writing Professionally (2:06); DDT Released for Public Use (4:01); Carson's Second Book (5:28); "The Sea Around Us" (7:03); Hydrogen Bomb Test (3:39); Escaping to Maine (3:50); Companionship With Dorothy Freeman (3:40); Writer's Block (2:25); Russia Tests Hydrogen Bomb (3:49); Public Fears About Atmospheric Testing (2:21); "Remembrance of Earth" (4:23); USDA Program (3:16); Becoming an Activist (4:51); "Man Against the Earth" (5:07); Cranberry Scare (2:34); Cancer Diagnosis (4:19); "Silent Spring" (5:45); Controversy Over "Silent Spring" (5:30); Criticism of "Silent Spring" (3:00); Women's National Press Club (5:53); Impact of "Silent Spring" (3:23); Carson's Last Summer at Southport (6:37); Credits: Rachel Carson (1:42)
Summary Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the natural world and passion for writing with personal strife
Notes Title from title frames
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience January 24, 2017
Program content: ©2017
Running time indicated on container: approximately 120 minutes; actual running time: 115 minutes
Credits Original score, Nathan Halpern ; edited by Peter R. Livingston Jr. ; director of photography, Rafael de la Uz
Performer Narrator, Oliver Platt ; voiceover, Mary-Louise Parker ; commentators, William Souder, Mark Lytle
Notes In English with optional English subtitles
Subject Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
American experience (Television program). Season 29
American experience (Television program)
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography
Conservationists -- United States -- Biography
Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- History
Naturalists -- Biography
Environmentalists -- Biography
Science writers -- Biography
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.
United States.
Genre/Form Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Documentaires télévisés.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.
Biographies télévisées.
Form Streaming video
Author Uz, Rafael de la, television producer, director of photography.
Ferrari, Michelle, television producer, television director, screenwriter.
Platt, Oliver, narrator.
Parker, Mary-Louise, narrator.
Souder, William, 1949- commentator.
Lytle, Mark H., commentator.
Halpern, Nathan, 1978- composer (expression)
Livingston, Peter R., editor of moving image work.
American Experience Films, production company.
42nd Parallel Films, production company.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
OTHER TI Contained in (work): American experience (Television program)