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Anne Elk
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PostThu May 30, 2019 12:40 pm 
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I happened to catch KCTS's broadcast of The American Experience documentary about Rachel Carson two nights ago.

"Everyone knows" that Rachel Carson and her book "Silent Spring", published in 1962,  were a major impetus for the environmental movement of the 60's and the formation of the EPA.  But how many have read the book, (ashamed to admit I have not) much less know anything about Rachel Carson's life, and how much she and the book were pilloried on its publication?  The program includes mind-boggling footage of liberal DDT application methods, and a segue into 60's nuclear testing, when the gov't was minimizing "fallout" impacts.

I believe PBS allows a newly-broadcast doc to stream for free for at least a week; but probably not longer than a month.  Highly recommend!

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