Season 5, Episode 13 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
First Aired: February 15, 1993
Profiling scientist Rachel Carson (1907-64), whose work fostered changes in environmental laws. Included: footage from a 1963 CBS documentary on Carson; comments from colleagues.
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)