Season 24, Episode 11 If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
First Aired: September 13, 2011
The story of how Daniel McGowan, the son of an NYC cop, became involved with the radical Earth Liberation Front group and took part in multimillion dollar arsons in 2001 Oregon against a timber company and a tree farm. The documentary includes an interview with McGowan filmed prior to the end of his 2007 case (he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison); and remarks from Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Engdall, and Eugene, Ore., police detective Greg Harvey.
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
- Rating: None
- Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)