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)

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