Rachel Carson Biography on PBS

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The LAUSD Carson Gore Academy for Environmental Studies is the elementary school on Washington Blvd located immediately adjacent to the 4th Ave Oil Drill Site.
The “Gore” for whom the school is named is, of course Vice President Al Gore.
The “Carson” is Rachel Carson, widely credited as the founder of the modern environmental movement.
This Tuesday, January 24, at 8PM, the Orange County PBS station KOCE will broadcast a two-hour episode of “The American Experience” about Rachel Carson. KOCE will re-broadcast the episode several times this week.
On Spectrum/Time Warner, KOCE is Channel 16.
A link to a description of the episode is here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/schedule/
Here is PBS’s description of the program:
        Featuring the voice of Mary-Louise Parker as the influential writer and scientist, Rachel Carson is an intimate portrait of the woman whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962 it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides. Drawn from Carson’s own writings, letters and recent scholarship, the film illuminates both the public and private life of the soft-spoken, shy scientist who launched the modern environmental movement.

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