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Advocates; Hazardous Waste


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Hazardous Waste
Series Description

A SERIES OF DEBATES with a moderator facilitating the discussion of national and international issues - using advocates who would introduce witnesses to support their point of view. Debates recorded at Boston's Faneuil Hall. Moderators included: Michael Dukakis; Marilyn Berger; Michael Harrington, Robert Maynard. (Premiered October, 1969; conceived by Prof. Roger Fisher.) Other participants included Barney Frank, Avi Nelson, Antonin Scalia, S.I. Hayakawa, Paul Simon, Albert Shankar, Richard Bolling, Pete McCloskey, Chester Crocker, John Anderson, Elmo Zumwalt, George Ball, John Kenneth Galbraith, William Colby, Eleanor Smeal, Phyllis Schlafly, Sam Ervin, Laurence Tribe, Daniel Schorr, Orrin Hatch, Morris Udall, Edward Kennedy, George McGovern, Jake Garn, Paul Tsongas, Alan Dershowitz. Series release date: 1969

Program Description

From May 1982 “The Dial” WGBH Program Guide:

“Most everyone agrees that hazardous waste processing facilities are necessary to insure the controlled disposal of toxic industrial wastes, but no one wants to live near one of these plants. Tonight from the ARCO Forum of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, advocates and witnesses debate questions of safety and the fairness of the new state law regulating the siting of such outlets, which prohibits communities from denying such facilities permits without careful review”.



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Broadcast program

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Public Affairs
Social Issues
Chicago: “Advocates; Hazardous Waste,” 05/12/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E6FE029263C494781131D70F19FD744.
MLA: “Advocates; Hazardous Waste.” 05/12/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 13, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E6FE029263C494781131D70F19FD744>.
APA: Advocates; Hazardous Waste. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E6FE029263C494781131D70F19FD744
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