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Race To Save The Planet
Environmental Revolution, The
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Hosted by Meryl Streep, this 10-part series examines the major environmental issues facing the world today ranging from population growth to soil erosion, from the destruction of forests to climate changes induced by human activity--taking into account the wide spectrum of opinion about what constitutes an environmental problem, as well as disagreements about appropriate remedial measures--analyzing problems and possible solutions. Themes include: sustainability; interconnection of economy and ecosystem; short-term vs. long-term; tradeoffs; decision-making. NOTE: Seven 15-minute modules plus an on-air outreach wrap-up airs locally in a 2-hour slot 3/10/94. Series release date: 1994

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Traces the historical relationship of humans to their environment, examining how we co-existed with nature in the past, what changed, and how we are now literally transforming the face of the earth. Hosted by Meryl Streep. Written and directed by John Angier.



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Dornbrand, Carol Lynn (Producer)
Angier, John (Producer)
Chicago: “Race To Save The Planet; Environmental Revolution, The,” 08/09/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30A10C46863D48DB8ECCC144609D6E15.
MLA: “Race To Save The Planet; Environmental Revolution, The.” 08/09/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30A10C46863D48DB8ECCC144609D6E15>.
APA: Race To Save The Planet; Environmental Revolution, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_30A10C46863D48DB8ECCC144609D6E15
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