Only weeks after his release from prison, the activist talks with Bill about the necessity of civil disobedience in the fight for environmental justice. Continue reading
Since the very first Earth Day in 1970, Bill Moyers has covered the environment and the impact of industrial and other forms of pollution on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Eye-opening documentaries and programs below share important truths about the state of the world and the parts we play in its preservation.
The director of the Center for Science and Democracy says scientific research is a core part of our democracy that is under threat from corporations and sequestration cuts. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the Center’s director, explains how industry manipulates and undermines scientific research, and the challenges scientists face in the digital age. Continue reading
In the 1990s, a prominent research facility associated with Johns Hopkins University conducted an experiment that knowingly exposed children — mostly African American, some as young as a year old — to dangerous levels of lead, as part of a study comparing different forms of lead paint abatement. Continue reading
In a 2001 Moyers Moment, two public health historians reveal how the vinyl chloride industry published misleading research to keep employees from knowing they were being poisoned. Continue reading