Earth Days: American Experience

Earth Days: American Experience

Sun, 09/16/2012 - 10:30pm

Photo credit: American Experience Earth Days website

A poetic meditation on man’s complex relationship with nature and a probing analysis of past responses to environmental crisis.In the sprit of Rochester's Greentopia Festival, WXXI presents Earth Days: American Experience airing Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/ cable 11 and 1011). The film traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day and to its status as a major political force in America. Drawing heavily on eyewitness testimony and a wealth of never-before-seen archival footage, Stone examines the revolutionary achievements — and missed opportunities — of a decade of groundbreaking activism.

Please note that the date and time presented in this program differ from that of our local broadcast schedule.

This program is offered with Descriptive Video (DVi), which provides concise descriptions of the sets, scenery, costumes, action, and other important visual elements between the dialogue of the program.