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A Plague on Our Children

Poisons, profitd and public health

Overview

Genre
Investigation, Environment, Politics, Contemporary Issues, and Portrait
Synopsis

A hard-hitting investigation of dioxins and PCBs, with a clear scientific explanation of why they are the most poisonous man-made substances in existence, and the disturbing human consequences of exposure to them.

When first telecast in the PBS "Nova" series, the Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial about the documentary, questioning the filmmaker's patriotism.

Soon after, "A Plague on Our Children" won the prestigious DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism award (the Pulitzer Prize of TV journalism).

"Mr. Richter's documentary is angry and quite persuasive."—New York Times
—New York Times

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
114 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1979-80
Locations
Oregpn California, upstate New York, Chicago

Distribution Details

Release year
1980
Awards
duPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism award (TV"s Pulitzer Prize)
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS (WGBH Nova series)
Language
English

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