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PBS Rachel Carson Documentary Features Dr. David Kinkela
Congratulations to Dr. David Kinkela who is featured as a commentator in a major documentary produced for the PBS series, American Experience, about the life of Rachel Carson. Kinkela's own research about the history of the use of DDT in the United States and abroad (DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World, 2013) made him an ideal choice to speak about Carson and her legacy. Her 1962 bestselling book, Silent Spring, informed a broad popular audience about the threat the chemical posed to the environments it was used in. "Drawn from Carson’s own writings, letters and recent scholarship, the film illuminates both the public and private life of the soft-spoken, shy scientist who launched the modern environmental movement." You can watch the documentary by clicking here.