Rachel Carson's Silent spring [electronic resource] / writer and producer, Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation, WNET/Thirteen and Peace River Films.
Host, David McCullough ; narrator, Alex Chadwick ; readings by Meryl Streep.
She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman." But her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and a new ecological consciousness.