Politics, People, and Pollution

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export


  • Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.


  • This program with Bill Moyers explores the delicate balance between corporate productivity and environmental responsibility, looking at the growing number of corporate "green" ads and asking: what is image? what is reality? Featured in the program are industry representatives and grassroots environmentalists who examine corporate America's willingness to protect the public's health and safety. The program travels to a rural Louisiana area known as "Cancer Alley" where we meet citizens struggling to get the chemical industry to operate in a responsible manner.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 18, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series Listening to America with Bill Moyers.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.


  • Politically Correct Media Images (2:32) -- Appealing Ads (2:42) -- Fooling the Public (2:02) -- Argument against Environmental Legislation (4:05) -- "Cancer Alley" (2:33) -- Citizen Activists and Chemical Association (3:38) -- Citizens Activists Against Chemical Industry (3:06) -- Standing Up to Big Industry (5:09) -- Demanding Accountability (4:31) -- Tax Breaks and Pollution (3:35) -- Jobs vs. Environment (2:54) -- Public Right to Information (2:13) -- Clean Up Instead of Prevention (2:49) -- Clean Technology (2:42) -- Citizens Involvement (3:00) -- Retribution for Speaking Out (1:47) -- Need for Cooperation (1:39) -- Credits: Politics, People, and Pollution (1:17)
Checking the Web...