The poison squad
DVD
2020
3 available of 4 items

By the close of the Industrial Revolution, the American food supply was tainted--by frauds, fakes, and legions of new, untested chemicals--all threatening the health of consumers across the country. Based on the critically acclaimed book by Deborah Blum, it tells the story of crusading government chemist Harvey Washington Wiley, the man who led the pure food movement against the food manufacturing industry in the early years of the twentieth century, embarking upon a series of bold and controversial trials on twelve subjects--who would become known as the "Poison Squad." Wiley's experiments and tireless advocacy laid the groundwork for the United States' consumer protection laws, and ultimately the creation of the FDA.

Item Details
Series:
American experience
American experience (Television program). Selections DVD.
Subjects:
Consumer protection -- United States -- History.
Food -- Safety regulations -- United States.
Food -- United States -- Safety measures -- Government policy.
Food additives -- Safety regulations -- United States -- History.
Food adulteration and inspection -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1909.
Genre:
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Ark Media (Firm), production company.
Cragg, Tim, director of photography.
Denison, Tom, television producer.
Kennedy, Nancy, editor of moving image work.
Lionelli, Gary, composer (expression)
Maggio, John, screenwriter, television director, television producer.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster, publisher.
Stoll, Corey, 1976- narrator.
television adaptation of (work): Blum, Deborah, 1954- Poison squad.
ISBN:
9781531711696
Description:
1 videodisc (110 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
E.
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.
Other Title:
American experience. The poison squad
Notes:
Based on the book The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum.
Originally broadcast as a single episode of American Experience in 2020.
Widescreen.
Title from container.
"SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--container.
Edited by Nancy Kennedy ; music by Gary Lionelli ; director of photography, Tim Cragg.
Narrator, Corey Stoll.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; stereophonic.
For private home use only.
In English with English subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Described video for the blind and visually impaired.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
AE61902
Link to PAC
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