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The poison squad / American Experience Films ; written and directed by John Maggio ; produced by John Maggio and Tom Denison ; an Ark Media production for American Experience.

Maggio, John, (film producer,, screenwriter,, film director.). Denison, Tom, (film producer.). Stoll, Corey, 1976- (narrator.). Blum, Deborah. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Poison squad. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). Ark Media (Firm), (production company.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Bethlehem Main Library 363.192 DVD (Text) 33062009294621 Adult DVD Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531711696
  • ISBN: 1531711693
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS, WGBH Boston , [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast on television in 2020.
Based on the book: 'The Poison Squad' by Deborah Blum.
Wide scren (16x9).
Participant or Performer Note:
Corey Stoll, narrator.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 9-12.
Rating: NR.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, wide screen (16x9), stereo
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: Food adulteration and inspection > United States.
Food additives > Safety regulations > United States > History.
Food > Safety measures > Government policy > United States.
Food > Safety regulations > United States.
Consumer protection > United States > History.
United States > Politics and government > 1901-1909.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.

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