• Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 2of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 2of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – [Man] Radio and television stations have given free air time. (eerie orchestra music) – [Man] There’s a problem about the air, the water and the Earth. It’s being ruined. That’s what Earth Week is all about. – [Man] What it’s all about is trying to convince everyone in Philadelphia that industrial activity like this has serious drawbacks as well as advantages. And the Earth Week committee wanted to reach more than just students. They wanted help from people like Mrs. Rita Cugini, the wife of a fireman in Southwest Philadelphia. Mrs. Cugini did become involved in Earth Week. When you think about it, when you walk around your own…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – This planet is threatened with destruction and we who live in it, with death. The heavens reek. The water is below a foul. Children die in infancy. And we, and the world, which is our home, live on the brink of nuclear annihilation. We are in a crisis of survival. – [Anchor] This is a CBS News Special. Earth Day. A question of survival. With CBS News correspondent, Walter Cronkite. – Good evening, a unique day in American history is ending. A day set aside for a nationwide outpouring of mankind seeking its own survival. Earth Day, a day dedicated to enlisting all the citizens of a bountiful country…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 1of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 1of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – [Walter] One of the biggest Earth Day observances was in Philadelphia, where an estimated 20-40,000 persons gathered in perfect weather in the city’s largest park. It was an Earth Day success story: a major demonstration in a major city. But, it did not come easily. There were many organizational problems, including a heated controversy over whether to accept financial aid from industries causing pollution. David Culhane followed the Philadelphia story from its start to today’s colorful demonstration. (upbeat hippie music) – [David] Fairmount Park in Philadelphia today. As much like a rock music festival, as a teach-in on the environment. A few older people, a few blacks, and some…