Chemical Industry Attacks Bill Moyers Exposé, "Trade Secrets"

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers exposed decades of corruption of science and politics by companies, trade associations and PR firms defending the chemical industry in his March 26 documentary, Trade Secrets. In the week leading up to the actual broadcast, the chemical industry launched its own attack on Moyers, claiming that his documentary was unfair and biased. (For Moyers' response, click here.) In a speech at the National Press Club, Moyers gave additional details of the attacks that have attempted to dissuade PBS from airing the show. He also describes a previous and far more successful effort by chemical interests to suppress and falsely discredit a 1993 Moyers production about pesticides and children's health.