American Chemistry Council Takes Issue with Moyer, Trade Secrets
Me thinks the ACC doth protest too much...
The following pieces have been excerpted from the ACC's website.
angers group, Washington
Post, March 23-25, 2001
Mr. Moyers said he treated the industry fairly and was resisting attempts to discredit his work before it is shown, the Associated Press reports.
The growing storm concerns "Trade Secrets," a 90-minute investigation of the chemical industry that premieres on PBS stations Monday. The documentary outlines the industry's reported attempts to hide the dangers of its chemicals from employees and the public.
The American Chemistry Council has set up its own Web site to rebut the show and has complained about Mr. Moyers to Pat Mitchell, president of the Public Broadcasting System.
Mr. Moyers said his findings are based primarily on chemical-industry documents uncovered as part of a lawsuit filed by the widow of a former chemical worker from Louisiana who died of brain cancer at age 46.
Mr. Moyers invited chemical-industry representatives to take part in a 30-minute discussion, along with health and environmental experts, that will air immediately after the documentary. It will be taped on Monday about two hours after the industry representatives are allowed to view the program for the first time.
Chemistry Today, Daily Digest 3/22/01
Advisory (March 21, 2001)
A new website-AboutTradeSecrets.com-was launched today. It provides information about the safety and benefits of the products of chemistry and the safety net currently in place to protect chemical workers, the public and the environment.
On Monday, March 26, PBS will broadcast "Trade Secrets: A Moyers Report," which the network describes as a "groundbreaking investigative report on the chemical industry." Before you report on this 90-minute documentary or the issues it addresses, you should know that Bill Moyers never contacted the industry to obtain information. He has refused to give the industry an opportunity to address allegations in the report, correct possible inaccuracies or provide balance.
Here, then, is the other part of the story Bill Moyers isn't talking about. At www.AboutTradeSecrets.com you will find:
The industry's correspondence with Bill Moyers and PBS dealing with the program.
AboutTradeSecrets.com is sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, the Chlorine Chemistry Council and the American Crop Protection Association.
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