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Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy, Economy, and Environment tells the story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis the Earth had ever seen.

Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer "the size of North America." The culprit was CFCs: the gas in hairspray, refrigerant, and air conditioning. Eerily reminiscent of today's complex debate on energy and climate change, the film shows what America did to avoid a global ozone catastrophe—and how history is repeating itself with climate change today.

With rich archive material, Shattered Sky returns to a happier time when CFCs were a miracle substance—revolutionizing our economy and way of life. It recalls the frightening discovery that our protective ozone layer was vanishing, with Walter Cronkite declaring: "There's reason for concern about the damage to the atmosphere that may be caused by fluorocarbons, the propellant gas in many aerosol cans."

The film takes us through the 1970s and 1980s, when doctors predicted skyrocketing cancer, but business didn't want to change. As the issue captured the public's imagination, Congress received more letters about the ozone crisis than any issue outside the Vietnam War. The media and citizens wanted to know: would the government act in time?

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Show Guest- BECKER

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Show Guest- WATSON

Show Guest- BENEDICK

Show Guest- CLAUSSEN

Show Guest- DONIGER

Show Guest- DUDEK

Show Guest- FAY

Show Guest-GOODELL

Show Guest- MOLINA

Show Guest- NILLES

Show Guest- OPPENHEIMER

Show Guest- ROAN

Show Guest- ROGERS

Show Guest- ROWLAND

Show Guest- SULLIVAN

Show Guest- THOMAS

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