Search the Archive

American Agenda (Environment: Green Consumerism) #134653

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 14, 1991
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) Expansion of "green consumerism," which calls on Americans to use environmentally safe products examined. [Environment writer Joel MAKOWER - comments on business response.] Du Pont, Sprint, GM, Chevron environmentally linked television ads shown. [New York City consumer commissioner Mark GREEN - addresses some product claims.] [Consumer advocate Ken DEUTSCH - explains to shoppers what is degradable.] [CONSUMER - responds.] Furor over Chevron's ad campaign examined. [National Toxic Campaign Michael PICKER, Public Media Center's Herbert Chao GUNTHER - talk about issue of companies' environmental ads.] [Chevron's Dan JOHNSON - responds.] [MAKOWER - says national set of rules is needed.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.