The Return of the Cuyahoga
This special focuses on the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, the pollution of the river and its impact on Americans. The fire near the river led the Mayor to push for Congressional funds for a new sewage treatment facility. This also increased environmental awareness and Earth Day began the year after the fire. A few years after that, the EPA was founded and the Clean Water Act was passed. The river has changed the way Americans view nature and its impact on their lives.