PBS Premiere: September 3, 1989
Moved by the growing desperation of thousands of laid-off steel workers, a group of ministers in Pittsburgh begins to confront the city's government and powerful corporations. Their passionate, controversial and unorthodox actions lead to profound soul-searching, Church rejection and imprisonment.
The Fighting Ministers
Premiere Date: September 3, 1989
Filmmaker: Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser
I am still haunted by the testimony of those men and women who have paid so fearfully for acting in conscience... I am still shaken by what I saw of conviction so powerful it is socially and spiritually explosive.”
— Bill Moyers