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The Fighting Ministers

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.


TAGS: activism, labor, ministers, pittsburgh, steel workers

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The Fighting Ministers

Premiere Date: September 3, 1989

Filmmaker: Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser


Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser
Bill Jersey and Richard Wormser

Critical Acclaim

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

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