American Masters

A Dangerous Whale Rescue Mission by Greenpeace

Clip: Season 28 Episode 4 | 2m 48s

Rex Wyler and Paul Watson, both among the co-founders of Greenpeace, describe the danger and tragedy of the first whale rescue mission they conducted in 1975, when Russian whale hunters were tracking a pod off the coast of California. This video with archival footage of the rescue mission is an excerpt from American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, premiering on PBS on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.

Aired: 04/22/14

Rating: TV-14

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