CBS Network - In The News - "Acid Rain" (1983)
Here's a segment of the kids news featurette, In The News - which deals with the subject of acid rain, and in particular its destructive effect on the plant and wildlife of the Big Moose Lake in upstate New York State and hundreds of other lakes in the Northeastern United States and Canada. A clip of Dr. Dwight Webster (a Cornell University scientist who bred a strain of brook trout that could better adapt and survive in acidic lakes) is briefly shown.
Also includes a commercial break for one of "the many fine products of General Foods" - more specifically, Post Alpha-Bits cereal, with an offer for an "Alfie Animal Alphabet" poster and two sets of stamps in specially marked boxes.
These aired between commercial breaks during Saturday morning cartoons on CBS affiliates from 1971 to 1986 (and was for that network what the long-running animated Schoolhouse Rock featurettes were for ABC). For many years, it was the one of the only times a CBS News production had theme music. This particular segment aired halfway through The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (with bumper voiceover by Rick Dees).
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Voiceover by Doug Poling.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, August 6th 1983 during the 10:25am to 10:30am timeframe.
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