The Smelly Fish That Built America

| Tue Jul. 18, 2006 8:38 PM EDT

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Nobody will ever write a Moby-Dick about that humble and foul-smelling fish, the menhaden, but PBS will run a segment on it. The NOW program this Friday night features a co-production based on H. Bruce Franklin's article in Mother Jones about how a football tycoon took George H.W. Bush's oil company and used it to declare war on the fish that built America. Check here for your local station and time.