Source to the Sea: The Columbia River Swim, Part 1 (No. 411)
First Aired Monday, December 14, 2009
This award-winning film tells the story of Christopher Swain's epic 1,300 mile swim down the entire length of the Columbia River. Follow Swain downriver as he calls attention to a multitude of environmental and human rights concerns that plague this great river of the West. The plight of wild salmon, the never-ending pollution from the Hanford Nuclear reservation, the dozens of dams choking the river, and the countless Native Americans affected by the industrial domination of a once-wild river are all a part of this story of the Columbia River.