American Experience

Chapter 1 | The Poison Squad

Preview: Season 32 Episode 2 | 8m 56s Video has closed captioning.

Dr. Harvey Wiley, determined to banish dangerous substances from dinner tables, took on the powerful food manufacturers and their allies. Wiley embarked upon a series of bold and controversial trials on 12 human subjects who would become known as the “Poison Squad.”

Aired: 01/28/20

Rating: NR

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