The Eugenics Crusade on PBS

Mark your calendars to tune into PBS on Tuesday, October 16, 9 to 11 p.m., EST, to see the premiere of The Eugenics Crusade, a riveting program in the American Experience series, written and directed by Michelle Ferrari whose credits include much-admired documentaries on Rachel Carson, Margaret Sanger, and – an Emmy winner – Seabiscuit.  I had the pleasure of working with Michelle as a consultant on the project and to offer on-camera commentary on its subject in the company of Adam Cohen, Nathaniel Comfort, Wendy Kline, Thomas C. Leonard, Paul Lombardo, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Alondra Nelson, Christine Rosen, Jonathan Spiro, Alexandra Minna Stern, and Keith Wailoo.

-Dan Kevles