Pace Scholar to Appear on PBS Documentary

John Cronin, Pace Resident Scholar in Environmental Studies, former Hudson
Riverkeeper, co-author of The Riverkeepers, documentary filmmaker, advocate for the Hudson and former commercial fisherman to be featured in PBS documentary on the Hudson River.

Who: John Cronin, Pace Resident Scholar in Environmental Studies, former Hudson
Riverkeeper, co-author of The Riverkeepers, documentary filmmaker, advocate for the Hudson and former commercial fisherman to be featured in PBS documentary on the Hudson River.

What: AMERICA’S FIRST RIVER: BILL MOYERS ON THE HUDSON

When: April 23 and April 24 from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings)

To reach John Cronin for expert comment on the making of the documentary and to learn more about the Hudson River contact: Mary Horgan at (914) 923-2798, email: mhorgan@pace.edu.
or Donald Singletary at (212) 346-1637, email: dsingletary@pace.edu.

John Cronin Biographical Information

Since 2000 Cronin has been the Resident Scholar in Environmental Studies at Pace University. He founded the Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies to focus the talents and expertise of the university community on the environmental challenges facing the Hudson River and neighboring residents. Cronin also serves on the founding staff of Governor George Pataki’s Rivers and Estuaries Center on the Hudson, a global institute for environmental research and education. In addition, he is the president of the Hudson Fisheries Trust, established to preserve the maritime history and lore of the Hudson River’s commercial fishing families.

John Cronin has earned a reputation as one of America’s preeminent environmentalists. The Knight-Ridder Newspapers praised him as a “hero in one of the great success stories of the modern environmental movement,” People magazine described him as “equal parts detective, scientist and public advocate,” and the Wall Street Journal has called him “a unique presence on America’s major waterways.”

Named a Hero for the Planet by TIME magazine in 1999 for his work as America’s, and the Hudson’s, first full-time Riverkeeper, he was responsible for bringing to justice more than one hundred polluters and environmental lawbreakers. He co-founded the Water Keeper Alliance, which now represents more than 90 “Keeper” programs on waterways in four countries.
Cronin is an author, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and former commercial fishermen. He has been the subject of two books and numerous documentaries and profiles, co-authored the book The Riverkeepers, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and has been a frequent contributor on environmental policy to The New York Times. Along with “Gorillas in the Mist” producer Robert Nixon he produced and wrote “The Last Rivermen” which the Motion Picture Academy Foundation named one of the outstanding documentary films of 1991.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

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