American Experience

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World

Season 32 Episode 3 | 52m 27s | Video has closed captioning.

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World recounts the story of the man who would not only solve India’s famine problem but would go on to lead a “Green Revolution” of worldwide agriculture programs estimated to have saved one billion lives.

Aired: 04/21/20

Expires: 04/20/23

Rating: TV-14

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