May 19, 2022

Presenting: Not Past It - The "Crying Indian" Ad

by How to Save a Planet

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We’re bringing you an episode of another Gimlet podcast, Not Past It, which looks at a moment from that week in history and explores how it shapes our world today. On Earth Day, April 22nd, 1971, a commercial debuted starring a crying American Indian. The image stuck in the country’s consciousness. But there were surprising forces behind the ad. Not Past It digs into the powerful players who helped shape how we think about environmental action.

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