Episode #203: The Beach Bill

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In 1967 Governor Tom McCall signed the Beach Bill with great fanfare--forever granting the public recreational access to the dry sands of Oregon's beaches. It was the first chapter of the "Oregon Story," setting the stage for other landmark environmental legislation. But the fight to protect Oregon's beaches from private development--and "No Trespassing" signs--began years earlier when Governor Oswald West designated Oregon's beaches as a public highway in 1913. The show will illuminate the events, issues and politics that led to the Beach BIll; tell the stories of people who worked for its passage; and explore the continuing controversy of private property rights vs. public access.
  • Monday, August 4 at 9:00 p.m. on OPB TV
  • Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00 a.m. on OPB TV

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