Bringing Panda to U.S.
July 10, 2005 Sunday 3PM CT
In 1936, a New York City socialite embarked on a mission to bring a panda from China to the United States. Tackling mountains, rivers, foul weather, and hostile male explorers, Ruth Harkness succeeded in bringing the first panda to the U.S. This hour on Here on Earth, Jean Feraca talks with Vicki Constantine Croke (CROAK), author of "The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal."
- Vicki Constantine-Croke, author of "The Lady and The Panda"
Soundbites and Music Used in the Program
- Guo Yue and Joji Hirota - "Mountain Path" - From the album Red Ribbon - Shanachie Records
- Yang Wei and Betti Xiang - "Birds Singing in the Tranquil Mountains" - From the album Song of Consonance - Traditional Crossroads Records
- Guo Yue and Joji Hirota - "Misty Lake" - From the album Red Ribbon - Shanachie Records