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The Big Burn

American Experience films presents ; an Insignia Films production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston ; produced by Amanda Pollak ; written and directed by Stephen Ives
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond.
Director
Stephen Ives
Performers
Narrator, Oliver Platt.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
60 min.
Language
In English with optiona English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Rating
Rating: TV-PG
Notes
  • Based in part on the book The big burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America by Timothy Egan.
  • Originally produced as an episode of the PBS show, American Experience, in 2014.
Related Title
Contained in (work): American experience (Television program)
ISBN
9781627891394, 1627891390
Credits
Director of photography, Andrew Young ; edited by Omry Maoz ; original music by Peter Rundquist.
Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2014]
Publisher no.
BIBU601 American Experience
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, widescreen, NTSC region 1; 5.1 surround.
Technical Details
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