The Circus Fire

Mr. O’Nan talked about the book The Circus Fire: A True Story, published by Doubleday Books. The book examines a 1944 fire at a Ringling Brothers… read more

Mr. O’Nan talked about the book The Circus Fire: A True Story, published by Doubleday Books. The book examines a 1944 fire at a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut. The author looked at the events leading up to the fire, the ensuing stampede that left 167 people dead, the turmoil afterwards, and the resulting litigation and changes to the law. There were also remarks from other speakers and a message from Charles Nelson Reilly was read. Mr. O’Nan responded to questions and comments from members of the audience, many of whom were survivors of the fire. close

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The Circus Fire

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Program ID:
158088-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Aug 05, 2000 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 31, 2005 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Aug 05, 2000 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2000 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2000 | 1:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2000 | 12:47am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 2005 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2005 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 31, 2005 | 5:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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