The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937

75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in American history - the flooding of the Ohio River which… read more

75 years after it took place, author David Welky looked at one of the worst natural disasters in American history - the flooding of the Ohio River which caused over 400 deaths, ran over a million people away from their homes, and caused more than a half-billion dollars worth of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 5-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937

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305190-1
Category:
Interview
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Interview
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2012 | 1:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 02, 2012 | 7:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 31, 2012 | 1:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2012 | 12:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2012 | 5:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 2012 | 7:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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