1953 Waco Tornado

Larry Holze talked about the 1953 tornado that destroyed much of downtown Waco, Texas. The tornado killed 114 people and caused extensive damage to the downtown… read more

Larry Holze talked about the 1953 tornado that destroyed much of downtown Waco, Texas. The tornado killed 114 people and caused extensive damage to the downtown area. It is the 11th deadliest recorded tornado in U.S. history. Mr. Holze talked about the tornado’s destruction and how the town pulled together to overcome the natural disaster. He also shared images of the damage and audio from a radio broadcast the night the tornado hit the city.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Waco, Texas, from Novermber 3-6 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local 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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1953 Waco Tornado

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Location:
Waco, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Dec 06, 2014 | 3:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 17, 2015 | 6:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Dec 06, 2014 | 3:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2014 | 3:27pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2014 | 9:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 08, 2014 | 1:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 08, 2014 | 7:26am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 13, 2014 | 11:55am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 14, 2014 | 2:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 17, 2015 | 6:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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