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1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three… read more

This 1962 documentary tells the story of a fire that started on November 5th, 1961 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and over the course of three days destroyed 484 homes, damaged 190 others, and burned over 16,000 acres. The $30 million disaster led to new laws by the city to eliminate wood shingle roofs and to clear dry brush away from homes. The film was produced by the Los Angeles Fire Department and is narrated by actor William Conrad. close

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1962 Documentary Design for Disaster

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Program ID:
322758-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2014 | 11:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2015 | 5:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 22, 2014 | 11:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 23, 2014 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 24, 2014 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 29, 2014 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2014 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2014 | 1:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2014 | 9:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 06, 2014 | 1:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2015 | 9:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2015 | 1:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2015 | 5:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3