Report: PBS to air program tonight on the 1910 fires

There are reports that the PBS television network will air a program tonight, September 9, about the fires of 1910 that changed wildland firefighting forever. The program is part of the American Experience series, and is named “The Fire That Changed Everything — The Big Burn”. It is based on Timothy Egan’s best-selling book, “The Big Burn”.

The video trailer above states that it is “Coming to PBS September 9, 2014”. The U.S. Forest Service Twitter account for the California Region said they were told it would be on PBS in the Bay Area September 9. And, we found an article about the program that said it would be on tonight from 9 until 10 p.m. ET.

But, we searched the PBS schedules for several cities across the country and could not find it listed. However, we found a PBS page for “American Experience” that said “The Big Burn” would air on January 1, 2015, and also “AIR DATE TBD”.

From the trailer, it appears that the program will be interesting. If anyone can confirm the air date for the program, please let us know in a comment.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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