Documentary television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Robert Kenner; Ken Chowder; David G McCullough; Linda Hunt; Robert Kenner Films.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Home Video.; PBS Video.
|注意：||Distributed also by PBS Video.
Originally broadcast as a episode of: The American Experience.
|餘額：||Cinematography, Don Lenzer [and others] ; editor, Alison Ellwood ; narrator, Linda Hunt ; music, Mark Adler.|
|表演者：||Series host: David McCullough.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|叢書名：||PBS Video reference library, v. 264.; American history video library, v. 264.|
Worst epidemic in American history
American experience (Television program)
|責任：||produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH.|
In September 1918, soldiers stationed near Boston suddenly began to die. Doctors found the victims' lungs filled with a strange blue fluid. They identified the cause as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen, and medical science proved powerless against it. In desperation, people turned to folk remedies, while frantic officials closed all public places and everyone was required to wear masks. But the virus was unstoppable, relentless, devastatingly lethal. By the time the epidemic ran its course, over 600,000 people were dead, more than all U.S. combat deaths of the 20th century.