Sunshine Mine Disaster

Season 2007 Episode 1 | 28m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

Host Marcia Franklin talks with guests about one of America's largest mining accidents, the explosion in May, 1972 at the Sunshine mine in north Idaho. 91 men lost their lives in the toxic fire. Guests, including a woman who lost three family members in the explosion discuss how the disaster broke the area not only economically but emotionally, and how the communities are finally rebounding.

Aired: 11/28/07

Rating: TV-G

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