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Sept. 3: Forward Archival Material On The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Debuts On PBS

The Forward archive was influential in the making of a show on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which will play on PBS stations beginning September 3.

The history-meets-travel series “The Future of America’s Past” looked to the Forward’s vast archival collection for photos and information to help create an episode that focuses on the 1911 industrial tragedy. The show will play coast-to-coast on more than 220 PBS stations — including the NYC affiliate and stations in Rochester, Watertown, and Plattsburgh — so check your local listings.

Earlier in the year, composer Julia Wolfe partnered with the New York Philharmonic to create a dynamic retelling of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and reached out to Forward archivist Chana Pollack to enhance the production and a complementary exhibit.

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