American Experience

The Heroes of the Big Burn

Clip: Season 27 Episode 4 | 2m 19s

After the Big Burn, Pinchot publicizes the selfless actions of the fire fighters who lost their lives in the blaze. The men who gave their lives to defend America’s public lands were regaled as heroes in the press, and an outpouring of public support helps ensure the survival and growth of the U.S. Forest Service. "The Big Burn" premieres February 3 on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 02/03/15

Rating: NR

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