Katharine Hepburn. She returned home to the family residence in Connecticut on Long Island Sound to reflect on her relationship with Howard Hughes and her career. She and her family got caught in the malestrom as a 20-foot storm surge slammed into their home on the Connecticut coast.
A family living on Napatree Point in Little Narragansett Bay (near Watch Hill). The surviving family members recall how the storm literally ripped the house out from under them and they clung to a portion of the house to survive.
A bus driver in Jamestown. He was driving Jamestown's elementary schoolchildren home that afternoon and was crossing the causeway where Jamestown beach is when the storm surge slammed into the school bus. This story was so gripping its' difficult to describe articulately what happened to the 8 schoolchildren and the bus driver that afternoon.
The show also offered rare color footage of the disaster and describes how the surge roared up Narragansett Bay and slammed into downtown Providence - one historian described it as "water pouring into Providence as fast as water being poured into a glass".
The next airing is Sept. 9 (Sarturday at 5:00 PM). Here is the schedule:
Set your VCR's and TiVos if you're unable to watch it. You must watch the show. It's that hard-hitting.
Edited by MikeR, 31 August 2006 - 07:40 AM.