Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster

Today we are used to seeing disasters unfold live on TV. But in 1963, it was all new.

More info here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 23, 2012
     Category: Disasters | 1960s | TV News

We've come a long way, baby. Little stuff like this wouldn't even reach the 5 o'clock news and wouldn't survive the 24hr cycle.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/23/12 at 11:33 AM
Interesting. The Wiki article points out that this disaster was primarily due to subsidence caused by oil extraction, but oil-friendly experts shielded the industry from blame for several decades.
Posted by Harvey on 09/23/12 at 08:24 PM
Blame it on big oil.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/24/12 at 01:27 AM
When they don't tell people that their extraction was causing subsidence? Sure, why not blame big oil? I mean, whose fault would it be otherwise, the earth's?
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 09/24/12 at 03:25 PM
Dam what a disaster!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/24/12 at 09:30 PM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.