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CNN to broadcast HBO doc on Triangle factory fire

It has been 100 years since the catastrophic fire in a New York City factory, and to mark the anniversary, CNN will present the HBO documentary Triangle: Remembering the Fire.
March 24, 2011

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It has been 100 years since the the catastrophic Triangle factory fire in New York City, and to mark the anniversary, CNN will present the HBO documentary Triangle: Remembering the Fire.

Airing on the news network on March 26, the doc tells the story of the 1911 fire that broke out at the Triangle Waist Company, trapping 146 mostly immigrant women and teenage girls inside. It was the worst disaster at a workplace in New York State until 9/11.

“We are so pleased that CNN has chosen to recognize this important documentary by broadcasting it on the network,” commented Sheila Nevins, president, HBO Documentary Films.

The documentary from director/producer Daphne Pinkerson and producer Marc Levin debuted on HBO on March 21 .

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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