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Discovery to air fast turnaround Oklahoma tornado doc

Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster (working title), a one-hour doc about the May 20 Oklahoma tornado disaster, will air on Discovery Channel in the U.S. this Sunday (June 2).
May 29, 2013

U.S. net Discovery Channel will air the one-hour special Mile Wide Tornado: Oklahoma Disaster (working title) this Sunday (June 2).

Produced by Pioneer Productions, the fast-turnaround documentary will examine the massive tornado that touched down near Oklahoma City on May 20 and traveled more than 17 miles, killing 24 people and leaving thousands homeless.

The film will recount the tragedy through a mix of scientific analysis, “tornado-tracking CGI,” on-the-ground footage, and interviews with eyewitnesses, storm chasers and meteorologists.

The network also promises Mile Wide Tornado will boast “one of the most comprehensive collections of user-generated footage of the Oklahoma tornado to date,” as well as interviews with the people that captured the images.

Kirstie McLure and Robert Strange are serving as executive producers for Pioneer, while French Horwitz and Julie Meisner Eagle are exec producing for Discovery Channel.

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