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ABC7 Presents: 1906 - A City Remembers


ABC7 News Anchor Dan Ashley hosts an hour-long special on the 1906 earthquake that forever changed San Francisco. Just as dawn was breaking on the morning of April 18, 1906, the earth rumbled in what became the most devastating earthquake to ever strike the City by the Bay.

One hundred years later, we still live with the fear of knowing our fault lines can rupture at any moment. What have we learned since 1906? How would San Francisco and the Bay Area survive another disaster of that magnitude? Resilient and courageous survivors share their vivid stories of that fateful morning and the destructive aftermath that followed. From little children grasping onto their parents as they run for survival to cold nights sleeping in Golden Gate Park, the survivors' memories are haunting.

Historians share the many artifacts and documents that have helped us figure out how the City began to rebuild. New research details how the 1906 earthquake impacted women and minorities and the complaints of inequities that followed during the disaster relief.

We’ll not only take a look back, but also look forward as we explore just how prepared the Bay Area is for another earthquake and which areas will be the most susceptible to catastrophic damage.

Check your local TV listings for re-broadcast dates and times on local Comcast channel 194.


The program airs on:
Saturday, April 8, 2006, 7 pm - 8 pm
Sunday, April 16, 2006, 4 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 3 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2006, 8 pm - 9 pm

Check your local TV listings for re-broadcast dates and times on local Comcast channel 194.


ABC-Channel 7 (KGO-TV/DT) in the broadcast areas of San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo and San Jose


Commemoration of 1906 Earthquake & Fire with historical footage and survivor interviews. Show includes how to prepare for the next "big one."


General public. Free event.


Therese Gamba, (415) 954-7710

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