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Ron Pisaneschi, General ManagerHi, I'm Ron Pisaneschi. My Pick for next time is "The Big Burn" on American Experience. In August 1910, a massive wildfire sweeps across the Northern Rockies, including parts of the Idaho Panhandle, devouring more than 3 million acres in 36 hours. More than 78 firefighters perish in the flames. A third of the town of Wallace is destroyed. The catastrophe defines the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and the nation's fire policy for much of the 20th century. The film is based on Tim Egan's best-selling book and features first-hand accounts of those who lived through the devastation. That's "The Big Burn" on American Experience, Tuesday, February 3rd at 9:00 p.m. MT/PT. And that's my Pick for next time.

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