Oral Histories: Remembering the 1948 Donora Smog Incident

Department of Communications, California University
Produced in Prof. Jimmy Carter's 'COM336: Broadcast Reporting' course (Spring 2008)
Student Credits: Kelsey Love, Marc Stempka, & Cara Irwin

John Baldini & Alec Lonich, Interviewed by Dave Lonich, Ph.D.
SUMMARY: Many observers believe the discharge from the Donora Zinc Works furnaces was a major contributor
to the death and illness associated with the Smog incident. In this interview segment, two retired zinc workers
discuss their working conditions and recall their experiences on the job during the last days of October 1948.

Running time=5:29

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