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: TBA




Irene Pandrock & Joseph Haller, Interviewed by Dave Lonich, Ph.D.
Summary: In November 1948 the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Wilmington, North Carolina offered a week-long, free vacation
at the Wrightsville Beach resort area to 50 Donora residents who had been sickened by the Smog. In this interview segment,
the children of two men who made the trip to Wrightsville Beach recall their fathers´┐Ż stories of their experiences.


Running time=5:47

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