Time Traveling with Brian Unger - Netflix

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Time Traveling with Brian Unger goes where ordinary travelers can't, using eye-popping computer-generated graphics to visually travel back in time and tell stories from yesteryear that tourists won't find in the guidebooks. Host Brian Unger is the ultimate tour guide, bringing his irreverent humor and point of view to the fascinating stories that most Americans don't know yet. In each episode, locals agree to accompany Brian to destinations they've never visited before--some off-limits to the general public--or to look at iconic landmarks in a fresh, new way, revealing histories we never knew.

Time Traveling with Brian Unger - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2015-04-20

Time Traveling with Brian Unger - Johnstown Flood - Netflix

The Johnstown Flood (locally, the Great Flood of 1889) occurred on May 31, 1889, after the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River 14 miles (23 km) upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall, releasing 14.55 million cubic meters of water. With a volumetric flow rate that temporarily equaled the average flow rate of the Mississippi River, 2,209 people, according to one account, lost their lives, and the flood accounted for US$17 million of damage (about $463 million in 2017 dollars). The American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton and with 50 volunteers, undertook a major disaster relief effort. Support for victims came from all over the United States and 18 foreign countries. After the flood, survivors suffered a series of legal defeats in their attempts to recover damages from the dam's owners. Public indignation at that failure prompted the development in American law changing a fault-based regime to strict liability.

Time Traveling with Brian Unger - Literature - Netflix

There is literature about the flood. Poems include: “The Pennsylvania Disaster”, a poem by William McGonagall “By the Conemaugh”, a poem by Florence Earle Coates Short stories include: Brian Booker's “A Drowning Accident”, in One Story (Issue #57, May 30, 2005), was largely based on the Johnstown Flood of 1889. Caitlín R. Kiernan featured the flood in her “To This Water (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1889)”, in her collected Tales of Pain and Wonder (1994). Books about the flood in a historical context include: Willis Fletcher Johnson wrote in 1889 a book called History of the Johnstown Flood (published by Edgewood Publishing Co.), likely the first book account of the flood. Gertrude Quinn Slattery, who survived the flood as a six-year-old girl, published a memoir entitled Johnstown and Its Flood (1936). Historian and author David McCullough's first book was The Johnstown Flood (1968), published by Simon & Schuster. Fictional novels include: Rudyard Kipling noted the flood in his novel, Captains Courageous (1897), as the disaster that destroyed the family of the minor character “Pennsylvania Pratt.” Marden A. Dahlstedt wrote the young adult novel, The Terrible Wave (1972), featuring a young girl as the main character, the book is inspired by the memoir of Gertrude Quinn (Slattery) who was six years old at the time of the flood. John Jakes featured the flood in his novel, The Americans (1979), set in 1890 and the final book in the series of The Kent Family Chronicles. Rosalyn Alsobrook wrote Emerald Storm (1985), a mass market historical romance set in Johnstown. The characters Patricia and Cole try to reunite with each other and loved ones after the flood. Kathleen Cambor wrote the historical novel In Sunlight, In a Beautiful Garden (2001), based on events of the flood. The book was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Richard A. Gregory wrote The Bosses Club, The conspiracy that caused the Johnstown Flood, destroying the iron and steel capital of America (2011), a historical novel that proposes a theory of the involvement of Andrew Carnegie and other wealthy American industrialists in the Johnstown Flood, told through the lives of two survivors. Judith Redline Coopey wrote Waterproof: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood (2012), a story of Pamela Gwynedd McCrae from 1889–1939 through flashbacks. Kathleen Danielczyk wrote “Summer of Gold and Water” (2013) which tells story of life at the lake, the flood and a coming together of the classes. Colleen Coble wrote “The Wedding Quilt Bride” (2001) which tells the story of a romance between a member of the club's granddaughter and a man brought in to see if the dam was really in trouble. It follows him trying to convince the people of the danger and then the flood. Michael Stephan Oates wrote the historical fiction novel “Wade in the Water” (2014), a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Johnstown flood. Jeanette Watts's “Wealth and Privilege” (2014) portrays the Fishing and Hunting Club at its heyday, and then the main characters scramble for their lives in the Flood at the novel's climax. Mary Hogan's “The Woman In the Photo” (2016) writes about two young women in present-day and Johnston, Pennsylvania in 1889. Jane Claypool Miner wrote “Jennie” (1989). An historical fiction romance written about a young girl who rides the flood from South Fork to Johnstown and survives. She then works as a telegraph operator for the reporters flooding the town while advocating for the people living there. Humor as a speaker's resource: Variations on story of an elderly man lived through the Johnstown Flood (or in Johnstown PA) and bored countless of his contemporaries with his narratives about the Johnstown Flood. When he died, he went to Heaven and was greeted by St. Peter, whom he told that he wanted to tell the gripping story one more time. He's permitted to retell the story but warned that Noah will be in the crowd or audience.

Time Traveling with Brian Unger - References - Netflix