Video Footage and Programs about the Hartford Circus Fire
Hartford Public Library Remembers the 75th Anniversary of the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire. Watch this hour-long program including discussion with Stewart O'Nan online HERE.
The History Channel's Wrath of God: Fire Under the Big Top is a 50-minute documentary program with actual footage from inside the tent and interviews with survivors. Originally aired in 2000. DVD available at Amazon.com.
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)'s one-hour documentary program The Circus Fire - produced, written and directed by Rich Hanley - airs often on CPTV, and some libraries may still have VHS copies. Includes interviews with several survivors and archival footage of Hartford and the circus. Originally aired in 2000.
Disasters of the Century - Laughter Turns to Tears is a documentary program with a segment on the circus fire. DVD available at Amazon.com.
TV series Miracles had a 2003 episode titled Little Miss Lost which weaves a fictional mystery story around the 1944 circus fire and the unidentified Little Miss 1565. Here is a summary of the show at TV.com. DVD available at Amazon.com.
Stewart O'Nan talks about his book The Circus Fire: A True Story at the Connecticut State Library, July 6, 2000. The author reads passages from his book, and responds to questions and comments from the audience, which included Mr. William Epps and other survivors of the fire. Watch this 79-minute video online at the C-SPAN Video Library.
Hartford Circus Fire Memorial - 2012 Ceremony:
Rep Tony Hwang learns from Langdon Sisters about Hartford Circus Fire of 1944: