Friday, February 19, 2010

Marking the Grim Anniversary of The Station Nightclub Fire

Saturday, February 20th, marks a grim anniversary for Rhode Island: it is the night The Station nightclub fire snuffed out 100 lives and irreparably altered the lives of 300 more who survived the inferno. Even seven years later, stories are still being written, opening old wounds fresh and new. Admittedly, for the loved ones of the 100 - brothers and sisters, sons and daughter, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives - seven years is a blink in time. As for the rest of us who were not directly affected, we are reminded that life can be turned upside down in a matter of minutes.

On Saturday night at 10 P.M., WSBE Rhode Island PBS will re-broadcast the film, 41. It's a story about the fire's youngest victim, Nicholas O'Neill, then only 18. The film was produced and directed by Christian De Rezendes and Christian O'Neill (Nicky's older brother).

This earlier blog, from our television debut of the film in November, describes the documentary and includes a video clip from WPRI's The Rhode Show of an interview with Nicky's father, Dave Kane.

41 will be re-broadcast on Monday, February 22 at 2:30 A.M. 

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.