We Heard the Bells

Written by Holly on Tuesday February 2, 2010

fluWE HEARD THE BELLS: THE INFLUENZA OF 1918 is new documentary for public television premiering on OETA Wednesday night, February 10th at 10pm. It explores the history of pandemic flu and its implications...for today and the future

WE HEARD THE BELLS explores the personal and family experiences of a diverse group of Americans during the influenza pandemic of 1918, including one survivor from Sequoyah County in Oklahoma. The history of the flu unfolds as these survivors tell their stories. Their memories frame key questions that drive the continuing search for answers to help us weather the current H1N1 pandemic and future flu pandemics.  

The program is narrated by award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson.