American Experience

Triangle Fire

Season 23, Ep 8, Aired 2/28/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The deplorable conditions of "sweat shop" production factories are brought to America's attention after 150 people are killed in a 1911 fire in New York City.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jamila Wignot

  • Michael Murphy

    Narrator

  • Mark Zwonitzer

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Narrator: (on the aftermath of the fire) All but twenty three of the dead were women. More than half of them were teenagers.

    Trivia (1)

    • The decline in the popularity of women's shirt waists and the constant drops in prices caused the Triangle workers to be under never-ending productivity pressures.

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