When Weather Changed History Documentary Series Overview (2008-2009)


Introduction

When Weather Changed History was an American documentary television series that was shown The Weather Channel from 2008 to 2009. It chronicles major events in history and the effect weather had on them.

Also known as When Weather Makes History (working title, US).

Outline

A look at defining historical moments in early and modern history in which weather greatly played a factor in certain events.

When Weather Changed History launched on 06 January 2008 with the premiere episode focusing on the space shuttle Challenger explosion. The series premiered with record high ratings for its first season of 10 episodes. As a result, a second season consisting of 14 episodes was ordered. Season 2 premiered on 05 October 2008.

When Weather Changed History Series

  • Series 02 (2008-2009):
    • Episode 01: Galveston Hurricane.
    • Episode 02: The Great Chicago Fire.
    • Episode 03: Titanic.
    • Episode 04: Hindenburg.
    • Episode 05: Killer Smog.
    • Episode 06: Dust Bowl.
    • Episode 07: D-Day.
    • Episode 08: Drowning the Heartland.
    • Episode 09: Nagasaki.
    • Episode 10: Hurricane Katrina.
    • Episode 11: Deadly Heat.
    • Episode 12: Washington’s Weather.
    • Episode 13: Greentown.
    • Episode 14: 1974 Super Outbreak.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
    • Norm Woodel.
  • Director(s):
    • Scott Alexander.
    • Karl Gustave.
    • Samantha Sanders.
  • Producer(s):
    • Mary Boylan … supervising producer (9 episodes, 2008-2009).
    • Jonathan Towers … executive producer (8 episodes, 2008-2009).
    • Kaye Zusmann … executive producer (7 episodes, 2008).
    • Elizabeth Tyson … producer: development / associate producer (6 episodes, 2008-2009).
    • Corinne Whitney … finishing producer (5 episodes, 2008).
    • Lourdes Castellanos … finishing producer (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Alicia Ontiveros … associate producer (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Greg Scott … producer (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Dan Tyrrell … associate producer / producer (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Tracy Ullman … producer (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Scott Alexander … producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Laura Alper … producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Tasha Brown … finishing producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Josh Delott … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Michael Epstein … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Steven Feinartz … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • David Garte … producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Becky Levi … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Jeff Martin … senior supervising producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Dana McClellan … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Kayla McCormick … producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Sarah Pagura … producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Jane Petrof … supervising producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Brian Prusko … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Kristin Reyer … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Jessie Rogowski … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Samantha Sanders … producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Brian Schodorf … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Kristen Simony … field producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Shana Slutsky … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Collie Witt … associate producer (1 episode, 2008).
    • Laura Farber … associate producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Charles Fitzgerald … senior supervising producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Dan Kolen … associate producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Fouzia Najar … associate producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Ashley Saluga … producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Nailah Sims … associate producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Hugo Soskin … producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Liz Valliyil … producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Heidi Zersen … producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Vicki Zwart … producer (1 episode, 2009).
  • Writer(s):
    • Laura Alper … (written by) (1 episode, 2008).
    • David Garte … (written by) (1 episode, 2008).
    • Kayla McCormick … (written by) (1 episode, 2008).
    • Samantha Sanders … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Greg Scott … (writer) (1 episode, 2008).
    • Dan Tyrrell … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Liz Valliyil … (writer) (1 episode, 2009).
    • Heidi Zersen … (writer) (1 episode, 2009).
  • Music:
    • Jim Gaynor … (5 episodes, 2008-2009).
    • Steve Rashid … (1 episode, 2009).
  • Cinematography:
    • Jim Pappas … (3 episodes, 2008).
    • Doug Clevenger … (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Damon Hennessey … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Anthony Powell … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Yoram Astrakhan … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Marc Menet … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Marcin Wawrzyczek … (1 episode, 2009).
  • Editor(s):
    • Karl Gustave … (4 episodes, 2008).
    • George Zwierzynski Jr. … (2 episodes, 2008-2009).
    • Alberto Mendez … (2 episodes, 2008).
    • Scott Alexander … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Mike Dombrosky … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Emil Enev … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Garrett Fletcher … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Marilyn Joy … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Monica Kowalski … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Brendan Murphy … (1 episode, 2008).
    • Karla Svatos … (1 episode, 2008).
    • David Shapanka … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Evan Spence … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Brad Stewart … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Joe Winston … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Adam Zeitlin … (1 episode, 2009).
  • Production:
    • Towers Production.
  • Distributor:
    • The Weather Channel (2008) (USA) (TV).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 06 January 2008 to 23 March 2008.
    • Series 02: 05 October 2008 to 25 February 2009.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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