In 1947, a massive explosion ripped through the thriving port of Texas City, Texas, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Veteran journalist and presidential biographer Bill Minutaglio writes about this nearly forgotten disaster and the landmark legal battles against the U.S. government that followed.


  • Bill Minutaglio professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, co-author with Steven L. Davis of, "Dallas 1963" (October 2013)

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Trump Campaign And Challenges For Down-Ballot Republican Candidates

Thursday, Oct 27 2016Donald Trump’s campaign and questions about fundraising are presenting challenges for other Republican candidates across the country. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests talk about what this could mean for the G-O-P’s get-out-the-vote operations and key races in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, North Carolina and elsewhere.

A Conversation With “Broad City” Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

Wednesday, Oct 26 2016What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.