A flu like no other sweeps across the country, first starting at military bases bustling with war activity, then finding its way into the civilian population, killing indiscriminately and with alarming speed. But this isnt fiction, or a dire prediction for this years flu season; its the story of Influenza 1918. It killed more Americans than all of the wars in the 20th Century combined, but faded from the collective memory almost as quickly as it spread across world. Watch “Influenza 1918,” the powerful story of Americas worst health crisis, Monday, January 18, 2010 on PBS.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Influenza 1918 Promo