Those First 24 Hours

Discover the story of the first night of the wine country fires that killed more than 40 people and destroyed nearly nine thousand homes and buildings in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake and Mendocino counties. Six months after the fires, follow the first responders who worked in the very first hours, before extra help arrived, and hear their chilling stories of close calls and snap decisions.

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Take an in-depth look at our history, present, and future with ViewFinder. Each episode is a unique documentary look at our community, bringing unique voices and stories to the front and framing them in a larger perspective.


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ViewFinder Episodes

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Saving the Sacred

S27 Ep8 | 28m 34s

Urbanization and artifact looting threaten the histories of the Koi and Habematolel Pomo.

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Wilder Than Wild

S27 Ep5 | 56m 46s

Examine how fire suppression and climate change have made wildfires more severe.

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More Knowledge Takes Flight

S27 Ep6 | 26m 46s

Visit an elementary school that's growing future pilots.

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Newcastle, Gem of the Foothills

S27 Ep4 | 26m 57s

Explore one of California’s most compelling Gold Rush towns.

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