Jun 8, 2001
While the seniors danced at Prom Night 2001 in Hoisington, Kansas—a town of about 3,000—a tornado hit the town, destroying about a third of it. When they emerged from the dance, they discovered what had happened, and in the weeks that followed, they tried to explain to themselves why the tornado hit where it did. Plus other stories that happen on Prom Night.
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- In this Act, we argue that epicenter of prom genius—the place where America's prom future is being born—is the town of Racine, Wisconsin. In Racine, they've added one ingredient to prom that takes it to a whole new level of intensity. Reported by Wendy Dorr.
Special thanks to OVO Incorporated, an arts collective in New York. It's from them we heard about the prom in Racine. They're making a film about it called World's Best Prom and were very helpful. For information about them and their film, visit their website. (10 minutes)
Prom night, Baltimore, 1977.