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Up from the Grave

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This is CNN's first ever original audio immersion 3-D podcast. Up from the Grave tells the story of one of the deadliest fires in Arkansas's history. That fire extinguished the lives of 21 boys-48 barely escaped-after being padlocked inside their dorm room at a reform school. Today, families are calling it Arkansas's Secret Holocaust and 60 years later, through comprehensive reporting, bombshell interviews of experts, survivors and three sisters who lost their brothers in the fire---CNN examines what happened that dreadful night, and in the days following reveal how the state handled the investigation.

This is CNN's first ever original audio immersion 3-D podcast. Up from the Grave tells the story of one of the deadliest fires in Arkansas's history. That fire extinguished the lives of 21 boys-48 barely escaped-after being padlocked inside their dorm room at a reform school. Today, families are calling it Arkansas's Secret Holocaust and 60 years later, through comprehensive reporting, bombshell interviews of experts, survivors and three sisters who lost their brothers in the fire---CNN examines what happened that dreadful night, and in the days following reveal how the state handled the investigation.
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This is CNN's first ever original audio immersion 3-D podcast. Up from the Grave tells the story of one of the deadliest fires in Arkansas's history. That fire extinguished the lives of 21 boys-48 barely escaped-after being padlocked inside their dorm room at a reform school. Today, families are calling it Arkansas's Secret Holocaust and 60 years later, through comprehensive reporting, bombshell interviews of experts, survivors and three sisters who lost their brothers in the fire---CNN examines what happened that dreadful night, and in the days following reveal how the state handled the investigation.

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Episodes

Not Yet Over

6/28/2019
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In 2019, during our reporting, suddenly there are new developments. After decades of not recognizing the boys or fire---the state of Arkansas has a change of heart. What took them so long, and was it enough? via Knit

Duration:00:27:15

The Two Sides of Segregated Arkansas

6/27/2019
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One survivor takes us back to a racially divided Arkansas, while the investigation into fire shows a different side. Was there a cover-up? via Knit

Duration:00:38:49

Inside the School and a Messy Funeral

6/26/2019
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The school, the fire, the boys' burial happened, then quickly disappeared. New investigative reporting uncovers the secrets of an unknown school and a mass burial. via Knit

Duration:00:28:54

Meet the Boys

6/25/2019
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Known in history as inmates of the Arkansas Negro Boys' Industrial School, but who are these boys? Take a journey into the lives of Amos Gyce, William Lloyd Piggee and Willie C. Horner. via Knit

Duration:00:26:01

The Dorm's on Fire

6/24/2019
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Go inside one of Arkansas' deadliest fires, where 69 boys are battling to get out. What really happened the night of the fire? via Knit

Duration:00:29:19

Sneak Peak at Up From The Grave

6/17/2019
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Up from the Grave tells the story of one of the deadliest fires in Arkansas's history. That fire extinguished the lives of 21 boys-48 barely escaped-after being padlocked inside their dorm room at a reform school. The series premieres June 24, 2019. via Knit

Duration:00:01:28

Deadliest Fire... Best kept secret

6/8/2019
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A controversial fire that extinguished the lives of 21-black boys, in segregation-era Arkansas. Who were these boys? How did this happen? The idea of brushing history under the rug is largely been Arkansas's past, says Dr. Brian Mitchell, History professor of UALR. Now 60 years later, how did one of the deadliest fires fly under the radar? From the funerals to the investigation to families seeking closure, CNN reveals the twists and turns of a story that's not yet over. via Knit

Duration:00:02:41

Deadliest Fire... Best kept secret

6/6/2019
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A controversial fire extinguished the lives of 21 black boys, in segregation-era Arkansas. Who were these boys? How did this happen? The idea of brushing history under the rug has largely been Arkansas's past, says Dr. Brian Mitchell, History professor of UALA. Now 60 years later, how did one of the deadliest fires fly under the radar? From the funerals to the investigation to families seeking closure, CNN reveals the twists and turns of a story that's not yet over. via Knit

Duration:00:02:41