Fever! Watch It Wednesday Night

April 2, 2012 | by Peter Woodall


America’s capital, the busiest, richest, most sophisticated place in North America, is decimated by a mysterious disease. More than half flee and just about all political authority vanishes. “Fever: 1793,” produced by Sam and Phil Katz’s History Making Productions, is the story of failure, courage, and terror–an event that pushed this city to the very edge.

The half-hour film, which was written by Hidden City Daily co-editor Nathaniel Popkin and researched by our Steve Currall, is the second in a multi-part series on the essential stories in Philadelphia history.

Watch it at 7:30 Wednesday on 6ABC.

Next, the History Making team moves into the 20th century, with the story Sam Katz calls “Shakin’, Bacon, and Remaking,” Philadelphia in the post-World War II period. That film will air in June.


About the Author

Peter Woodall Peter Woodall is the Project Director of Hidden City Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and a former newspaper reporter with the Biloxi Sun Herald and the Sacramento Bee. He worked as a producer for Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane and wrote a column about neighborhood bars for PhiladelphiaWeekly.com.


  1. rob says:

    I missed the first installment of the series. what is its name and can it be found online?

    1. The project website is http://www.historyofphilly.com/
      Might have to contact Phil Katz–philip.katz@gmail.com for a copy of the first episode.

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