Mr. Tornado - The remarkable story of the Ted Fujita - Now on PBS American Experience.

Jeff House

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PBS also has it up on their streaming App. I have Roku but I figure PBS has it for other streaming devices. Mr. Tornado is a great documentary. They have just enough personal background for the general viewer, and a ton of science for us!

Apparently I missed meeting Dr. Fujita by a couple years at my first weather job. He visited WeatherData a couple years before I started. So I miss a guy I never even met. Timing is everything. Sounds like storm chasing, lol!
 
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Mark Blue

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What an excellent documentary of Ted Fujita and his relentless pursuit of understanding tornado science as we know it today. I sure enjoyed it and think most who watch it will as well. It was really impressive how he took still pictures from the residents and made it into a film of the entire lifecycle of that tornadic incidence. Very inspiring to say the least.
 

Roy Britt

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I really enjoyed this program very much and was glad he got the credit he deserved for all he did for our understanding of tornadoes. I first met him in 1974 when i visited the University of Chicago.
 
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James K

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Dang. Missed this on TV. :(
Just went & looked on YouTube. nothing but a couple clips there.
Guess I might have to try their website.
 
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I would love to have a print of that super detailed hand drawn analysis of the full super outbreak. Being a weather geek who went to design school, I'm in awe of that detail and skill in both the art and the science.
 
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For some reason when I attempted to record this on my Spectrum box off my local PBS station, what was recorded was a documentary about the 4/27/11 outbreak that I'd already seen, despite the program guide info being correct.
 
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James K

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Finding it on their website was as @rdale suggested, click the link in the 1st post, from there is a link for the full video. that part was simple :)

Getting it to work, not so simple...took trying 3 different browsers & figuring out what to allow in the extra security I have.