Granby: 2004 bulldozer rampage subject of History Channel program
Ryan Summerlin January 7, 2008
The 2004 bulldozer rampage that threw Granby into a state of disorder has been chosen as the subject of for a History Channel show.The segment, in which Granby residents were interviewed for the show Shockwave, has not yet been scheduled, but should air sometime in February, according to the channels spokesperson Catherine Mirra. The History Channel reaches more than 95 million cable subscribers. Camera crews recently were looking up those directly affected by the late Marvin Heemeyers designs to flatten the business district of Granby. In the end, Heemeyer destroyed 13 buildings, with an estimated cost of $7 million in damages. People such as Patrick Brower, former publisher of the local newspaper, the building of which was rammed, and Winter Park Police Chief Glen Trainor, who at the time under the Sheriffs office tried to stop Heemeyers iron tank, were searched out for interviews. Other Granby residents and business owners were also interviewed.Shockwave is a series that takes raw footage from headline-making events from around the world and dissects the video using the latest in graphic technology. The result is 3-D views of the film and segments that reveal the anatomy of each disaster. Its the hope of the shows producers that technology will expose information and details about the event that would normally not be noticeable by viewing tape with a naked eye. The series premiered Nov. 30. Showings are at 7 p.m mountain time. The History Channel is a cable television network featuring original, non-fiction specials and series that bring history to life.The channel has earned four Peabody Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, 10 News & Documentary Emmy Awards and has received the prestigious Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the networks Save Our History campaign, dedicated to historic preservation and history education. The Web site is located at www.history.com. Tonya Bina can be reached at 887-3334 ext.19603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.