While so many this week are remembering the Titanic on the 100th anniversary of that epic disaster, WHYY Newsworks turned its attention to "epic failures" in Philadelphia's history. We helped by putting reporter Peter Crimmins in touch with Michael Zuckerman, the author of our "City of Firsts" essay, and our associate editor Stephanie Wolf. Their insights into such memorable events as the Bicentennial and Sesquicentennial were featured along with others' comments about the Tram to Nowhere, the MOVE bombing, and other "epic failures." What would you add? Visit Newsworks to join the discussion. (And keep coming back to the Encyclopedia - we will add essays on the Sesquicentennial and Centennial celebrations this summer.)
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