The Titanic

Airs Sunday, April 15 2012 at 10pm on AM820

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

We’ve all seen fictional re-creations of the Titanic’s demise.  Now hear from the people who were actually there.  WNYC presents a vintage Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) documentary from 1972 that vividly captures eyewitness accounts from the ship’s passengers and crew including Captain Lord and the 2nd Officer.  The crew members and expert historians also conjecture as to whether or not the boat which ignored the distress signals was "The Californian" or not.  And a story about a British factory worker obsessed with resurrecting Titanic from the ocean floor.

This archival program was written by Neil Copeland and originally released in 1972.  We’d like to thank the CBC for broadcast permission.

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Comments [1]

Cathy Copeland from Pickering, Ontario

Thank you so much for broadcasting the 1972 documentary on the Titanic. Neil Copeland was my father and won the Canadian Actra award for this piece. It was wonderful to hear his voice again and the story is fascinating.

Apr. 15 2012 11:41 AM

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