The Titanic


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.