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Discovery working on Costa Concordia special

The Discovery Channel program, set to air this spring, will examine the story behind the Italian cruise ship that ran aground January 13, with 11 confirmed dead thus far.
January 20, 2012

Discovery Channel will air a special this spring that will examine the story behind the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.

On January 13, the Italian cruise ship carrying 4,200 passengers ran aground off the coast of Giglio Island, with 11 confirmed dead at press time and 23 individuals still missing.

The Discovery Channel special will explore various questions surrounding the disaster: what happened, how, and what are the plans to salvage the vessel, larger than the Titanic.

“The world has been horrified and captivated by the real life drama of the Costa Concordia disaster,” said Nancy Daniels, EVP, production and development for Discovery Channel. “With so many unanswered questions, Discovery will piece together not only the immediate events but the bigger story of what comes next in recovery and restoration.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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