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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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