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PBS sets airdates for Titanic specials

U.S. net PBS has set April air-dates for Saving the Titanic, The Titanic with Len Goodman and Why Ships Sink, all of which will air to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famous vessel.
March 2, 2012

U.S. net PBS has set April air-dates for Saving the Titanic, The Titanic with Len Goodman and Why Ships Sink, all of which will air to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famous vessel.

Saving the Titanic will premiere on April 1, while The Titanic with Len Goodman will air on April 10. The ‘Nova’ special Why Ships Sink, meanwhile, premieres on April 18, and investigates the safety of cruise ships.

“The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is an opportunity to take another look at what really happened in this epic disaster,” said John Wilson, senior VP and chief TV programming exec at PBS.

“These three programs examine the tragedy from different angles – from the impact of the tragedy on the descendants of those onboard, to the engineering challenges faced by the crew and, finally, a chance to ask ourselves if the safety of cruise ships has kept pace with the public’s demand for larger and even more luxurious accommodations over the last hundred years.”

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