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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.”

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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