100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster

April 3, 2012

On April 10, 1912, RMS Titanic,  the White Star Line’s newest and most luxurious liner touted as “unsinkable,” left Southhampton, England heading for New York City. April 14th, four days into the journey, the ship hit an iceberg, and in a mere two hours forty minutes broke apart and sank. This tragedy caused by man’s hubris and overconfidence and the stories of the unfortunate passengers and crew have resonated with us for a long time. We seem to have an ongoing fascination with this epic disaster, perhaps because of the horror and romance attached to it. This April marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster, and there are many media events and publications commemorating it. Here are some of the TV and movie events planned:

April 4: Re-release of James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster “Titanic” in 3-D.

April 8: “Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron” on National Geographic.

April 10: Documentary special “The Titanic With Len Goodman” on PBS.

April 10: Dramatization “Saving the Titanic” on PBS.

April 14-15: Four-part miniseries “Titanic” on ABC.

April 15: Expert commentary “Titanic at 100: Mystery Solved” on History.

On March 29th the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. opened its new exhibit “Titanic: 100 Year Obsession.”

And if this is still not enough to satisfy a fascination with all things Titanic, the EPL has much in its collection on this compelling subject.

Barbara L.

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