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Iceberg, Straight Ahead!
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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04/16/2008
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On this date in 1912, the world woke up to the news of the sinking of the Titanic.

 

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Edward Kamuda of the Titanic Historical Society: Photo by WFCR's Bart FellerEdward Kamuda of the Titanic Historical Society: Photo by WFCR's Bart FellerOn this date in 1912, the world was waking up to read accounts of the sinking of the massive ship, the Titanic.

More than 1500 people died, when the liner hit an iceberg on it's trip from Southampton, England to New York City. Interest in the shipwreck, the stories of survivors, and the collection of memoribilia has only grown since the discovery of the wreckage in 1985 by Connecticut-based explorer Bob Ballard, and especially since the wildly popular 1997 movie.

Today, where we live, we'll talk with the founder of the Massachusetts-based Titanic Historical Society about the enduring interest in one of the great disasters of the 20th Century, we'll hear archived interviews with survivors.

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