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Saving The Titanic Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Tue, May 8, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

She was the pride of the British Empire. A leading example of state-of-the-art engineering in a time of groundbreaking scientific and technological innovations on a global scale: the Titanic. Yet she sank in less than 3 hours after striking an iceberg on April 14, 1912.
We all know about the many deaths in the icy waters, the fates of the rich and famous on the ship's maiden voyage and the dramas that played out in the Titanic's last hours. What is less known, however, is how a team of shipbuilders and engineers attempted to save the stricken vessel. Seeking to answer the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision, this program tells the story of the disaster from below deck, with the action taking place between the time the crew embark the Titanic at Southampton and the eventual sinking of the ship.
Based upon eyewitness accounts, this is the story of 9 central characters from the engineering crew as they work among the huge, coal-fired furnaces heating the boilers and massive dynamos whirring to satisfy the ship's demand for electricity. Their personal stories of bravery are recounted as the men fought courageously to hold back the power of the sea and keep the power systems running, even when they learned that all was lost. Most of these men died but their actions saved many lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 14, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 13, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 9, 2012 -- 3:00 AM
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