A&E {TV documentary: _Death of a Dream_}

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For those of you who watched the A&E presentation, would you be kind enough to give me some detail? Please?

-- Rose (rose364@earthlink.net), February 15, 1998


Response to A&E

I watched the presentation Rose, what kind of details do you want?

-- Allison (allisonelizabeth@mb.sympatico.ca), February 15, 1998.

Response to A&E

How was it different from the Fox one?

-- Rose (rose364@earthlink.net), February 15, 1998.

Response to A&E

The A&E presentation of Titanic showed exactly what happened that dreaded night and had interviews with survivors as well as the discovery of the great ship in 1985.

-- Jim Islam (najmi@udel.edu), February 15, 1998.

Response to A&E

The A&E show had nothing to do with JC's movie. It had survivors telling their stories, talked more about the crew than any other Titanic show I've seen, and of course, spends a lot of time talking about the more famous passengers. It's $39.99 if you want to order it, the number's 1 800 423 1212 and from the commercials on TV there's about 4 tapes.

-- Jen (jendrew@hotmail.com), February 15, 1998.

Response to A&E

Rose, I saw (and taped) the full four hour documentary when it first aired in 1994, and have watched it at least a dozen times since.

The A & E documentary goes into great detail about the history of the Titanic, from its inception in 1907, through its construction, launch, maiden voyage and sinking (the **fourth** hour, which was ***not*** aired, deals with Ballard's discovery of the wreck site, and the controversy surrounding the current salvage efforts by RMS Titanic, Inc.).

The A & E documentary includes extensive interviews with some of the remaining Titanic survivors, (two of whom were also featured in the Fox special, but in much greater length and detail), as well as voiceover recreations of accounts by others survivors, such as Colonel Gracie, Jack Thayer, Mary Smith, Lawrence Beasley, Charles Lightoller, and Harold Bride. Also interviewed are present-day Titanic historians such as Walter Lord (the dean of Titanic historians), Don Lynch and Ken Marschall (also interviewed in the Fox special, and historical consultants to James Cameron), George Behe, Edward Kamuda (founder and president of the Titanic Historical Society), Brian Ticehurst (president of the British Titanic Society), and others.

A & E reruns the three-hour version farily regularly. As Jen mentioned earlier, the full four hour set is available for $39.95 from A & E, and well worth the investment. This is easily the best video documentary on Titanic available today, and I heartily recommend it.


-- Kip Henry (kip-henry@ouhsc.edu), February 15, 1998.

Did any of you guys who watched the A&E special notice a woman standing by the rail on Carpathia who happened to be wearing a scarf?

-- Dave Phillips (Sonitus@USA.net), February 16, 1998.

in browsing through the upcoming tv schedule this weekend, the cable network A&E/ARTS is showing 2 documentaries in a row this coming Sunday, March 8...titles are "Death of a Dream" and "The Legend Lives On".....anyone interested might want to check their local schedules but here they're beginning at 5pm to 9pm and reshowing again at about midnight!!!

-- Karen Pressley (gemin555@aol.com), March 04, 1998.

Yep! Folks, this is the ***full*** four hour documentary, not the three hour edited version A&E ran last month. If you taped the edited version, get your tape back out and tape over it. Everything you saw in the three hour version will be shown, plus the additional material dealing with the rescue of the survivors, the Senate and BOT inquiries, the various efforts to locate the wreck, and the ongoing controversies surrounding the salvage efforts, plus interviews with Ballard, George Tulloch (RMS Titanic's president).


-- Kip Henry (kip-henry@ouhsc.edu), March 04, 1998.

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