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2012-03-19 06:22:34

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by WNET: She was the Pride of the British Empire and a leading example of state-of-the art engineering in a time of groundbreaking scientific and technological innovations on a global scale. Yet the RMS Titanic sank less than three hours after striking an iceberg on April 14, 1912. Everyone knows about the many deaths in the icy waters, the fates of the rich and famous on the ship's maiden voyage and...

2012-03-19 06:21:56

NEW YORK, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new book - TITANIC: THE TENNIS STORY by Lindsay Gibbs ($12.95, New Chapter Press) - tells the incredible stories of tennis players Dick Williams and Karl Behr, who survived the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago on April 15, met on the rescue ship Carpathia, and went on to become teammates on the U.S. Davis Cup team and, incredibly, faced each other in the quarterfinals of the 1914 U.S. Championships (the modern-day US Open). Williams...

New Map To Bring Titanic Disaster To Life
2012-03-09 14:57:03

Researchers announced this week that they have finally developed a complete map of the Titanic wreckage site and plan to use this new information to gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the north Atlantic on April 14 and 15th, 1912. As the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking approaches researchers, explorers, and documentarians are racing to piece together a more comprehensive understanding of what happened from the time just before the Titanic struck an...

Did The Moon Play A Role In Sinking The Titanic?
2012-03-06 12:27:19

A team of astronomers from Texas State University is claiming the moon was an accomplice in bringing down the Titanic. Texas State researcher Donald Olson said the moon may help explain why the icebergs initially got into the path of the Titanic. “Of course, the ultimate cause of the accident was that the ship struck an iceberg. The Titanic failed to slow down, even after having received several wireless messages warning of ice ahead,” Olson said recently. The researchers...

2012-03-05 15:35:00

TWO-NIGHT WORLD PREMIERE EVENT Titanic: The Final World with James Cameron premieres Sunday, April 8, 8-10 p.m. ET/PT Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard premieres Monday, April 9, 10-11 p.m. ET/PT WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of the time, called a "ship of dreams." But just five days into its maiden voyage, RMS Titanic sank to a watery grave, along with more than 1,500 passengers. A century later, the world...

2012-03-01 12:36:00

PARIS, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first episode of the major international mini-series Titanic will be screened at MIPTV 2012, on Sunday 1 April in the Grand Auditorium in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Hosted by distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Lookout Point, the gala screening will be followed by an exclusive conversation with leading creators and cast members of Titanic, including Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes. Titanic is a co-production from ITV Studios...

2012-03-01 06:31:00

LONDON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HostelBookers, the budget accommodation specialist, offers customers the chance to win three pairs of tickets [http://blog.hostelbookers.com/competitions/titanic-belfast ] to Titanic Exhibition and 50 Ireland discount booklets. Opening in March 2012, Titanic Belfast will be a "must see" visit in any tour of Belfast and Northern Ireland. It is located in the heart of Belfast, on the slipways where Titanic was built. Inside this iconic...

2012-03-01 06:15:00

Experts from Union Station's Titanic Exhibit on Intermission Program KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award-winning Meteorologist Joe Lauria of Fox4 will be Master of Ceremonies at an Irish-themed musical reception featuring Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns at Harrah's North Kansas City this Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Kearns, the original founding member of THE IRISH TENORS, will perform with accompanist Dale Morehouse of UMKC. The Irish...

2012-03-01 05:18:00

PRINCETON, N.J., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the Titanic disaster is widely known, the authentic story of the lovers, tennis star Karl H. Behr and Helen Newsom, is little known...until now. This new, definitive biography, Starboard at Midnight, written by their granddaughter, brings to light the long-buried secrets of these two survivors, breathing new life into legend. Based on Karl Behr's unpublished autobiography (now in the Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, R.I.) along with family...

2012-02-22 06:02:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical announces the soundtrack releases of TITANIC: Anniversary Edition and TITANIC: Collector's Anniversary Edition on March 26, 2012. The releases will coincide with the newly re-mastered re-release of TITANIC, the world's most beloved and acclaimed film, in theaters on April 4, 2012. The theatrical re-release marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic setting sail (April 10th). In commemoration of these events, Sony Classical will release...