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American Experience; Rescue at Sea

01/05/1999

TRT: 56:46 Ch1: Stereo Left Ch 2: Stereo Rt Ch 3: Mono Mix


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Series
American Experience
Program
Rescue at Sea
Program Number

1105

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

On January 23, 1909, two ships -- one carrying Italian immigrants to New York, the other, American tourists to Europe -- collided in a dense fog off Nantucket Island. Suddenly, more than 1,500 lives became dependent on a new technology, wireless telegraphy, and a 26- year-old wireless operator who sent a steady stream of distress signals as his cabin filled with water. Courage and luck saved the day, and a week after the collision, a bill requiring wireless on every ship carrying more than 50 passengers was introduced to Congress.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Rescue at Sea,” 01/05/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_818C80EBCB584EE09709934BE445D6A4.
MLA: “American Experience; Rescue at Sea.” 01/05/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_818C80EBCB584EE09709934BE445D6A4>.
APA: American Experience; Rescue at Sea. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_818C80EBCB584EE09709934BE445D6A4
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