Titanic: Voyage To The Past
Apr 30, 2012 — "Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it," says mining magnate Clive Palmer. He says he's contracted with Chinese shipbuilders and that the liner will be ready to sail in 2016. First voyage: From London to New York.
Apr 15, 2012 — One hundred years ago, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. At that very spot today is another luxury liner, there to mark the centennial of the disaster. Writer Lester Reingold is on board the memorial cruise, and he sends us this report.
Apr 14, 2012 — When explorer Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic on the sea floor in 1985, he also found a pair of leather shoes sitting on the deck near the stern of the ship.
Apr 14, 2012 — John Edward Simpson was a ship's doctor aboard the Titanic. He wrote a letter to his mother back home in Belfast, a few bits of news and fond wishes. The letter, sent from the great ship's last port of call, made it home. Simpson did not.
Apr 13, 2012 — From the tootle of its opening pennywhistle, "My Heart Will Go On" became Titanic's third co-star, and no power ballad since has matched it for size or emotion.
Apr 13, 2012 — Titanic the musical, that is. NPR.org's Dana Farrington played a drowning victim as an eight-grader in 2002. The costumes and set were memorable in a good way, she says. But portraying the tragic ordeal was a bit creepy.
Apr 13, 2012 — Wallace Hartley left work as a bank teller to become a conductor. He spent his final moments on the deck of the Titanic, leading the ship's seven musicians in song as they sank into the North Atlantic.
Apr 12, 2012 — People behaved very differently on another ship that sunk around the same time. An economist thinks he knows why.
Apr 10, 2012 — On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail for New York City. The rest of the story has been the subject of countless books, shows and films about the legend of the "unsinkable" ship. Bob Ballard, who discovered the wreckage, talks about why the story is still so fascinating.
Apr 9, 2012 — I'm working on a radio story about the sinking of the Titanic, and I need to grab a few audio clips from the movie. That's harder than I thought.