Titanic: Voyage To The Past
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.
Apr 6, 2012 — It's been 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the anniversary brings with it a barrage of literature. Former NPR editor Rachel Syme has been keeping track of the new releases and lists her favorites here. Do you have a favorite Titanic book? Let us know in the comments.
Apr 4, 2012 — The world seems obsessed with the Titanic, which went under nearly 100 years ago. At a museum in Britain, you can study Titanic products. Items include: Iceberg Beer, a Titanic Barbie doll which looks like Kate Winslet's character from the movie and a Tubtanic bathtub plug.