Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Canada AM Marks 100th Anniversary of Deadly Shipwreck with Online Titanic Reports

Canada AM Marks 100th Anniversary of Deadly Shipwreck with Online Titanic Reports

A week-long CTV reminiscence of the RMS Titanic set sail today with special online reports from Ireland. Everyday this week, CTV reports, Canada AM’s Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson will look at historic sites and stories connected with the Titanic to mark the ship’s legacy. Full reports will be posted online at www.canadaam.ctv.ca and daily blogs will form part of the week-long conversation, April 9 – 13.

Titanic was constructed in Belfast, home of the biggest shipbuilding operation in the world at the turn of the century.
Titanic sank the night of April 14/15, 1912, as she crossed the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
Canada AM ‘s Titanic Week Highlights Include:
Monday, April 9
Canada AM delivers portraits of Titanic’s most notable passengers and prominent Canadians, including Montreal’s wealthiest man, Harry Markland Molson, Winnipeg real estate tycoon Mark Fortune, railway president Charles Melville Hays (who was returning to Ottawa for the gala opening of his company’s new hotel, the Chateau Laurier), and wealthy industrialist Major Arthur Peuchen.
Tuesday, April 10
Canada AM looks at the Chateau Laurier’s Titanic connection as both celebrate 100th anniversaries. Also, the show looks at the chilling story of Titanic with Discovery’s Alan Nursall as he immerses himself in frigid waters to test the effects on the body that Titanic passengers would have experienced.
Wednesday, April 11
Canada AM explores the Halifax connection to Titanic. Rescue efforts were launched from Halifax and 150 of the victims were buried there. CTV’s Todd Battis and John Boileau, author of the recently published Halifax and Titanic, explore the Titanic connection.
Thursday, April 12
Canada AM talks to director James Cameron about the new release of his epic film Titanic. It was one of the top grossing films of all time. Now audiences are getting the chance to see Jack and Rose once again in 3-D.
Canada AM broadcasts from Carrickfergus, an 800-year-old castle in Northern Ireland. Jeff Hutcheson takes viewers to Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s most famous attraction, declared a world heritage site; and Royal Portrush, host of the Irish Open in June and considered one of the greatest golf courses in the world.
Friday, April 13
Canada AM welcomes special guests Belfast Mayor Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile and Dr. Robert Ballard, the man who located the remains of Titanic at the bottom of the ocean as Marci and Jeff head to the birthplace of Titanic for a very special live broadcast from Belfast. Inside the state-of-the-art Titanic Museum, located near the shipyard where Titanic was built, visitors are offered an interactive exhibition uncovering the story of Titanic’s origins, construction, launch and history.
Lis Travers is the Vice-President and Executive Producer for Canada AM and Wendy Freeman is the President of CTV News.
For more Mediacaster Magazine coverage realted to this topic, please see:
Shaw Marks Titanic Anniversary with New Programming, Dedicated Website

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