When Weather Changed History Titanic

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Arlene Forconi

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Here in the states I've been seeing promos for the new season of "When Weather Changed History" and it looks like there will be one episode featuring the Titanic. The season starts in October, so those of us who get TWC need to keep a lookout and give everyone a head's up.
 
David G. Brown

David G. Brown

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Upcoming on the U.S. Weather Channel -- "When Weather Changed History-Titanic" will be airing on October 19th. The producers have not yet announced the air times. Names you know of people who were contacted for this new production include Charlie Haas, Jack Eaton, Sam Halprin, and Jennifer Hooper McCarty.

-- David G. Brown

[Moderator's Notes: 1. This post, originally posted in a separate thread in this subtopic, has been moved to the original one. 2. The title of this thread, has been changed to reflect the name of the documentary. JDT]
 
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Arlene Forconi

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According David Brown in another thread this will air on October 19. Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.

Leen
 
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Tim Foecke

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I was contacted as well, but turned them down due to the producer being somewhat flaky. Jen wound up exasperated by them.

Hope the show is at least somewhat viewable.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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>>Jen wound up exasperated by them.<<

Uhhhh...thanks for the warning, Tim. I'll watch it if I can but I'll be cautious.
 
Samuel Halpern

Samuel Halpern

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Maybe it is the difficulty that some people have, especially those with a technical background, in explaining things to someone else who has little knowledge of a subject to begin with except what they may have gathered from reading a popular book or two or watching one of those over hyped videos, and is trying to learn something about it for the first time.
 
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Paul Lee

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I also gave them a lot of information about weather patterns from my own Lloyds research, details from my ebook, and useful contacts. They were very slow in getting back in touch!

Paul

My ebook on the Titanic and the Californian is now available at http://www.paullee.com/book_details.php
 
David G. Brown

David G. Brown

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Discussing the merits of TV program contents...pushing on a rope...whistling in the wind...same/same.

The primary purpose of programs in U.S. television broadcasting is to keep the spots (commercials) from bumping into one another. And, if possible, programs are used to attract an audience. In my 17 years as a TV producer I was never asked about the quality of the content of a particular program. The only question I got was, "did all the spots run?"

See spot run...
Run spot run...
...darned spot better run!

-- David G. Brown
 
Samuel Halpern

Samuel Halpern

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Sometimes the best spots don't make the cut into the show. If asked how weather changed history with regard to Titanic, the real answer is quite simple. There were many situations where a storm can be blamed for the loss of a ship. In this case, it was the loss of a ship that created the storm.
 
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Paul Lee

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Can "ice" be termed as "weather"? Probably not much, but then again, the bergs and field ice that year have been attributed to a warm winter, which falls under the label of "weather." Perhaps.
 
Michael H. Standart

Michael H. Standart

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>>Can "ice" be termed as "weather"? <<

Not directly, but as you pointed out, the warmer then average winter may have contributed to it. More bergs calving from glaciers meant more bergs to watch out for in the shipping lanes.
 
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Shea Sweeney

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Perhaps the lack of weather is more like it.

Since there was no wind on the night of April 14th, the lookouts could not see the foam that builds up on the base of icebergs.

As Capt. Smith commented to Second Officer Lightoller, the sea was "flat as a mill pond".
 
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