When Weather Changed History Titanic


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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.
 
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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

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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.
 
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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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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
 
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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.
 

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.
 

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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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>>So what was it like?<<

I caught a small portion of it, notably Jen's discussion of the rivits/steel issue. I can see why she was exasperated as it rather misrepresents the position that she and Tim stated in their book in my opinion.

I'll be watching the rebroadcast.
 
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Here on the West Coast The Weather Channnel is 24. This Sunday 21 Dec. @ 9:00 p.m. the staion's
regular segment..."When Weather Changed History"
will present a segment on TITANIC. Enjoy!

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA

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I watched a point of view documentary from the Iceberg's point of view and the Titanic's. Plus their fatal meeting. The Berg had a lot more years on it. It sounds like the Documentary you thinking of. Although there probably different ones. I saw it on the History Channel or Discovery Channel.It was a good show. Wish I could remember the name.
 
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George, once parted from Greenland, according to Scientific minds, it took the berg *three yrs." to reach the TITANIC rendezvous point...the TITANIC a *mere* five days!

Michael Cundiff
NV, USA
 

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