Titanic At 100
Catalogue Number: CTV553
Subject: Canadian History
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 68
A CTV reminiscence of the RMS Titanic sets sail with special online reports from Ireland. Included are a look at historic sites and stories connected with the Titanic to mark the ship's legacy. 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.
Friday, April 13 - Canada AM welcomes special guests Belfast Mayor Councillor Niall O'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.
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