WATERTOWN, NY (April 4, 2022) –
On April 10, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic set sail on a five-day journey across the North Atlantic Ocean. One of the largest and most state-of-the-art ocean liners of its time, the Titanic was thought to be unsinkable. But on April 15th, the Titanic collided with an iceberg and plunged to the ocean bottom a few hours later, tragically taking the lives of more than 1,500 passengers and crew.
To mark the 110th anniversary of this historic event, WPBS-TV will rebroadcast Titanic: Band of Courage (Wednesday, April 13th, 10:00 pm), the dramatic and inspiring story of the eight musicians who continued to play on as the ship went down in a valiant effort to provide peace, calm and dignity to those facing certain death. The story of the band and their legendary bravery in the face of death made news around the world at the time. The story is told with commentary and interviews from experts on the era, the ship, the music and the night of the sinking – supported by archival footage, photos, renderings, original location footage and dramatic footage of Titanic as it rests now on the ocean floor of the North Atlantic.
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