VoiceAmerica Variety

VoiceAmerica Variety

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bestselling Author Hampton Sides Provides an Insightful Update on the Titanic Story to Dr. Schuldenrein

 Join us on Wednesday, April 4 at 3pm Pacific Time for a discussion on the latest technological innovations and historic updates on the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster. Our guest is classic Americana expert Hampton Sides, author of the “The Lights Are Finally On” recently released in a special issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Dr. Schuldenrein and his guest Hampton Sides will discuss the tragedy of Titanic’s sinking 100 years ago. We revisit the last moments of Titanic and its passengers based on newly uncovered archaeological and historic findings. Hampton Sides, best-selling author, journalist and Americana expert, will join Dr. Schuldenrein, for a special edition of Indiana Jones, Myth, Reality, and 21st Century Archaeology on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (http://www.voiceamericavariety.com) on Wednesday, April 4, at 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

The maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic was designed as the state-of-the-art technological seafaring vessel in the first decade of the 20th century. Its fate has become the stuff of myth as well as history, as the disaster took the lives of over a thousand passengers. The Titanic’s fate symbolizes the failure of the age of technological innovation, an era that gave us the airplane, motor car, and mass communication. Hampton Sides will update us on the emerging story of Titanic from its discovery by Robert Ballard in 1985 through updated discoveries by underwater archaeology and remote sensing techniques. He presents new insights that have come to light since the release of James Cameron’s epic Oscar winning film broke box office records in 1997.

Hampton Sides is the author of numerous bestselling works of narrative history and is an award-winning contributor to such publications as Outside, National Geographic, and The New Yorker. In the light of 100-year anniversary of Titanic’s sinking, Mr. Sides contributed an article “The Lights Are Finally On” to National Geographic Magazine’s April issue, devoted to this remarkable event. He provides an updated overview of recent discoveries and how they revise interpretations of the wreck, which has captured the public imagination since the 1912 tragedy.

Join Dr. Schuldenrein and his guest Hampton Sides, as they unravel the growing record of the Titanic’s fate since the discovery of the wreck site in 1985. What do the latest artifact records tell  us? What technologies have been mobilized to help us reconstruct the time-line leading to the tragedy? What do we know now that we did not know earlier and how can the lessons of the Titanic guide us in finding the skeletons of other tragically fated nautical vessels?

“Indiana Jones, Myth, Reality, and 21st Century Archaeology” airs live on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Pacific/ 5 p.m. Central/ 6 p.m. Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www.voiceamericavariety.com. All shows will be available in Dr. Schuldenrein’s Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Channel for on-demand and pod cast download, http://www.voiceamericavariety.com.

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