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JennLuvs2Cruise February 17th, 2012 11:05 PM

Concordia Special
 
A special on the Concordia disaster just started on the National Geographic channel.. Thought some of you may find interest in it.


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Steppy08 February 17th, 2012 11:07 PM

So far it looks pretty legit.... Hoping National Geographic is better than the crap 20/20 put on a couple weeks ago...

windward1989 February 17th, 2012 11:10 PM

Watching... Wow :/

JennLuvs2Cruise February 17th, 2012 11:10 PM

I'm really liking National Geographic's special so far.. A lot of actual footage & truth involved.


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Steppy08 February 17th, 2012 11:22 PM

Really good footage from onboard. Kind of damning evidence for Costa though... telling all those people to go back to their cabins and everything is okay.

JennLuvs2Cruise February 17th, 2012 11:40 PM

That radio call between the coast guard and captain was pretty wild. I can't believe the captain reacted in such a way - what a disappointment.


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Gingee February 18th, 2012 12:06 AM

Saw
 
We saw it a few days ago. Yes it was better than the 20/20.

RedInLove February 18th, 2012 12:08 AM

Darn it, I have been trying to catch this show! I've tried recording it 3 times, and every time my DVR (built in to my cable box) has not recorded it; yet the DVR has recorded everything else I've programmed. :mad:

TGHRS February 18th, 2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by RedInLove (Post 32482698)
Darn it, I have been trying to catch this show! I've tried recording it 3 times, and every time my DVR (built in to my cable box) has not recorded it; yet the DVR has recorded everything else I've programmed. :mad:


Check to see if the DRV is made by Costa.:D

timetravler February 18th, 2012 04:13 PM

I saw the whole program last night. It was pretty darn damaging not only for Costa, but mostly towards the Captain who kept telling everyone to go back to your cabins and that it was only an electrical problem. Plus when the Captain was ordered back on the ship, none of the passengers ever saw him get back on. This program seemed to be well done and a honest reporting of what happened. I hope all of you will be able to catch this program on the National Geographic channel. It was called the Italian cruise ship disaster, the untold story for all you DVR fans.

Steppy08 February 18th, 2012 04:16 PM

It's on again tomorrow- 2/19 on the Discovery Channel at 10pm. (discovery and NatGeo channels are the same company)

It seemed that there was absolutely no senior leadership on board to deal with this. The crew (dancers) they interviewed were waiting for orders to go to the muster stations for over an hour.

cruiserfanfromct February 18th, 2012 04:52 PM

I believe the Discovery Documentary will included the bridge video that was not included in the Nat Geo version due to timing.

From the Channel Guide:

"Discovery Channel will be airing exclusive footage of Capt. Francesco Schettino and his crew from inside the Costa Concordia bridge assessing what to do next as passengers fight for survival — taken during the Jan. 13 incident in which the Italian cruise ship ran aground and began to sink — in the world-premiere special Cruise Ship Disaster: Inside the Concordia, premiering on the network this Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10pm ET/PT.

In the footage, Schettino is shown speaking by phone on the bridge, illuminated only by emergency lights after the power failed. He seems oblivious to the escalating emergency and the danger faced by the 4,200 passengers and crew. As the minutes tick by, an officer is heard shouting, “What shall we do? What shall we do?” Someone else cries, “General emergency!” But the order to abandon ship is still not given. Instead, Schettino is heard urgently asking for “tug boats.”

Cruise Ship Disaster dissects the anatomy of this crisis, enlisting forensic specialists from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy to investigate what went wrong. Reviewing the series of directives made by Capt. Schettino, the team of experts reveals that, in the end, the changing direction of the wind saved thousands of lives by pushing the sinking luxury liner closer to shore."

SweetpeaOne February 18th, 2012 07:33 PM

Our tv channel has the show on Sunday night at 10pm. Must be showing it at different times and days.

estofon February 18th, 2012 08:02 PM

Italian Cruise Ship Disaster
 
I saw the documentary last weekend. As a regular viewer of the National Geographic Channel, I rate it as one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is that powerful.

cruiserfanfromct February 19th, 2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by estofon (Post 32493598)
I saw the documentary last weekend. As a regular viewer of the National Geographic Channel, I rate it as one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It is that powerful.

The documentary on the Discovery Channel is a different documentary than the one Nat Geo aired last week. Here's a link to the preview:

http://dsc.discovery.com/show-news/f...concordia.html

RVman February 19th, 2012 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by cruiserfanfromct (Post 32507150)
The documentary on the Discovery Channel is a different documentary than the one Nat Geo aired last week. Here's a link to the preview:

http://dsc.discovery.com/show-news/f...concordia.html


Yep, it's not the same

sailingalone February 19th, 2012 09:48 PM

Only Regular TV Here no Cable
 
I just have to watch this show. I wonder can I watch it on line if possible. It sounds like it would clear up alot of mixed up stories I have read on-line. Thanks for posting.

JennLuvs2Cruise February 19th, 2012 10:51 PM

Just a friendly reminder that Discovery Channel will be airing a Concordia special tonight at 10 PM EST. :-)


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tntornadox February 19th, 2012 11:17 PM

...and again at 11PM EST.

TheBestIsYetToCome February 19th, 2012 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sailingalone (Post 32510314)
I just have to watch this show. I wonder can I watch it on line if possible. It sounds like it would clear up alot of mixed up stories I have read on-line. Thanks for posting.

I don't have access to it, either. There are six videos available online at the National Geo channel. There is also this:

http://shop DOT nationalgeographic DOT com/ngs/product/ng-channel-shop/history-and-events/italian-cruise-ship-disaster%3A-the-untold-stories-dvd-r


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