Titanic: Voyage To The Past
"Of course it will sink if you put a hole in it," says mining magnate Clive Palmer. He says he's contracted with Chinese shipbuilders and that the liner will be ready to sail in 2016. First voyage: From London to New York.
April 13, 2012 From the tootle of its opening pennywhistle, "My Heart Will Go On" became Titanic's third co-star, and no power ballad since has matched it for size or emotion.
April 13, 2012 Titanic the musical, that is. NPR.org's Dana Farrington played a drowning victim as an eight-grader in 2002. The costumes and set were memorable in a good way, she says. But portraying the tragic ordeal was a bit creepy.
April 10, 2012 On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail for New York City. The rest of the story has been the subject of countless books, shows and films about the legend of the "unsinkable" ship. Bob Ballard, who discovered the wreckage, talks about why the story is still so fascinating.
April 9, 2012 I'm working on a radio story about the sinking of the Titanic, and I need to grab a few audio clips from the movie. That's harder than I thought.
April 6, 2012 It's been 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the anniversary brings with it a barrage of literature. Former NPR editor Rachel Syme has been keeping track of the new releases and lists her favorites here. Do you have a favorite Titanic book? Let us know in the comments.
March 30, 2012 Filmmaker James Cameron has just returned from a successful submersible expedition to the deepest spot in the ocean — and he's also gearing up for the 3-D rerelease of his 1997 epic, Titanic. Cameron says that for him, filmmaking and exploring are two aspects of the same basic impulse.
January 11, 2012 A ship will leave Southampton on April 8 and stop at the site of the Titanic's sinking on the 100th anniversary of that tragedy. Then, it is to finish the voyage that the Titanic couldn't.