National Geographic’s TV channel has kicked off Titanic week – the hundred-year anniversary of the ship’s launch from Southhamptom, England is April 12 and the hundred-year anniversary of the fateful sinking is April 15.
The NatGeo channel is airing a two-part documentary Sunday, April 8 and Monday, April 9. The portion that aired Sunday was titled “Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron” and featured Cameron, “Titanic” director and deep-sea explorer, working with a team of experts on the doomed ocean liner to conduct the ultimate forensic investigation into the shipwreck. If you missed it, the first part will be rebroadcast Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NatGeo and again at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
The second part, debuting Monday, April 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT is titled “Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard” and features Ballard, the man who originally discovered the exact location of the shipwreck in 1985, exploring whether the shipwreck can be preserved.
Video excerpts below and don’t forget to tune in Monday night to NatGeo – check your local listings for time and channel number.