The following year, he led two other operators at the Wanamaker station in an effort to confirm the fate of the Titanic. Learning early the value of self-promotion and publicity, Sarnoff falsely advanced himself both as the sole hero who stayed by his telegraph key for three days to receive information on the Titanic's survivors and as the prescient prophet of broadcasting who predicted the medium's rise in 1916.
Regarding the Titanic story, some modern media historians question whether Sarnoff was at the telegraph key at all. As the profile done for the Museum of Broadcast Communications correctly points out, by the time of the Titanic disaster in 1912, Sarnoff was in management, and no longer a telegrapher; plus, the event occurred on a Sunday, when the store would have been closed.
On the other hand, there is better evidence based on this video:
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBraI12M1kU
It's just that this video was released or credited in 2004, making it a potential Hollywood trickery thing.
A 13-year-old Finnish schoolboy from Kemi named Waltteri Seretin noticed last August that the images presented by the Reuters news agency, purporting to show the Finnish-built MIR-1 and MIR-2 submersibles during a recent Russian scientific expedition to the seabed below the North Pole, were actually borrowed from James Cameron's movie Titanic (1997).
In its piece on the subject, two of the four Reuters pictures were from the Titanic filming.
hoi.polloi wrote:Chess King, that "James Cameron conspiracy" is pretty entertaining, if just because it questions his whole fame.
What sank the Titanic? Scientists point to the moon
A century after the Titanic disaster, scientists have found an unexpected culprit of the crash: the moon.
"But the lunar connection may explain how an unusually large number of icebergs got into the path of the Titanic," said Donald Olson, a Texas State University physicist whose team of forensic astronomers examined the moon's role.
Greenland icebergs of the type that the Titanic struck generally become stuck in the shallow waters off Labrador and Newfoundland, and cannot resume moving southward until they have melted enough to re-float or a high tide frees them, Olson said.
So how was it that such a large number of icebergs had floated so far south that they were in the shipping lanes well south of Newfoundland that night?
The team's Titanic research may have vindicated Captain Smith - albeit a century too late - by showing that he had a good excuse to react so casually to a report of ice in the ship's path. He had no reason at the time to believe that the bergs he was facing were as numerous or as large as they turned out to be, Olson said.
"In astronomical terms, the odds of all these variables lining up in just the way they did was, well, astronomical," he said.
http://news.yahoo.com/sank-titanic-scie ... 42953.html
The mapping took place in the summer of 2010 during an expedition to the Titanic led by RMS Titanic Inc, the legal custodian of the wreck, along with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and the Waitt Institute of La Jolla, California.
They were joined by the cable History channel and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Park Service is involved in the mapping. Details on the new findings at the bottom of the ocean are not being revealed yet, but the network will air them in a two-hour documentary on April 15, exactly 100 years after the Titanic sank.
The result is a map that looks something like the moon's surface showing debris scattered across the ocean floor well beyond the large bow and stern sections that rest about half a mile apart.
And Eilat's attraction as a tourist centre could soon be further enhanced. An unidentified individual has offered to buy around 5,500 Titanic artefacts and display them in the town.
They include maps of the disaster area, photos of the wreck on the bottom of the ocean, and 1,000 hours of video footage.
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