[Fwd: "Rescue at Sea" Monday evening on PBS]

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From: Dick Rucker <rrucker@clark.net>
Subject: "Rescue at Sea" Monday evening on PBS

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 --></style><title>&quot;Rescue at Sea&quot; Monday evening on
<div>Jack Kelleher alerted me to this show; I then received the
message below.&nbsp; This one should be a winner for anyone who's
interested in the use of Morse radiotelegraphy in saving lives at
sea.&nbsp; Here's how narrator David McCollough begins the show [from
the script posted on the PBS web site]:</div>
<div><font color="#000000"><br>
&quot;Our film is a sea story -- of two ships on the North Atlantic
bound in opposite directions the winter of 1909, three years before
the voyage of the &quot;Titanic&quot;.<br>
&quot;One ship was the &quot;Republic&quot;, of the famous White Star
Line, with 742 aboard, counting passengers and crew. The other, the
&quot;Florida&quot;, carried even more, making in all 1,500 people.
What happened was extraordinary...<br>
&quot;Living in the age we do, we think of transportation and
communication as separate and different things. But until
comparatively recent times, they were one and the same. Until the
nineteenth century, nothing could be communicated any distance any
faster than a rider on horseback or a ship crossing the sea. And even
with the invention of the telegraph and the telephone, ships at sea
were out of touch for days, once out of sight of land. They were
alone, isolated. If a ship was in trouble, if a ship went down,
nobody knew.<br>
&quot;It was the invention of the wireless that brought the great
change that figured so dramatically in events off Nantucket the
morning of January 23, 1909.<br>
&quot;When introduced, wireless was considered a luxury, not
essential to safety and ships were not required to carry it.<br>
&quot;Like the &quot;Titanic&quot;, the &quot;Republic&quot; lies now
at the bottom of the ocean. Yet how many today have heard of her, or
the story of wireless operator Jack Binns, one of the most celebrated
heroes of his day.</font></div>
<div>&gt;Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:35:03 -0700</div>
&gt;From: &quot;M. Monninger&quot; &lt;markem@primenet.com&gt;<br>
&gt;To: &quot;Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion&quot;
&gt;Subject: Morse Code on PBS<br>
&gt;I just received the PBS newsletter for this week and it tells
about a show<br>
&gt;next week that might interest qrp-l'ers. The previews show a
spark rig. I<br>
&gt;&quot;Rescue at Sea&quot;<br>
&gt;Monday, February 15, 1999 (9-10:00 pm)<br>
&gt;This program documents a story of courage, luck and<br>
&gt;heroism at sea when two ships -- one carrying<br>
&gt;immigrants to New York, the other American tourists to<br>
&gt;Europe -- collided in a dense fog off Nantucket<br>
&gt;Island. (CC, Stereo, DVS, WWW, shopPBS)&quot;<br>
&gt;.... --- ... Learn why these dots and dashes (which in<br>
&gt;Morse code translate to &quot;save our ship&quot;) helped save<br>
&gt;the lives of 1,500 ship passengers in 1909. Trace the<br>
&gt;evolution of wireless telegraphy, follow a disasters<br>
&gt;at sea timeline, and play an interactive game that<br>
&gt;lets you become a ship radio operator.<br>
&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.pbs.org/amex/rescue/
(Available Saturday, February 13)&quot;</div>

Richard A. &quot;Dick&quot; Rucker<br>
City of Fairfax, VA</div>