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The Titanic Comes to DC | Inside the Sinking, Unsinkable Ship

It was the best of its kind: The grandest, the most luxurious, and the safest. Or so everyone thought. Go beyond the captivating love story from the Hollywood film, and discover the history behind The Titanic: from its three-year and multi-million dollar creation, to its devastation and lingering after-effects.  Join us Tuesday December 11 for two hours dedicated to the Titanic.  .

Although it sunk in the end, the Titanic didn’t go down without a fight. Transport yourself into the ship’s boilers, right after it hit the iceberg where a determined and unwavering group of engineers struggling to survive an unconquerable force. Saving the Titanic takes you below the ship, into the gripping scene that took place where nine selfless men worked tirelessly to delay the ship’s demise and keep the power systems running and the lights on. Watch Saving the Titanic Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00pm on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.

This program also airs Wednesday, December 12 at 3:00pm.

Saving the Titanic


Meet those on board the night the unsinkable ship sunk: musicians who played as the ship went down, hundreds of immigrants hoping for a new life in America, even the men who shed blood, sweat and tears to build the very ship that was disappearing into the depths of the ocean. Titanic with Len Goodman explores the different stories of those traveling aboard one ship: The Titanic. Watch Titanic with Len Goodman Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00pm.

This program also airs Wednesday, December 12 at 4:00pm.

Titanic with Len Goodman


The Titanic may have ended its voyage in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, nearly three days away by boat from New York, but oddly enough it does have a connection in the nation’s capital. In one of WETA’s local productions, WETA Guide to More Unusual Attractions, explore a carved statue residing in Washington Channel Park that one cannot help but compare to a rather famous pose originating from The Titanic. Standing nobly with arms spread wide open, the statue resembles Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jack Dawson and Rose, played by Kate Winslet as they stand at the bow of the ship proclaiming, “I’m on top of the world.” The statue was constructed as a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the tragedy and officially unveiled in 1931. Watch WETA Guide to More Unusual Attractions Monday, December 24 at 10:00am on WETA TV26 and WETA HD.