Season 11, Episode 5 Rescue at Sea

First Aired: February 15, 1999

Remembering the 1909 collision between the Republic and the Florida. All of the Republic passengers were saved because of the persistence of a telegraph operator who sent messages over a 24-hour period until help came. Narrated by David McCullough.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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