Bowie Public Library
15210 Annapolis Road
The Titanic Disaster and Radio
FREE Illustrated public lecture by Chris Sterling
National Capital Radio & Television Museum in partnership with the Prince Georges County Memorial Library System
One of the most famous maritime disasters took place 100 years ago, and wireless played a central role that dark and cold night on the Atlantic. “Wireless telegraphy” (radio) had been used in shipping disasters before. Had it not been for radio, we would have no knowledge of what happened to the Titanic that night, an additional 700 people would likely have died for lack of rescue, and the wreck might not have been discovered in 1985. Chris Sterling, the current Board Chair of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum, addresses one of the vital applications of pre-broadcast radio and relates it to exhibits in place at the Museum.