Survivors recount the sinking of the Titanic.
That Tragic Night was produced for the 2008 TCF ShortDocs Challenge: Radio Ephemera.
Catie Talarski is senior producer of Where We Live, the morning news program on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio. She is also the host of Radio Adventure Theater, a listening session/variety show in Hartford. Talarski got her start in documentary radio at the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine. Since then, her work has aired on PRI's The World, Studio 360, NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and Hearing Voices.
Radio Ephemera challenged any/everyone to produce a short audio work inspired by two books from the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, and featuring the voice of a stranger.
That Tragic Night
Inspired by: Trailer Ahoy! / Control of Body and Mind
Stranger: Titanic passengers Mrs. O'Niell, Mrs. Kenyon, and Mr. Goldsmith." (Archive tape courtesy of the Titanic Historical Society)
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