Save the Titanic With Bob Ballard

About the Show

Robert Ballard has been living and breathing the Titanic since he was part of the team that discovered it in 1985. In Save the Titanic With Bob Ballard, he revisits the iconic ship in an entirely different way—from the perspective of those who set sail on it some 100 years ago. Ballard travels to the shipyards of Northern Ireland to retrace the path of the doomed ship from its very incarnation. Throughout his journey, Ballard is driven by one personal question—will the Titanic survive another 100 years? As evidence mounts that the ship is under siege by natural forces, careless visitors, and even rogue salvage operators, the man who found it teams with the families of victims and survivors to protect the legacy of history’s most famous ship.


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    Robert Ballard

    Learn more about explorer-in-residence Robert Ballard who discovered the sunken R.M.S. Titanic in 1985.

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    Join one of the century's most celebrated underwater expeditions with marine scientist and adventurer Robert Ballard as he searches for—and finds—the R.M.S. Titanic.

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Legends of Titanic

From National Geographic News

  • Titanic picture: the railing of the sunken Titanic is seen in an undated photograph, for a gallery on cruise shipwreck disasters, related to the Costa Concordia accident in Italy

    Paint Titanic, Wreck's Discoverer Says

    Robert Ballard, the explorer who discovered the legendary wreck, has serious plans to robotically coat Titanic with fresh paint.

  • The rusted prow of the H.M.S. Titanic.

    Last Chance to Dive to Titanic?

    A hundred years after the Titanic sank, tourists can now go on a dive to the legendary wreck—but some experts want the "grave site" left alone.

  • An iceberg in a fjord.

    More Titanic Icebergs Today?

    If Titanic had sailed a hundred years later, it may have encountered many more icebergs, possibly due to global warming, scientists say.

Titanic Facts


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    Special Edition

    The 2012 Titanic special edition is a historical look back to that terrible day 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. Click here to purchase (also available on newsstands).

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    Rebuilding Titanic

    Modern-day engineers set out to re-create iconic sections of the Titanic using the materials and methods of 1912.

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    Sinking of the Titanic

    Did a structural oversight lead to critical failure in the ship's hull? See how one tiny detail might have changed history.

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    Ballard's Secret Mission

    Bob Ballard reveals the details behind his top-secret assignment and how the search for Titanic became the cover.

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