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Smithsonian 'docu-series': AK Aircrash Investigations

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:04 pm
by KlausNW
New cable TV show focuses on Alaska plane crashes and NTSB investigators

Alaska Daily Dispatch (Chris Klint):https://www.adn.com/article/20160203/new-cable-tv-show-focuses-alaska-plane-crashes-and-ntsb-investigators

Alaskans will be able to get an investigator’s-eye view of several prominent recent plane crashes when a TV series chronicling the National Transportation Safety Board’s work in the state premieres next month.

“Alaska Aircrash Investigations” will debut on the Smithsonian Channel on March 13. The show, billed as a “docu-series” in a statement Tuesday outlining its scope, covers half a dozen fatal Alaska plane crashes during the summer of 2015.

“'Alaska Aircrash Investigations' follows five NTSB members as they risk their lives in extreme environments to access remote crash sites in the unpredictable Alaskan wilderness,” producers wrote. “From dense forests to raging rivers, there is no place impenetrable for the ‘Go Team.’ Every investigation tests these brave men and women, from the seasoned veterans to the rookies who are just beginning their careers in air safety.”

The six-episode series features the NTSB’s Alaska chief, Clint Johnson, as well as investigators Brice Banning and Shaun Williams. Two more investigators seen in the show, Chris Shaver and Millicent Hoidal, are moving to Outside postings with the board, as Johnson reviews candidates to replace them.

Johnson said Tuesday that the Smithsonian Channel’s series is not a reality show. He emphasized the effort producers and crews took to accurately depict investigators’ work.

“We’re asked to do these (reality) things all the time and we just say, ‘No, thank you very much,’” Johnson said. ...

Re: Smithsonian 'docu-series': AK Aircrash Investigations

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:00 pm
by Stevesbrother
Hope it isn't a reality show , I'm tired of all the bullshit dramatics! Thanks for the heads up Klaus.

Re: Smithsonian 'docu-series': AK Aircrash Investigations

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:05 pm
by KlausNW
“'Alaska Aircrash Investigations' follows five NTSB members as they risk their lives in extreme environments to access remote crash sites in the unpredictable Alaskan wilderness,” producers wrote. “From dense forests to raging rivers, there is no place impenetrable for the ‘Go Team.’ Every investigation tests these brave men and women, from the seasoned veterans to the rookies who are just beginning their careers in air safety.”


Statements like the one above with all the colorful adjectives and drama just turn me off.
:B.S.:

On-the-other-hand, Aviation publicity is good however we can get it. I've had a number of experiences that proved this statement correct:
“I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right” — P.T. Barnum

Re: Smithsonian 'docu-series': AK Aircrash Investigations

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:02 pm
by KeithSmith
I just checked my overpriced U-Verse guide and it isn't listed down here in my lower-48 part of the world.

It sounds like a very educational program.

Re: Smithsonian 'docu-series': AK Aircrash Investigations

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:12 pm
by KeithSmith
http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/alaska-aircrash-investigations/1004287

I did find the program and so far, I give it the thumbs up.