Friday September 10, 2004
8:00 PM 2.0 DATELINE NBC
SHOW #3 - THE HIKER / TOM BROKAW
Marking the Six-Month Anniversary of His Fateful Accident, Aron Ralston Returns for the First Time to Blue John Canyon on an Emotional Journey with NBC's Tom Brokaw Report to Feature Never Before Seen or Heard Video and Audio Clips Ralston Taped of Himself While Trapped in the Canyon Marking the six-month anniversary of his fateful accident, Aron Ralston returns with NBC's Tom Brokaw for the first time to the canyon where he nearly died after being trapped by an 800-pound boulder. He discusses and relives his six days there with Brokaw, describing at length his thoughts, worries, and fears throughout the ordeal and, why his survival ultimately depended on him having to cut off his own arm. Trapped with only minimal amounts of food and water, Ralston explains his efforts to manage his body's resources as well as his attempts to free himself from the boulder. The report also includes never before seen or heard video and audio clips, Ralston taped of himself while trapped in the canyon, and interviews with his family, co-worker and rescuers. While trapped for six days in Blue John Canyon, Ralston - who often carried a video camera on his adventures - decided to record messages to his family and friends after realizing his slim chances of survival.