or


[07/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Channel Embarks Upon Unprecendented Expedition to Uncover the Truth of the Bermuda Triangle with Investigative Special Sci Fi Declassified: Bermuda Triangle Exposed

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI CHANNEL EMBARKS UPON UNPRECENDENTED EXPEDITION TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE WITH INVESTIGATIVE SPECIAL SCI FI DECLASSIFIED: BERMUDA TRIANGLE EXPOSED

NBC News' Lester Holt to Host Exploration and Search for Legendary Flight 19 Which Disappeared 60 Years Ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- July 15, 2005 -- Sixty years ago, Flight 19 vanished into thin air over the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern coast of Florida, and the legend of the Bermuda Triangle was born. SCI FI Channel continues its ongoing commitment demystifying areas where science fiction meets science fact with a brand new investigative special SCI FI Declassified: Bermuda Triangle Exposed (working title) it was announced today by SCI FI Channel President, Bonnie Hammer. Hosted by NBC/MSNBC news anchor Lester Holt (The Today Show, Lester Holt Live) and produced by NBC News Productions, the investigation will employ the tools of modern science to help unravel the decades old mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and unexplained disappearance of the famed "Flight 19." The special will air in December 2005 as a companion piece to SCI FI's upcoming original 6-hour miniseries The Triangle.

Over the years many theories have been put forth in an attempt to explain the strange phenomena of the Bermuda Triangle. Magnetic Vortices, space-time warps, extraterrestrial activity and an ancient energy source from the lost city of Atlantis have all been proposed as potential causes.

The Bermuda Triangle is a region that continues to confound the experts with a history of unexplained disappearances dating back to the 18th century. Utilizing the latest in satellite imaging and underwater technology and marine sciences, under the supervision of the Nautical Research Group, SCI FI will sponsor an unprecedented expedition to attempt to locate the 60-year-old wreckage from the Triangle's famed lost "Flight 19" and a rescue plane ? a large, twin engine PBM Mariner.

On the afternoon of December 5, 1945, five Navy Avenger torpedo bombers took off from Fort Lauderdale Navel Air Station on a short routine flight. Less than two hours later, the flight leader alerted the control tower that they were lost and unable to tell in which direction they are flying. The bombers were never heard from again. A Mariner rescue plane on a mission to find the missing bombers also vanished shortly after takeoff. The largest search in maritime history could not turn up a single piece of debris. All six planes and 27 crewmen disappeared without a trace giving rise to the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

Armed with new leads from extensive research, SCI FI and NBC News Productions will team up with skilled marine archeologists to try and unveil the mysteries of the Triangle and answer the question: What happened to the missing? Bermuda Triangle Exposed will feature all-new interviews from survivors, theorists and scientists.

Host Lester Holt is lead anchor for daytime news and breaking news coverage on MSNBC. He anchors coverage of "Lester Holt Live" on MSNBC weekdays and frequently co-hosts "The Today Show," when stepping in for Matt Lauer. He has served as a primary anchor for MSNBC's coverage of the biggest news events of the last several years, including Operation Iraqi Freedom, the war in Afghanistan, and also served as lead daytime anchor for MSNBC's coverage of Decision 2000. He also served as anchor of "Countdown: Iraq," and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" a nightly news telecast concentrating on the latest developments surrounding the war with Iraq, from October 2002 through May 2003.

SCI FI Declassified: Bermuda Triangle Exposed is an NBC News Production for SCI FI. NBC News Productions is an in-house production unit serving NBC News, NBC's Entertainment Division and all of NBC-owned cable channels. Recent productions include Biography of the Year, a People Magazine People of the Year special, and the seven-hour Greatest American with Matt Lauer special. In addition, the in-house production group oversees a DVD division that works closely with Universal to produce bonus material included in new DVD releases.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· TRIANGLE, THE (SYFY)





[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.

[05/05/16 - 12:25 PM]
TV One Honors Memorable Moms with "Love My Momma Month of May"
Highlights include the premiere of its latest original movie, "Chasing Waterfalls."

[05/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
Adam Bernstein to Direct Premiere of Spike's New Scripted Series "The Mist"
From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, "The Mist" goes into production this summer and airs in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 11:58 AM]
FOX NASCAR Gains Momentum at Talladega
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 1.

[05/05/16 - 11:25 AM]
Whitney Thore's Hidden Secrets Revealed on Third Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Look for the first of nine new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/05/16 - 11:13 AM]
FX Orders New Ryan Murphy Limited Series "Feud"
Today FX has placed an order for Murphy's latest anthology franchise, an eight-episode series that will explore the bouts and blows of epic conflicts.

[05/05/16 - 11:02 AM]
Bravo Media's "Tour Group" Returns on a New Night Beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10PM ET/PT
The first two episodes of "Tour Group," including the preview special, are available on VOD and at BravoTV.com for viewers to catch up before episode three premieres.

[05/05/16 - 10:15 AM]
Netflix Announces "Dear White People," A New Comedy Series Based on Justin Simien's Critically-Acclaimed Indie Film
The 10-episode, 30-minute series will go into production later this year and will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2017.

[05/05/16 - 10:01 AM]
Video: Check Out the Mid-Season Trailer for MTV's "Real World: Go Big or Go Home"
After a trip to the gun range, Ceejai struggles to keep her cool when Jenna triggers painful feelings from her past.

[05/05/16 - 08:34 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Take Home Demo Crown
The network's juggernaut dips week-to-week but still leads the night by a solid margin.

[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.