or


[04/07/11 - 04:01 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces "Witness: Disaster In Japan" - Powerful World Premiere Documentary Captures Historic Catastrophe Through the Eyes of Those Who Experienced It
The one-hour special airs Wednesday, April 13 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[via press release from National Geographic Channel]

National Geographic Channel Announces "Witness: Disaster In Japan" - Powerful World Premiere Documentary Captures Historic Catastrophe Through the Eyes of Those Who Experienced It

Rarely Seen Home Video, Cell Phone Video and News Coverage Provide Immediacy and Raw Emotion in Detailed, Chronological Account of the Disaster

"The tsunami is speeding towards us and is swallowing everything."- A person fleeing for safety in a Japanese coastal town

Witness: Disaster in Japan Premieres Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 10 PM ET/PT

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 -- The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011, as the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded crippled Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swallowed entire communities, leaving unprecedented catastrophe in its wake. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, tourists and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. From the producers of the critically acclaimed special Witness Katrina, NGC now presents Witness: Disaster in Japan, a powerful firsthand look at the tragedy, entirely through the eyes of those who experienced it.

Premiering on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, just over a month after the disaster occurred, Witness: Disaster in Japan weaves together an array of video sources - some rarely seen, and others shown in more depth - to build a comprehensive one-hour special that exemplifies the sheer magnitude of the disaster in chronological order, starting with the earthquake's first tremor through the unbelievable devastation caused by the tsunami.

Dramatic video accounts document the progression and increasing impact of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake. During the small rumblings and first earthquake warnings, we see video of residents around Tokyo remaining calm. But as the earthquake's intensity builds, panic spreads - ceilings collapse at shopping centers and grocery stores, the ground cracks, water mains break beneath neighborhoods, industrial smokestacks and skyscrapers precariously sway and people scramble out of their homes to find safety. After recording several minutes of the shaking, a young American turns the camera on himself, admitting, "I'm underneath a desk and I'm f'ing scared."

Meanwhile, sirens alert Japan's coastal regions of the impending tsunami. Then, a mere 30 minutes after the earthquake, a massive tsunami engulfs the coast. From mountainsides and parking garages, survivors use their phones and video cameras to document the horror as it's happening, while helicopters follow the sweeping wave as it destroys almost everything in its path. Handheld video captures the massive wave as people desperately try to get to higher ground.

The immediate destruction is captured throughout the region, from the airport in Sendai to the small town of Otsuchi to the city of Asahi. Houses topple like playing cards; cars are washed away like ants. The sheer destruction is unbelievable, and the immediate reactions of panic, terror and disbelief are captured as the moments unfold.

Witness: Disaster in Japan also captures the immediate aftermath in all its epic human complexity - raw images of fear, grief and hope as the search for survivors begins. Witness an American working with a Japanese woman who doesn't speak English as they attempt to help those stranded, floating in the harbor, and experience the pain of a woman sifting through debris to find her family.

Visit natgeotv.com for more information.





  [april 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[10/18/21 - 03:05 PM]
Netflix Announces New Y/A Dramedy "XO, Kitty" - A Spinoff Series Inspired by the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Film Franchise Starring Anna Cathcart
The 10-episode series created by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

[10/18/21 - 10:31 AM]
Netflix Renews "Family Reunion" for a Third and Final Season
The McKellans are back for one last reunion on the streaming service.

[10/18/21 - 10:01 AM]
Brianna Bennett Named Senior Vice President, Network Drama for ABC Entertainment
Bennett arrives from ViacomCBS, where she served as vice president, Drama Development, since 2014.

[10/18/21 - 09:52 AM]
Ina Garten, The Iconic Barefoot Contessa, Expands Relationship with Discovery Inc. Across All Platforms with Multi-Year Deal
Her inaugural project under the deal is "Be My Guest" (WT), a new series in development for 2022 with a fresh take on Ina's signature style of welcoming viewers into her home.

[10/18/21 - 09:36 AM]
Lifetime Partners with the Art of Elysium And Artist Colette Miller for Seven City Global Angel Wings Project Art Installation in Celebration of "Highway to Heaven"
Starring Jill Scott and Barry Watson, "Highway to Heaven" debuts on November 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/21 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "The Lost Daughter" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A woman's quiet seaside vacation takes an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past.

[10/18/21 - 09:30 AM]
"Vice" Returns to Air Sunday, November 14 on Showtime
The second half of the season covers a range of topics, from an investigation into the disturbing number of deaths in the Black community living in Louisiana's so called "Cancer Alley," to the new revolution in Cuba.

[10/18/21 - 09:30 AM]
discovery+ Takes Viewers Alongside the Biggest "Space Titans" of the New Private Space Race
"Space Titans: Musk, Bezos, Branson," an all-new special streaming Thursday, November 4 on discovery+, will follow the world's most successful entrepreneurs who are putting billions of dollars on the line to launch a revolution in space.

[10/18/21 - 09:28 AM]
Heather Anderson Moves to ESPN as Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions
Prior to joining ESPN, she served as vice president and assistant chief counsel at The Walt Disney Company.

[10/18/21 - 08:25 AM]
YouTube Originals Announces Premiere Dates and Offers First Look at Slate of Sustainability Series and Specials Starting October 23 with "Dear Earth"
The upcoming YouTube Originals programming slate aims to address sustainability challenges the world faces and offer solutions that can be adopted to inspire change.

[10/18/21 - 08:06 AM]
Special Guest Stars Announced for the "2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," Debuting November 20 on HBO
The Ceremony honors this year's Inductees: Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go's, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, and Todd Rundgren in the Performer category.

[10/18/21 - 08:05 AM]
Video: "Marvel's Hit-Monkey" - Official Trailer
This is a story of a monkey on a mission. "Marvel's Hit-Monkey" premieres November 17, only on Hulu.

[10/18/21 - 08:01 AM]
"Destination Fear" Returns with All-New Episodes - and Terrifying Sleepovers - Inside Haunted Abandoned Locations Including the Team's First-Ever International Investigation
New episodes return beginning Saturday, November 6 on Travel Channel and discovery+.

[10/18/21 - 08:01 AM]
Two-Time CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan to Host "The 55th Annual CMA Awards"
Bryan, a two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, will make his CMA Awards hosting debut on this year's stage.

[10/18/21 - 08:00 AM]
"90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days" Turns Up the Heat with All-New Couples and One Familiar Face, When It Returns This December to Spice Up the Holidays
The new season premieres on Sunday, December 12 at 8:00/7:00c and will stream concurrently on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service.