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Coverage of the Titanic


Headlines of History:
A Look at the Coverage of the Titanic

with St. Louis Mercantile Library Executive Director John Hoover

The Titanic. April 15, 1912-The North Atlantic Ocean: The RMS Titanic has struck an iceberg late in the evening of April 14th and sunk in the early hours of April 15th. On the steamer Carpathia, a St. Louis Post -Dispatch reporter is a passenger and becomes a witness to history as the Carpathia and other vessels begin to rescue the survivors. St. Louis Mercantile Library Director John Hoover discusses the issue of the Post- Dispatch, on display in the Headlines of History exhibition, where the news of the sinking is announced to the world.