I know it wasn't available to our American neighbours, but last night CBC did an excellent report of the Costa sinking. They interviewed Canadian and American passengers as well as the doctor who did remain onboard and the deputy mayor who went on board to help.
Based on the interviews with the doctor and deputy mayor, I don't know how that master (ex-master) can look himself in the eye when he passes a mirror.
We've had a couple of excellent 'quality' reports this past week, one that concentrated on a few of the passengers and the experences of the dance troupe, the other with the deputy mayor, who made his way to the bridge in search of anyone in command & only found a junior who was apparently doing a wonderful job of trying to control/organise things, but was having a losing battle.
They deputy mayor & doctor were helping passengers whereever they could, and the interview with the deputy mayor showed that he nearly slipped which could have easily seen him amongst the 'lost souls'.
Both programs were very subjective and so much better than the initial 'hype' stirred up by some of the press.
if you do get a screening of the second programme, I can whole heartedly reccomend watching it.
Last Cruise: Queen Victoria November 2014
Next: P&O Britannia March 2015
Then: Minerva April 2015
and : Royal Princess August 2015
Alan i saw that one and have watched it again having recorded it, i saw a video on youtube called ABC 20/20 which is worth watching if you can find it ... a woman passengers says that the captain had someone come whisper in his ear and they went off from the dining room quite fast ... she appears to say that it was after the ship hit the rock!! with the rest of her comment.
I love the smell of Jet fuel in the mornings!