Posts Tagged ‘Tad Fitch’

Hudson Cable TV program on the Titanic

September 11, 2015

Earlier in the summer I took part in a television program taping for Hudson Cable TV, “A Discussion of the Titanic,” with fellow Ohioan and Titanic author Tad Fitch, moderated by Joe Hoffman, coordinator of the History Book Club, which meets monthly at The Learned Owl Bookstore in Hudson, Ohio. Tad and I did a Titanic discussion for the book club in 2014. One of the attendees, Terry Williams, thought an expanded discussion would make a good program for the Hudson channel, so she arranged the taping. This is the third event that Tad, Joe and I have done together on the Titanic. Joe is a great moderator and discussion leader, and Tad did a fantastic job of discussing some of the major issues involving the disaster. I stuck to the Ohio connections, discussing the passengers who were headed to Summit County (Akron) and other connections the area that includes Hudson has to the Titanic.

Here is a link to a YouTube video of the program that Tad posted (thanks, Tad, for all your hard work in figuring out how to convert the program!).

— Mary Ann

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Programs during April, the Titanic anniversary month

August 15, 2015

Mary Ann presented a program on Ohio’s Titanic connections to the First Church Women’s group at First Congregational United Church Of Christ in Elyria on April 1, 2015.

Then, on April 20, Mary Ann and fellow Titanic author Tad Fitch took part in a panel on the Titanic at the Stow Senior Center in Stow, Ohio, aided by Joe Hoffman of the History Book Club at the Learned Owl bookstore in Hudson, Ohio. (Tad and Mary Ann had taken part in a program for the book club in August 2014.). We each talked a little bit about our areas of expertise (Ohio connections for me and extensive research on the sinking and impact for Tad).

For those who don’t know Tad, here is his brief bio: He was born in Northeast Ohio and has lived in the region his entire life. He has written numerous articles that have been published in the Titanic Historical Society’s quarterly journal, The Titanic Commutator, and online at Bill Wormstedt’s Titanic and Encyclopedia Titanica.  His works have been cited or referenced in many publications.  He is a co-author of “Report Into the Loss of SS Titanic, A Centennial Reappraisal” (2012), the 2012 Mountbatten Maritime Award-nominated “On A Sea of Glass, The Life & Loss of RMS Titanic,” and most recently, “Into the Danger Zone, Sea Crossings of the First World War” (2014).

It has been fun presenting Titanic to enthusiastic audiences with Tad and answering people’s questions. Here are some photos from these events.  — Mary Ann

A member of the women's church group in Elyria reads a display about Ohio-bound passengers on the Titanic before the presentation.

A member of the women’s church group in Elyria reads a display about Ohio-bound passengers on the Titanic before the presentation.

Tad Fitch chats with Joe Hoffman of the History Book Club after the Stow Senior Center program.

Tad Fitch chats with Joe Hoffman of the History Book Club after the Stow Senior Center program.

 

The Stow Senior Center welcomed us with this drawing of the Titanic on their announcement board.

The Stow Senior Center welcomed us with this drawing of the Titanic on their announcement board.