MAKE IT OUT ALIVE: USS INDIANAPOLIS
Edgar Harrell, former Marine and survivor of the USS Indianapolis disaster, is available for interviews
On Sunday, November 12 at 9 PM ET/PT, MAKE IT OUT ALIVE: USS INDIANAPOLIS airs on Smithsonian Channel, recounting the events of July 30, 1945, when the ship was sailing west towards the Philippines, after completing a secret mission delivering atomic bomb parts to an island in the Pacific. At 12:14 a.m. two torpedoes hit the ship, causing approximately 300 men to go down with it and leaving about 900 floating in shark-infested waters with no lifeboats, lifejackets, food or water. By the time the survivors are spotted by accident, four days later, only 317 men are still alive. MAKE IT OUT ALIVE: USS INDIANAPOLIS offers an exclusive interview with Edgar, who speaks about his experiences from that day and the challenges he faced.
On Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, Smithsonian Channel will air a six-hour marathon of the first season of WWII’S MOST DARING RAIDS from 5-11 PM ET/PT. WWII’S MOST DARING RAIDS features U.S. paratroopers, Norwegian operatives, British Commandos and Allied teams leading high-risk operations throughout Europe, Africa and Asia to fight Hitler and turn the tide of the war. WWII'S MOST DARING RAIDS puts viewers in the heart of the action, giving them a minute-by-minute account of the most astonishing surprise attacks against the Third Reich.
WWII’S MOST DARING RAIDS CLIP: A Heroic Mission to Disarm Nazi Snipers Goes Very Wrong
MAKE IT OUT ALIVE CLIP: USS Indianapolis Crew Battled Sharks and Hallucinations