From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose.nul> Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 17:14:57 +0100 Archived: Fri, 01 Nov 2002 10:03:32 -0400 Subject: SCI FI Sponsors Dig At Roswell Site Source: Business Wire http://library.northernlight.com/FD20021029160000089.html?cb=0&dx=1006&sc=0 Stig *** SCI FI Channel Sponsors Landmark Archeological Excavation At 1947 Roswell Crash Site -- Groundbreaking Scientific Investigation To Be Chronicled In SCI FI Documentary "THE ROSWELL CRASH: STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE" Hosted By Bryant Gumbel on November 22 Story Filed: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 11:26 AM EST ** NEW YORK, Oct 29, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As part of SCI FI Channel's recently announced advocacy initiative to help bring scientific, congressional and media attention to the UFO phenomenon, the Channel turns to the tools of modern science to help unravel the decades-old mystery of the 'Roswell Incident'. Utilizing state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies and modern archeological forensic science under the supervision of the University of New Mexico, SCI FI announces its coordination and sponsorship of a landmark scientific excavation of the 1947 crash site. Working under top secret conditions, skilled archeologists set out to unearth conclusive physical evidence to help prove or disprove what some claim is science fiction - the crash of an extraterrestrial craft. Considered by many as the 'Holy Grail' of all UFO stories, the "Roswell Incident" has captured the imagination of the public for years. Did an actual UFO crash outside of Roswell, N.M., in July 1947? Out of those Americans who know of the "Roswell Incident," less than three in ten (28%) believe the "official" government story of a weather balloon crash at that site, according to a 2002 national Roper poll commissioned by SCI FI. To chronicle this groundbreaking archeological investigation, SCI FI sent its documentary cameras into the deserts of New Mexico for THE ROSWELL CRASH: STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE, hosted by Bryant Gumbel (CBS's The Early Show, NBC's Today Show). Premiering on Friday, November 22 as part of a full night of special programming beginning at 8PM (ET/PT), this new two-hour SCI FI documentary of the 'Roswell Incident' includes all-new eyewitness interviews and up-to- the minute late-breaking revelations. From the initial headlines of a "disk" being recovered in the desert in 1947 to SCI FI's latest 'smoking gun' bombshell, this new examination of the 'Roswell Incident' offers the definitive account of what may be the most important event of the modern age. THE ROSWELL CRASH: STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE is directed and executive produced by Melissa Jo Peltier of MPH Entertainment (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt). James Romanovich of Platinum Media, Inc. also serves as executive producer. In support of THE ROSWELL CRASH: STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE, SCI FI Channel's award-winning website SCIFI.COM, will offer exclusive background resources on this historic archeological project, as well as the "Roswell Incident" itself (users can log on directly through http://www.SCIFI.COM/UFO): - SCI FI LIVE CHAT - Wednesday, October 30 at 9PM (ET)/6PM (PT) UNM's lead principal archeologist William Doleman, Ph.D. will discuss aspects of the top secret excavation. - SCI FI ROSWELL DIG DIARY - Starting November 13, a complete day-to-day diary that documents the entire groundbreaking ten-day event will be posted. These daily entries will detail the project from various points of view including those of Doleman, veteran Roswell investigators Tom Carey and Don Schmitt; and SCI FI Channel's senior vice president of programming, Thomas Vitale, among others. - SCI FI LIVE CHAT - Friday, November 22 at 10PM (ET)/7PM (PT) Carey and Schmitt will discuss the investigation of the "Roswell Incident" itself. - THE ROSWELL REPORT - Dedicated to informing those who desire to know the truth behind an extraordinary event that occurred more than 50 years ago, this ongoing column offers up new information stemming from Carey and Schmitt's still-continuing, intensive investigation into this remarkable case of apparent extraterrestrial visitation. THE ROSWELL CRASH: STARTLING NEW EVIDENCE is an MPH Entertainment production for SCI FI. Launched in 1996, MPH has produced over 130 hours of primetime television programming and two independent feature films, including co-producing the 2002 smash hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Notable among MPH's many television projects are cable's The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt, Founding Fathers, Discovery Channel's Eco-Challenge Australia, SCI FI Channel's Martian Mania: The True Story of the War of the Worlds, Las Vegas: Gamble in the Desert and Sea Tales. The national opinion poll on The Roswell Incident was conducted by RoperASW among a representative sample of 1,033 adults ages 18 and over. The telephone interviews were conducted from September 6th through September 8th, 2002. The margin of error for the total sample is +/- 3%. SCI FI Channel transmits fantastic images to 79 million human homes. Launched in 1992, SCI FI features a continuous stream of cinematic hits, new and original series, and special events, as well as classic sci-fi, fantasy, and horror programming. Check out SCIFI.COM(R), the SCI FI Channel's award-winning Web site, at www.scifi.com. SCI FI Channel is a program service of Universal Television ( www.universalstudios.com), a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE), the U.S.- based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company. CONTACT: Kat Stein, 212/413-5890 http://www.businesswire.com Today's News On The Net - Business Wire's full file on the Internet with Hyperlinks to your home page. Copyright (C) 2002 Business Wire. All rights reserved.
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