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SCI FI Sponsors Dig At Roswell Site

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

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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

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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.

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