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Monday, January 31, 2011

PBS "American Experience" Program to Focus on Greely Expedition -- Tonight at 9 PM in NY Metro Area

Because so many of you told us how much you enjoyed Phyllis Marsteller's recent article on this expedition, we thought you would like to know about this program.

In and around New York City, PBS will air "Greely Expedition" in its "American Experience" series at 9 p.m. on Monday, January 31st - tonight. Broadcast dates and times could be different in other areas. Check your local listings or

The latest issue of Underwater Naturalist includes an article about one of the men who traveled to the High Arctic with Greely. The title of the article, "William H.Whistler, IPY 1882-1883," refers to the first International Polar Year, the first time that the United States participated in a cooperative international scientific research program. Written by ALS member Phyllis Marsteller, a distant relative of Whistler, the article provides a brief review of the expedition, including its last few months on Pim Island, where most of the participants starved to death and at least six were cannibalized.

-- Eileen Kennedy, American Littoral Society