[amsat-bb] FW: [PNWVHFS] Fw: [dxlab] Tower Dogs TV program
w7lrd at comcast.net
Mon Jul 21 14:46:42 PDT 2008
This might be of interest, as most of us have one
73 Bob W7LRD
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From: "Jeff Moore" <tnetcenter at gmail.com>
To: "PNWVHFS" <PNWVHFS at googlegroups.com>, "COARL Group" <COARL at googlegroups.com>
Subject: [PNWVHFS] Fw: [dxlab] Tower Dogs TV program
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 19:40:33 +0000
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From: Bill Turner
Subject: [dxlab] Tower Dogs TV program
Not topic-related exactly, but probably of interest to subscribers:
"DATELINE" PRESENTS "TOWER DOGS" -- A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN LOOK AT THE MOST
DANGEROUS JOB IN AMERICA -- MONDAY, JULY 21 AT 10 PM
(New York) - July 16, 2008 - An upcoming "Dateline Presents" takes a
never-before-seen journey into the perilous world of the tower climbers
work on the frontlines of America's high-tech communications system.
scale heights of up to 2,000 feet, in all types of weather, to install,
maintain, and upgrade cell phone, Internet, and broadcast towers coast
coast. And according to figures cited by OSHA, these so-called tower
have the highest death rate per capita of any occupation in the
The hour-long broadcast goes up close and personal to give a
look at tower dogs' lives - up in the air and on the ground. We
their on-the-job tension and watch them work hard, play hard, and mourn
they lose one of their own. In a twist on all the dangerous-job programs
viewers have already seen, "Tower Dogs" follows an unusual subcontract
boss: a woman named Nikki Collins, a single mom, former cheerleader, and
person keeping her tough-guy charges in one piece.
There are approximately 9,500 tower climbers working at any given time,
they spend about 300 days per year on the road. A "Dateline" team worked
with veteran tower dog Doug Delaney for four months documenting this
of tower climbers as they worked their way through 40 towns and cities
states. During this time there were seven fatalities nationwide,
five deaths in a 12-day period in April.
"Tower Dogs" airs on Monday, July 21st at 10:00 PM/ET. David Corvo is
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
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