Nat Geo Taking a Dive


National Geographic Television & Film is going diving for coins.

NGT&F announced Monday that it will film Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc.’s archaeological excavation and recovery of gold and silver coins and other artifacts from the shipwreck of the SS Republic, which sunk off the coast of Georgia in 1865.

The resulting documentary will broadcast on Dateline NBC; on National Geographic Ultimate Explorer on MSNBC in January; and as a National Geographic Special on PBS later in 2004.