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Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 23:25:21 -0400
Subject: Dateline NBC Show on "Tower Dogs" Monday 7/21 @ 10PM
This may be an interesting show: Dateline NBC Monday at 10PM Sorry for
the short notice, just found out about it Sunday night.
Dateline presents 'Tower Dogs'
A never-before-seen look at the most dangerous job in America -- airs
Monday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET
updated 12:03 p.m. ET, Fri., July. 18, 2008
NEW YORK - - An upcoming "Dateline Presents" takes a never-before-seen
journey into the perilous world of the tower climbers who work on the
frontlines of America's high-tech communications system. They 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 to
coast. And according to figures cited by OSHA, these so-called tower dogs
have the highest death rate per capita of any occupation in the country.
The hour-long broadcast goes up close and personal to give a
no-holds-barred look at tower dogs' lives - up in the air and on the
ground. We experience their on-the-job tension and watch them work hard,
play hard, and mourn when 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 crew boss: a woman named Nikki Collins, a
single mom, former cheerleader, and the person keeping her tough-guy
charges in one piece.
There are approximately 9,500 tower climbers working at any given time,
and 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 group of tower climbers as they worked their way through 40 towns
and cities in 24 states. During this time there were seven fatalities
nationwide, including five deaths in a 12-day period in April.
"Tower Dogs" airs on Monday, July 21 at 10:00 PM/ET. David Corvo is the
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