In this segment, Ira talks with undersea explorer Robert Ballard about his life and work, both in exploration and education. Ballard is perhaps best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck. However, in his dual roles as an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and the President of the Institute for Exploration, Ballard has seen much more of the undersea world than those two finds. We'll hear about the field of undersea archaeology, geological investigations under the waves, and efforts to introduce the oceans to children through programs such as the JASON Project.
Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Associate Senior Producer