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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fw: Tower climbers to get their day in the sun
From: "Joe Crawford" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 22:38:50 -0500
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                                              Joe W4AAB
 Tower climbers to get their day in the sun

> Climbers to get their day in the sun
> NBC's "Dateline" to explore the perilous world of tower dogs on  July 21
> July 16, 2008 - NBC's "Dateline  Presents" says it will take "a
> never-before-seen journey into the  hazardous world of the tower climbers 
> who work on the
> frontlines of  America's high-tech communications system."
> The program, "Tower Dogs," will air on  Monday, July 21 at 10:00 PM/ET.
> The hour-long broadcast is  expected to give an up close and personal
> 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," NBC said in a press release.
> In a twist on all the dangerous-job  programs that solely feature males,
> typically narrated with muscular  prose, "Tower Dogs" follows an unusual 
> tower
> crew boss: a woman named  Nikki Collins, a single mom, former cheerleader, 
> and
> the person keeping  her tough-guy charges in one piece.
> Although there has been a noted increase  in tower construction company
> owners and _climbers  that are women_
> ( Climbers) , 
> they are in a small minority in a predominately
> male  profession.
> The "Dateline" team worked 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. Please see: _National  exposure long 
> overdue,
> say many_ ( 
> Dogs)



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