A “60 Minutes” film crew joined Ballard and a team of URI researchers and students during an expedition to the Black Sea in August to search for the remains of ancient shipwrecks. The television crew also spent a day on the Narragansett Bay Campus earlier this month interviewing Ballard as he demonstrated the usefulness of the Inner Space Center in a live video communication with the NOAA research vessel Okeanos Explorer in the Pacific Ocean.
Ballard was also featured on a National Geographic Channel program on Nov. 18 that examined his August 2009 efforts to find British and French warships sunk off the coast of Turkey during the epic World War I Battle of Gallipoli.
60 Minutes reported Lara Logan interviews Robert Ballard in the Inner Space Center.
URI Department of Communications & Marketing photo by Joe Giblin.