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Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs Interviewed for Franco-German Television Network ARTE

The SS United States may be America's Flagship, but she has always been a true global ambassador.

The Conservancy has been fortunate to nurture an expansive network of former passengers, ocean liner fans and dedicated supporters across the world — we even have a European chapter! Thanks to the outreach of these many friends of the SS United States, word continues to spread internationally about the plight of this extraordinary vessel, the fastest ocean liner the world has ever known.

In June, Conservancy executive director Susan Gibbs was interviewed aboard the Big U by the German production company Florian Films GMBH, for a documentary currently in the works on the world's great ocean liners. The piece will ultimately air on the Franco-German television network ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne), a widely viewed European network that promotes programming in the areas of culture and the arts.

Conservancy executive director Susan Gibbs is interviewed by journalist Mathias Haentjes

for Florian Films GMBH aboard the SS United States.

Conservancy executive director Susan Gibbs with journalist Mathias Haentjes

and the film crew of Florian Films GMBH. Photographs courtesy of Susan Gibbs.

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The SS United States has been a cultural icon since her maiden voyage in 1952. Today, she remains an international media sensation, frequently receiving news and television coverage as the Conservancy perseveres in our fight to rescue and revitalize this irreplaceable vessel.

CLICK HERE to watch a recent piece by Fox News, highlighting the urgent need to save America's Flagship, or HERE to check out a clip from the award-winning 2008 American Public Television documentary "SS United States: Lady in Waiting."

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