Friday, June 18, 2010

Captain Phil Harris Tribute

Deadliest Catch tribute to Captain Phil Harris of the crab fishing vessel Cornelia Marie. The Discovery Channel is launching a tribute to Deadliest Catch Captain Phil Harris on June 22. The name of the show is called "After the Catch" that features one of America's most deadliest jobs, catching crabs off the coast of Alaska.

"Captain Phil was a father, fisherman, funny man and, most importantly for fans worldwide, a friend. We celebrate his life and all those he has touched through Deadliest Catch," Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, said in a statement. "I wish this would never have been a storyline of the series, but I am proud of the heart and emotion we have worked so hard to put into these very special episodes as a tribute to Phil."

The Discovery Channel will air a series of specials focused on the work of Captain Phil Harris, the beloved star of Deadliest Catch, who died Feb. 9. The co-owner and captain of the crab fishing vessel, Cornelia Marie, died at the young age of 53. He suffered from a stroke while off-loading his crab fishing vessel in Alaska.

The June 22 show will begin airing footage of the captain suffering the January 29 stroke. The June 29 episode will document the rest of the show's fleet learning the news. It will include reactions from captains Sig Hansen, Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, and Keith Colburn.

The upcoming July 6 episode will accompany Josh and Jake as they watched over their father when he underwent 12 hours of surgery at an Anchorage hospital and was then put in a medically induced coma to reduce brain swelling. Subsequently, he exited the coma and began to show signs of recovery in the ICU. The July 13 broadcast will document Harris' actual passing and one-on-one interviews with fellow captains and Phil's sons, Josh and Jake. The sixth-season and final episode will air on July 27.

1 comment:

  1. Wow I didn't realize he had died! (not allowed to watch the news since it depresses me so much) thanks for sharing this. Master and I enjoy that show.