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"Danger is My Business"

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by couv, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    "Danger is My Business" If memory serves me correctly, there was a TV show with that same name in the '50 ies. Along with Sea Hunt it was one of the programs that inspired me to become a diver.

    I posted this in another thread, but due to technical difficulties the thread halted on its own. Anyway, I must beg Sam, Captain and Thalassamania to tell me I am not imagining things. (I was born in 1954)

    couv
     
  2. captain

    captain Captain

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    I do remember Danger Is My Business but not much else about it, but I don't recall it being a strickly diving oriented show.
     
  3. tonka97

    tonka97 Solo Diver

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  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Right Captain,

    It was not strictly an underwater/diving series, the diving just sticks in my brain. I seem to recall something about demolition (not u/w) too.
     
  5. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    Col. John D. Craig was the host of Danger is my Business, and it had a lot of diving in it. Col. Craig was a hard hat diver, and once showed how to get out of a hard hat outfit underwater (with a knife, of course), if air was cut off to the helmeted diver. Google Col. John D. Craig for books, etc. Here is the Amazon.com address for his book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Danger-my-business-John-Craig/dp/B00085QITE

    http://www.amazon.com/s/102-2900457...ty,-daterank&field-author-exact=Craig, John D

    I was of an age at that time where this show made a very good impression on me (about 10 years old).

    John
     
  6. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Thanks guys,

    John, I'll have to add his book to my wish list. I just got the wife a book store gift certificate :) When I went to the Amazon site, I noticed he also authored another book I read years ago, "Invitation to Skin and Scuba Diving." In fact, if I ever get unpacked from my last move, I might discover that I still own a copy. I have only lived in this house for 8 years so it may have to reside in the back of the closet until I find the time to finish moving in. You might guess that I am a member of Procrastinator's Anonymous, (our motto: Procrastinate Now!)

    In an earlier life as a commercial diver, I had the pleasure of working with an old Moss Back who told me a few sea stories; one of them was about the time when he cut himself out of a Mark V diving dress.

    Anyway, do you remember approximately when "Danger is My Business" TV series aired? Was it a documentary type of series?

    couv
     
  7. Cheekymonkey

    Cheekymonkey I'm a Goofy Monkey

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    I'm going hunting for it now, trying to find some old episodes so I can check this stuff out.
     
  8. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There was a cartoon character that used that line too. It wasn't Under Dog, or was it?
     
  9. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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  10. John C. Ratliff

    John C. Ratliff Instructor, Scuba

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    I would say that the show was in the mid-1950s, but that's about all I remember. Since there were only three networks at that time, it should be relatively easy to find. It was a weekly show for a while, and not a documentary, as I recall. Col. John D. Craig was the host, and they spotlighted different occupations that fit the title, "Danger is my Business."

    I just did some "Googling," and found these entries:

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,897614-2,00.html

    http://www.historiccolumbusindiana.org/whatwewatched/whatwewatched.asp

    "Well, that's it folks..."

    John
     

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