April 8, 2006 - Posted at 12:17 p.m. CST
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) _ More than two-thousand people and T-V star
Regis Philbin turned out in Branson yesterday to help open a new
interactive museum about the ill-fated Titanic.
Called ``Titanic -- The Legend Continues,'' the attraction
features more than 400 artifacts from the ship that sank on April
14th, 1912, as well as interactive exhibits.
Organizers say the museum is also meant to celebrate the people
on the ship. Each visitor is assigned the name of a Titanic
passenger when they enter and find out at the end of the tour if
their namesake survived.
Many of those who attended the opening ceremony yesterday say
they've been obsessed with the Titanic tragedy for years. Others
just wanted an opportunity to see Philbin, star of ``Live with
Regis and Kelly'' and ``Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'' who is
friends with the museum's owners.