NBC’s “Dateline” will air a Sunday special, “Avalanche,” on Mt. Everest and the earthquake in April that killed more than 8,000 people. Veteran correspondent Richard Engel interviewed survivors, including climbers, guides and Sherpas, who share their accounts of their agonizing attempts to survive.
The show airs at 7 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and includes previously unseen video of the earthquake, including some shot by a hiker at Everest Base camp.I asked Engel about Nepal, the quake and media coverage. When he mentions “Everest base camp,” he’s referring to one of two campsites on opposite sides of the mountain (one in Nepal, one in Tibet), with the Nepalese camp at an altitude of more than 17,000 feet. Read more