Discovery Networks U.S. has become one of the first cable programmers to
unveil special plans, involving five of its networks, to commemorate the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
From Aug. 29 through Sept. 11, Discovery Networks will present 'Faces of
9/11,' a slate of 14 hours of primetime programming that will air on Discovery
Channel, The Learning Channel, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel and
Discovery Civilization Channel.
Using the resources and expertise of its the five participating networks,
Faces of 9/11 will feature stories about individuals whose lives were changed
forever the day of the attacks.
'One year later, Discovery will offer viewers a reverent and revealing look
back at the events of Sept. 11 and the powerful stories of humanity that can
help us to understand, heal and grow stronger,' Discovery Networks president
Billy Campbell said in a prepared statement.
A number of cable programmers have said they are trying to figure out
appropriate ways to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks, but
Discovery Networks seems to be the first one out of the box to formally announce
The event kicks off with Discovery Health Aug. 29 at 9 p.m., when the network
debuts Aftermath: The Road to Resilience.
Travel Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. will run World Trade Center: Triumph and
Tragedy, a special on how the Twin Towers had come to mean different things
for different people over the years.
TLC Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. premieres 110 Stories, which presents eyewitness
accounts and photos from the Sept. 11 Photo Project.
Discovery Channel, in concert with New York Times Television, Sept. 9 at 9
p.m. will air Portraits of Grief,based on the award-winning
stories that ran in The New York Times.
Following those premieres, Discovery Civilization will air Faces of 9/11
programming from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 11.