Discovery Sets 9/11 Special


Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Discovery Channel will chronicle the heroism of passengers on United Airlines flight 93 during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in a 90-minute special.

The event, The Flight That Fought Back -- bowing on that infamous date -- will feature personal accounts of witnesses and first-time interviews with families and friends of flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers fought back against terrorists who hijacked the plane.

"Those aboard Flight 93 epitomized the meaning of extraordinary and have a legacy that must live on," Discovery Channel executive vice president and general manager Jane Root said during the network's Television Critics Tour presentation here Saturday.

The network also announced that it will bow in November I Shouldn't Be Alive, a 10-hour series that will chronicle the experiences of people who have survived death-defying ordeals.

Discovery Networks U.S.’ TCA presentation also focused on comedian Adam Carolla, who will bring his skills as a carpenter to TLC in a new 13-episode series. The Adam Carolla Project will go behind the scenes as the former Comedy Central star and his crew renovate Carolla's boyhood home, TLC GM David Abraham said.

The network will also premiere in October Going Hollywood, a new reality series in which young Hollywood hopefuls are set up as interns with production companies of entertainment's biggest stars.

Author and culinary expert Anthony Bourdain will host a new adventure series for Travel Channel later this month. The series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, will travel around the world to seek out cuisines from various cultures, Travel GM Pat Younge said.