As the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11th 2001 draws closer, Shaw Media will present a comprehensive overview of the tragedies and triumphs of 9/11 and the on-going war on terrorism, in a robust lineup of programming dedicated to commemorating the day that changed the world.
During the week leading up to the anniversary, Global National will be airing several timely features focused on the people and places most affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Stories will air nightly at 5:30pm ET/PT (6:30pm AT) on Global National, and will all lead into Global News’ in-depth coverage special: 9/11: 10 Years Later live from New York City. Airing commercial free from 8:30-10am ET, Global News’ expert team of correspondents will cover all angles and bring viewers an up-close look at remembrance ceremonies as they occur. 9/11: 10 Years Later will be spearheaded by Global National Anchor and Executive Editor Dawna Friesen alongside Washington Bureau Chief Eric Sorensen from Global News’ coverage centre in New York. Ottawa Bureau Chief Jacques Bourbeau will capture the Canadian perspective from New York during the ceremony, while Washington Correspondent Paul Johnson will capture the events occurring outside the Pentagon. Global National Atlantic Correspondent Ross Lord will also be on hand to report on ceremonies taking place in Gander, Newfoundland. Live streaming coverage will also be carried online at GlobalNews.ca.
On Sunday, September 11 (8pm-10pm ET/PT), Global Television will break from regular programming to mark the 10th anniversary with 9/11: 10 Years Later. Two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro returns as host of this unprecedented and exclusive insider’s account of the World Trade Center attack. 9/11: 10 Years Later contains the only known footage of the first plane striking the World Trade Center, the only footage from inside Ground Zero during the attacks, footage from events marking the 10th anniversary, and new interviews with many of the firefighters who were featured in the original program. Viewers will also hear from New York City officials as they discuss some of the health issues that have plagued first responders who worked at Ground Zero.
“Global News is committed to providing Canadians with the most comprehensive coverage possible of the 9/11 10th anniversary ceremonies,” said Troy Reeb, Vice President, News for Shaw Media. “The live, in-depth coverage being provided by our expert news team is wide-reaching and will provide an introspective look at how Canadians from across the country were affected by the events of that fateful day.”
Leading up to, and on the anniversary, Shaw Media’s Factual Channels will take an unflinching and emotional look at 9/11 – why it happened, how it has transformed the world, and the heroic successes and short-comings of the war on terror. On Sunday, September 11, History Television will participate in a worldwide initiative across all of A+E Networks’ History brands, by airing the world premiere of 9/11: 10 Years On (8:30am-8:46am ET) and 102 Minutes That Changed America (8:46am-10:30am ET), uncut, commercial free and in time with the tragic events of September 11, 2001. National Geographic Channel will also pay tribute with a week-long lineup of series and programs, including a brand-new, exclusive interview with former president George W. Bush, premiering Thursday, September 8 at 10pm ET.
“Through our extensive programming lineup across multiple channels, Shaw Media will provide viewers with an unparalleled breadth of content that is dedicated to honouring the lives lost, and details the incomparable stories of survival and tragedy that resulted from September 11, 2001,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content for Shaw Media.
In addition to Global News’ day-of coverage, Global National will also carry several poignant and introspective features leading up to the September 11 anniversary. Beginning Monday, September 5, the newscast will air stories compiled by Dawna Friesen, Eric Sorensen and Jacques Bourbeau on a range of different topics all related to the 9/11 tragedy. These include an interview compiled by Dawna Friesen with William Rodriguez, one of the last people to escape the World Trade Center, and a piece on Garnet “Ace” Bailey, the Canadian former NHL player and Los Angeles Kings scout, who was aboard one of the hijacked planes. Global National’s feature pieces will air nightly at 5:30pm ET/PT (6:30pm AT) in the week leading up to the 9/11 ceremonies.
As part of Global News’ extensive coverage of the 9/11 anniversary, GlobalNews.ca will carry live, commercial-free coverage of the remembrance ceremony. Additionally, online reporter Rebecca Lindell will be in New York to provide up-to-the-minute reports and exclusive photo content live via the Global News Twitter handle: @globaltvnews. GlobalNews.ca will also carry several revealing online-exclusive pieces, including an infographic examining how the world has changed since 9/11.
9/11: 10 Years On (Broadcast Premiere)
Sunday September 11 from 8:30am-8:46am ET (Uncut and Commercial Free)
This film tells the story of the rebuilding of Ground Zero, through the lens of five heroic people personally connected to and completely changed by the events of 9/11. Broadcast in time to the events of September 11, 2001.
102 Minutes That Changed America (Network Premiere)
Sunday September 11 from 8:46am-10:30am ET (Uncut and Commercial Free)
A minute-by-minute first-person video and audio account of the events of September 11, 2001 featuring original footage from more than 100 individual sources meticulously woven together in chronological order. Broadcast in time to the events of September 11, 2001.
9/11: The Days After (Canadian Premiere)
Sunday September 11 at 10:30 ET/PT
9/11: The Days After builds upon the format established by 102 Minutes That Changed America to examine the legacy of 9/11 — constructing an evocative, engaging and immersive narrative using exclusively archival audiovisual material assembled without contextualizing narration or interviews.
The Last Hour of Flight 11 (Encore Presentation)
Sunday September 11 at 12:30 ET/PT
The Last Hour of Flight 11 chronicles the story and dramatically recounts the final sixty minutes of American Airlines Flight 11 – an hour, and a flight, that changes the world forever. Using a real-time split-screen format, the viewer experiences these 60 critical minutes as they happen to the key participants.
National Geographic Channel
Inside 9/11: The War Continues (Canadian Premiere)
Wednesday, September 7 at 10pm ET (Encore presentations Sunday, September 11 at 2pm and 9pm ET)
Inside 9/11: The War Continues follows the evolution of al-Qaeda in the last ten years, as well as the emergence of key players from other terrorists groups, the numerous terror plots thwarted by officials and the deadly terror attacks that have occurred around the globe since 9/11. Featuring raw footage and exclusive interviews with top-ranking officials, this program connects the dots in an intricate web of government surveillance, military might, espionage, terrorist vengeance and ruthless attacks on civilians in a relentless war.
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview (Canadian Premiere)
Thursday, September 8 at 10pm ET (Encore presentations Sunday, September 11 at 3pm and 10pm ET)
This documentary reveals exclusive, first-person insight into the man at the epicenter of U.S government’s decisions in the face of the deadliest terrorist attack launched on American soil. Taped over the course of a two-day interview, President George W. Bush opens up with candid details and personal experiences on the grueling hours and pressure-packed days following the attacks. George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview also opens a new window into his personal account, with never-before-released archival footage and exclusive materials directly from the George W. Bush Presidential Library ** Footage available upon request.
Liquid Bomb Plot (Canadian Premiere)
Friday, September 9 at 9pm-11pm ET (Encore presentation Sunday, September 11 at 4pm ET)
In August of 2006, a London-based al-Qaeda cell plotted to launch a terrorist attack that would have been nearly as deadly as 9/11.The plot involved disguising liquid explosives as soft drinks and smuggling them on board seven planes – two of which were destined for Canada – and detonating them simultaneously over the Atlantic. Liquid Bomb Plot reveals the tensions and triumphs of MI5, the CIA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Pakistani officials and other counter-intelligence special operatives.
9/11 and The American Dream (Canadian Premiere)
Sunday, September 11 at 10am-12pm ET (Encore presentations Sunday, September 11 at 7pm and 11pm ET)
Through candid, heart-breaking stories of 9/11 survivors and family members from all over the world who lost loved ones that day, 9/11 and The American Dream reveals that, despite the magnitude of this tragedy, belief in the American dream still persists.
Witness DC 9/11 (Canadian Premiere)
Sunday, September 11 at 12pm-1pm ET
Witness DC 9/11 reconstructs the attack on the nation’s capital moment by moment entirely through home video; fire, rescue and police footage, news coverage, and city cameras that all captured a raw view of the devastating aftermath, and documented the chaotic evacuation of congressional leaders and other officials from the Capitol and White House.
CIA Confidential: 9/11 Mastermind (Canadian Premiere)
Sunday, September 11 at 1pm-2pm ET
Next to bin Laden, the most wanted terrorist associated with 9/11 was Khalid Sheik Mohammed, or KSM. He managed to elude the CIA for a decade, and even on the run, he carried out attacks on U.S. and Western interests in Bali, Yemen and Africa. Follow the dramatic story of the CIA’s quest to find and capture this once-shadowy figure, piecing together fragments of intelligence from around the world.