To mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, PBS will provide a slate of programming covering a wide range of genres, from news coverage to science and performance.
On Sunday, September 11 at 7 p.m., PBS NewsHour will present America Remembers 9/11, which will include highlights from the day's memorial events marking the sites of the attacks at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. The special will travel across the country to get the perspectives of Americans as they look back on the events of 9-11 and the effect on their lives over the past decade.
PBS NewsHour correspondents will meet with people personally affected by 9/11: in Kentucky with military families; in California with younger Americans who have known only a post-9/11 world; in New York with people who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks; and in Michigan with Muslims whose situation has changed significantly since before 2001.
On Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 p.m., KUED airs Great Performances: The New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11 with a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," in honor of the victims of September 11, 2001. Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, with soprano Dorothea Roschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle De Young and the New York Choral Artists.
Other PBS programming marking the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 includes:
Frontline: The Interrogator, Tues Sept. 13, 9 PM. In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations, Frontline correspondent Martin Smith uncovers an insider's view on the "war on terror." One of the only eight Arabic-speaking FBI agents, Soufan explains why he believes the attacks on the World Trade Center could have been prevented and how the use of torture failed to produce actionable intelligence. Also in this hour: Pulitzer Price-winning Washington Post reporter Dana Priest investigates the terrorism-industrial complex that grew up in the wake of 9/11. In Are We Safer? Priest explores the growing reach of homeland security, fusion centers, battlefield technologies and data-collecting into the lives of ordinary Americans.
Frontline: The Man Behind the Mosque, Tues. Sept. 20, 9 PM. It became the most controversial building in America, made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque, Frontline tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamel, a real estate developer, and one of the victims' relatives and anti-Islam activists who helped turn El-Gamal's project into a continuing battel over faith, values and the meaning of being an American.
Crumbling Remains of Trade Center
Heartbreaking Scene of Remembrance
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