In honour of the approaching 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks SKY Television’s factual channels will showcase commemorative programming leading up to September 11 culminating in special encore screenings on 9/11.
Including New Zealand television premieres, this line up of programming details the events of ten years ago on a day that rocked America to its roots and has become known simply as ‘9/11’.
Discover the stories of human tragedy & survival that came from these events and examine the effects of this fateful day which are still being felt 10 years on.
Thursday September 1
8.30pm GEORGE W. BUSH: THE 9/11 INTERVIEW
In an exclusive interview, former US President George Bush Jnr recalls September 11 in his own words, reliving dramatic and emotional private moments and the hard decisions taken.
replays 3 Sept 8.30pm, 5 Sept 10.30pm, 7 Sept 8.30pm
9.30pm GIULIANI COMMANDING 9/11
Told in his own words, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the September 11 attacks. Surrounded by death, chaos and carnage, he directed rescue agencies, rallied his team and gave hope to millions.
replays 3 Sept 9.30pm, 7 Sept 9.30pm
Friday September 2
8.30pm SECONDS FROM DISASTER: 9/11
Wind back the clock to uncover the catalogue of errors that left America wide-open to its most devastating terrorist attack and hear from those who tried to stop the attacks on the day.
NZ Premiere replays 4 Sept 10.30pm,6 Sept 8.30pm
9.30pm MY 9/11
People who were personally involved and impacted by September 11 recall that day, including the window washer who was cleaning level 93 of the World Trade Centre moments before the attack.
Sunday September 4
8.30pm LIQUID BOMB PLOT
Uncover the incredible story of how police and intelligence operatives in the UK, US and Pakistan stopped a terrorist attack, predicted to be as deadly as 9/11, right before it happened.
NZ Premiere feature length replays Sept 8 8.30pm
7.30pm THE SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM SIX
After an intense manhunt spanning more than a decade, the worlds most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, is killed. Tthe commandos that pulled it off are called Seal Team Six.
Monday September 5
8.30pm 9/11 & THE AMERICAN DREAM
Delve into first-hand accounts of people working in the World Trade Towers when planes struck on September 11 and those who continue to grieve the loss of loved ones.
NZ Premiere feature length replays 9 Sept 8.30pm
7.30pm THE RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO
Rebuilding Ground Zero: A look at the rebuilding of the WTC and the construction of Freedom tower. This series will be the definitive chronicle of Ground Zero’s rise from the ashes.
Tuesday September 6
9.30pm HUNT FOR BIN LADEN
Just days after the horrific attacks of 9/11, a team of seven CIA agents sneak into Afghanistan. Their goal, to find Osama bin Laden and kill him, leads them on one of the biggest manhunts in history.
Thursday September 8
10.30pm PAKISTAN UNDERCOVER
Enter one of the most perilous post-9/11 battlegrounds, Pakistan, as the CIA attempt to capture alleged al Qaeda terror-broker Rashid Rauf before he can unleash a massive attack on US airliners.
Friday September 9
8.30pm 10 WAYS TO KILL BIN LADEN
Prior to his death, Osama Bin Laden had numerous attempts on his life. Accounts from CIA agents, Special Forces operatives and government figures, lay out these strategies in compelling detail.
8.30pm MIRACLE DETECTIVES
In this special, the Miracle Detectives travel to New York City to hear incredible stories of survival from fire fighters who lived through the collapse of the World Trade Center.
10.30pm 9/11: THE TOWERS AND THE PENTAGON
And the Pentagon: 9/11 resulted in the collapse of the Twin Towers while the Pentagon stood fast. The world’s leading forensic engineers investigate why the results were so different.
Saturday September 10
8.30pm WITNESS TO 9/11: 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED AMERICA
A minute by minute account of the time between the attack on the first of the Twin Towers to the collapse of the second, using recorded voicemails and raw footage.
Feature length repeating Sept 11 10.30pm
8.30pm 9/11 AFTER THE TOWERS FELL
9/12 – The Day After is a definitive look at the aftermath of 9/11. We examine first-hand accounts, visually documenting the scenes from various vantage points throughout.
10.15pm MAKING OF THE 9/11 MEMORIAL
The only structure at Ground Zero that will be completed by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is the National September 11 Memorial. Go behind the scenes.
NZ Premiere repeating Sept 12 8.30pm
11.15pm SUPERSPY: THE MAN WHO BETRAYED THE WEST
Playing like a Hollywood film, the story of FBI’s undercover mission to expose agent Robert Hanssen – responsible for selling secrets used in the plotting of 9/11.
1.30pm INSIDE 9/11
In this four part series scheduled back to back we go to the roots of the al-Qaeda network and examine the transformation of Osama bin Laden from fundraiser to terrorist mastermind.
7.30pm 9/11: COLLIDING LIVES
Ten years on from 9/11 there is one story that has raw emotional power which resonates a decade later. What was is like to be trapped in the Twin Towers that September morning?
NZ Premiere, feature length
8.30pm 9/11: THE DAYS AFTER
A powerful and unflinchingly honest look at what happened after the 9/11 tragedy – a chronicle of life in a changed world.
8.30pm INSIDE 9/11: THE WAR CONTINUES
Take an exclusive, in-depth look at the war on terror since September 11, 2001, including the killing of Osama bin Laden by American Special Forces.
12.15am AMERICA REBUILDS: RETURN TO GROUND ZERO
Return to Ground Zero: Engineers, developers, and architects work with politicians, residents and victims’ families to build a new World Trade Center from the wreckage of Ground Zero.
Catch Encore screenings of 9/11 anniversary programming on Discovery channel (SKY Channel 070) from 9.30am and National Geographic Channel (SKY Channel 072) from 1.30pm