2021 marks the 20-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the History Channel is remembering the fallen and the first responders with four new two-hour documentaries.
The first of these, Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden, co-produced by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, will premiere Sunday, May 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. May 2 is the ten-year anniversary of the raid that found Osama bin Laden. Three more documentaries will premiere on September 10 and 11 with 9/11: Four Flights, Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center and 9/11: From the Ground Up (working title).
“Over the last 20 years, The History Channel has been committed to never forgetting the events of September 11 that changed this world forever by honoring the heroic individuals who perished or played an important role in that tragic time in our history,” said Eli Lehrer, executive vice president and head of programming for The History Channel in a statement. “Our mission as archivists of history is to continue to offer powerful documentaries with untold, poignant stories that provide a different perspective to that horrific day.”
In addition as part of an ongoing partnership, History and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will create original short-form content under its “Save Our History” initiative telling stories about those lost on September 11 as well as highlighting important artifacts in the museum’s collection. History also supports the museum’s mission to keep the history of September 11 alive through educational content and virtual events for teachers and students.
Finally, History has produced an eight-part podcast called Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, which draws on interviews with more than 60 people—including FBI agents, journalists, experts and more—to tell the story of the lead-up to September 11. The podcast is available on history.com, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms.
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