BBC announces programming strategy around 9/11 anniversary

MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC has announced that it will mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11 by special reports and programming.

9/11 - The Twin Towers airs next month on BBC One. It tells the 11 September 2001 story through the testimonies of survivors, victims' families, emergency workers and city officials. Stanley Praimnath, a banking executive, recalls how he saw a plane heading towards his office window. Amazingly, he survived, but Melanie de Vere, a 30-year-old British publishing executive helping to host a conference in the Windows on the World suite of the North Tower, was not so fortunate.

A Path to 9/11 will be aired on 12 and 13 September on BBC Two, starring actor Harvey Keitel, traces the origins of the 9/11 attacks, drawing on the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report. On 9/11 itself, BBC News bulletins and BBC News 24 will feature live reports from Ground Zero in New York, with packages from Jeremy Cooke.

BBC World will co-present from New York with Katty Kay. Peter Marshall will be reporting for BBC Four's The World and BBC Radio Five Live's The Mayo Show will be in Manhattan with reports from Peter Allen in Kabul.

Other BBC Radio News outlets will feature live reports from the British Memorial Garden in New York.

On the BBC News website, Stephen Evans – who was in New York on the day in 2001 – will give an overview on how the city has changed since then, how the upstate town of Warwick has coped, what US Muslims feel about the attacks today, and the health effects on those who cleared the dust from the city.

The site will feature reports on how the rest of the world has changed since the attacks and Peter Taylor will be analysing the current state of play in the 'war on terror' and his series on Al-Qaeda will be shown in September on BBC TWO.

There will also be graphics showing the collapse of the Twin Towers and a guide to the four hijackings that took place on 9/11. BBC World Service has three shows - Have Your Say, a two-hour co-production with WBUR, Boston (9 September); A Very American Witch Hunt: 9/11 Stories presented by Michael Buchanan (8 September); and Assignment with Stephen Evans.

In addition, BBC World Service is sending extra correspondents to the US including Rob Watson, Defence and Security correspondent, who will be in Washington to report on the 'war on terror'.

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