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Science Channel, Spielberg and KPI to collaborate for Rebuilding Ground Zero six-parter

The Science Channel announced today that it is working with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television and KPI Productions to create a six-part doc series about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in New York City.
January 14, 2010

The Science Channel announced today that it is working with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television and New York-based KPI Productions to create a six-part doc series about the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in New York City. Rebuilding Ground Zero (w/t) is due to premiere in 2011, and is the brainchild of architect and Science Channel host Danny Forster and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock. Science Channel says the series will ‘chronicle the uplifting, innovative re-engineering of the World Trade Center site through the eyes of the people – architects, engineers, construction workers and city planners – charged with making One World Trade Center and its surrounding area a reality.’ ‘Ground Zero is an icon of America’s strength, courage and dreams of the future,’ said Science Channel GM Debbie Myers, who adds that through the series, ‘viewers will travel through the fascinating engineering mastery and emotional journeys of those involved in rebuilding the area.’ Exec producers will be Spielberg, and Myers and Christo Doyle for Science Channel and Danny Forster for KPI.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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