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Nat Geo Channel running week of Bin Laden-related programming

The death of Osama bin Laden has prompted the network to schedule a week of programming related to 9/11 and the hunt for the al Qaeda leader, including a re-broadcast of Inside 9/11 (pictured).
May 3, 2011

The death of Osama bin Laden has prompted National Geographic Channel (NGC) in the U.S. to schedule programming related to 9/11 and the hunt for the al Qaeda leader all of this week.

Specials concerning 9/11 that will re-air during the week include Inside 9/11, NGC’s top-rated special to date; Witness: DC 9/11, which examines the attack on the Pentagon; and Giuliani’s 9/11, an in-depth look at then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his handling of the crisis.

Specials focusing on Bin Laden airing during the special week of programming include The Final Report: Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive, which looks at how the world’s most wanted man eluded capture during the battle of Tora Bora in 2001; CIA Confidential: Hunt for Bin Laden, which examines the covert mission “Operation Jawbreaker;” and Inside the Green Berets, which saw NGC crews embedded with the U.S. Army’s Special Forces.

The special programming, which began last night, continues to Saturday.

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