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Discovery taps Peacock for Bin Laden doc

Discovery Channel has revealed further details for Killing Bin Laden, naming Peacock Productions as the producer charged with delivering the quick turnaround documentary, which looks at the death of the Al Qaeda leader.
May 11, 2011

Discovery Channel has revealed further details for Killing Bin Laden, naming Peacock Productions as the producer charged with delivering the quick turnaround documentary, which looks at the death of the Al Qaeda leader.

As reported previously, the one-hour documentary slated to air May 15 will aim to give a second-by-second account of the death of the infamous terrorist leader.

Killing Bin Laden attempts to answer key questions, such as how many special ops forces were involved and how they scientifically identified Osama bin Laden, in a bid to find out what really happened inside the Al Qaeda boss’ safehouse.

Experts onboard the special include NBC News’ chief pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, former CIA operative John Kiriakou, former Navy Seal Eric Greitens, special ops analyst from GlobalSecurity.org Tim Brown, and the global resources of NBC News on the ground in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The special will also investigate how intelligence agencies gathered the information that led to Bin Laden’s hideout, including the tracking of a senior Al Qaeda courier.

“Utilizing the incredible strength and depth of NBC News, along with the unparalleled storytelling of Peacock Productions, Killing Bin Laden promises to inform and fascinate viewers,” said Sharon Scott, exec VP and general manager of Peacock Productions.

Encores of the special will air on Military Channel, Science Channel, ID and Planet Green in the United States and on Discovery Channel across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America beginning May 18.

About The Author
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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