Discovery Communications networks OWN and Animal Planet are lining up programming to mark next month’s 10-year 9/11 anniversary, with Twins of the Twin Towers (pictured) among the back-to-back specials being planned.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air Twins of the Twin Towers from 9 p.m. EST on September 11, followed immediately by From the Ground Up.
Twins explores the personal stories of twins who were left twinless on September 11, 2001. “On the day the Twin Towers collapsed, so too did the lives of over 40 twins worldwide,” according to the program’s billing. The doc is produced by BBC Wales, directed and produced by Olivia Lichtenstein, and exec produced by Tim Green.
From the Ground Up, meanwhile, is the story of five widows of firefighters killed on 9/11. The special is produced by Gage & Gage Productions.
Elsewhere, OWN’s sister network Animal Planet will mark 9/11 with a special episode of its series Saved. The special will look at two New York City-based families “who experienced the 9/11 trauma first hand and whose unique bonds with their pets helped them deal with loss and cope through pain,” the network said.
Saved is produced by Picture Shack, with George Plamondon, Betsy Schechter and Michael Rosen serving as exec producers for the prodco. For Animal Planet, the show is developed and produced by Vaibhav Bhatt.