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MIPTV Picks 2012: Hero Dogs of 9/11

Serving as a stand-alone special and as a pilot for the upcoming series World's Greatest Hero Dogs, now in development at Toronto-based kelencontent, this program looks at the 300-plus dogs that were part of the rescue and recovery operations following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
March 23, 2012

Serving as a stand-alone special and as a pilot for the upcoming series World’s Greatest Hero Dogs, now in development at Toronto-based kelencontent, this program looks at the 300-plus dogs that were part of the rescue and recovery operations following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. The show details the danger of their mission – to go where humans couldn’t, in order to find any possible survivors amongst the rubble and wreckage – through interviews with survivors and stylized archival footage, while also illuminating the strength of the bond between human beings and “man’s best friend.”

Partners: Produced by kelencontent with the participation of Dog Files and Starlight Runner Entertainment, distributed by Beyond International

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Aired: Animal Planet Canada, Sky Italia

Rights available: Worldwide excluding Canada

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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