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CBS picks up “9/11: 10 Years Later”

U.S. broadcaster CBS has picked up 9/11: 10 Years Later, an update of the critically acclaimed doc 9/11, which it will air as a special presentation next month on September 11, four days after its premiere on National Geographic Channel.
August 18, 2011

U.S. broadcaster CBS has picked up 9/11: 10 Years Later, an update of the critically acclaimed doc 9/11, which it will air as a special presentation next month on September 11, four days after its premiere on National Geographic Channel.

The pickup comes as CBS’s News division is planning a range of coverage to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, with The Early Show, CBS Evening News, Face The Nation and 60 Minutes all planning features on the event. There will also be multi-platform coverage on CBS Radio News, CBSNews.com and CBS Newspath.

On September 11, the broadcaster will dedicate six hours of coverage to mark the day, led by a CBS News Special entitled 9/11: America Remembers. The special will be anchored by Scott Pelley live from Ground Zero, beginning at 8 a.m. EST.

In addition, 60 Minutes (7-8 p.m. EST) will devote its entire broadcast to 9/11 coverage, which will be followed by Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon’s presentation of 9/11: 10 Years Later, which airs 8-10 p.m. EST. As previously reported, the doc is also set to air on Nat Geo in the UK as part of the cable channel’s 9/11 coverage.

Preceding the on-the-day coverage, on September 9 CBS News’ The Early Show and the CBS Evening News will also broadcast live from Ground Zero in NYC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief 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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