– WPBT2 pays tribute to the victims of 9/11. –
Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00 p.m.
NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero
NOVA captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and highly secure under the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space and efficient “green” architecture, and the public’s expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. The program features interviews with 1 WTC architect David Childs; Chris Ward, the Port Authority’s executive director; Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the 9/11 Memorial Foundation; and Michael Arad, the man behind the breakthrough concept for the 9/11 Memorial.
Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m.
Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero
FRONTLINE examines the spiritual aftershocks of September 11th through the reflections of a cross-section of Americans affected by the attacks. The documentary begins with the day itself, as both survivors and relatives of World Trade Center victims recount the shock and the horror of realizing that their friends and loved ones had perished. Almost immediately, it seems, some people began questioning the existence of God. Some, even those who lost loved ones, say the tragedy only affirms their belief in a higher power. Others are neither so certain nor forgiving. In "Faith and Doubt, "FRONTLINE speaks with several individuals whose faith and spiritual beliefs have been sorely tested since September 11.
Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.
For the Love of Their Brother
For the Love Of Their Brother is a heart-warming documentary on the struggles and triumphs of the Siller family after the death of their brother, Stephen Siller, a New York Firefighter whose life was cut short on September 11th. Stephen Siller was on his way home to Staten Island from work when he heard the call on his scanner that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers. Stephen turned his truck around and ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to reach the towers. This documentary focuses not only on Stephen's heroic actions on September 11, but on the heroic actions of his 6 siblings in the months afterward. The Siller family began the Tunnel to Towers Run, an annual walk/run that commemorates Stephen's run to the towers.
Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m.
PBS NewsHour: America Remembers 9/11
Is the United States safer now than before 9/11? How has the course of your life changed? Did the events of 9/11 changed lives forever? What is the relationship between Muslims, non-Muslims and the U.S. now? As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks draws closer, The PBS NewsHour and our public media colleagues have been collecting answers on these questions, as well as what's changed in the United States over the past decade.
Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 p.m.
Great Performances - The New York Philharmonic
10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11
Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection — featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists — will air Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). The concert will also be broadcast internationally that same day. “Mahler‘s Second Symphony, Resurrection, powerfully and profoundly explores the range of emotions provoked by the memories of 9/11,” said Gilbert. “This great masterpiece has a very special place in the history and psyche of the New York Philharmonic, but its message of renewal and rebirth is universal. We offer it as a tribute to those lost ten years ago.”