Ten years ago, millions of North Americans gathered around their TV sets to witness the ghastly and incomprehensible images of 9/11. A decade later, television will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks with a massive outpouring of programs.
Network and cable outlets plan to air dozens of specials and documentaries recounting the tragedy, gauging the fallout and detailing the changes that have occurred since Sept. 11, 2001. Along the way, nearly every conceivable angle will be covered – from an Animal Planet entry about the posttragedy healing power of pets, to Nickelodeon’s forum for children too young to fully understand the meaning of 9/11. Here are some notable programs airing in the coming days.
On Native Soil: Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank narrate this documentary that delves into the findings of the 9/11 Commission. (3 p.m., MSNBC)