A&E and BIO Channel will be honoring the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by airing four commercial-free documentary specials.
BIO Channel premieres “When Pop Culture Saved America” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, “I Survived … 9/11″ at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and “Beyond: Messages from 9/11″ at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
“When Pop Culture Saved America” is a two-hour documentary that takes a comprehensive look at the days and months following the attack, to demonstrate how the non-news media pitched in to bring the country together.
Entertainers from different arenas participated in concerts, telethons and specials to help bring the nation back to the new normal.
Interviews with Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth, Denis Leary, Dan Rather, Regis Philbin and more are included in this documentary.
Also on Saturday, Sept. 10, A&E will present at 9 p.m. the two-hour special “Portraits from Ground Zero,” which spotlights the work of Andrea Booher, one of the only photojournalists given full 24-hour access to Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, according to a news release.
In “I Survived….9/11,” the BIO Channel original series commemorates the 10th anniversary by profiling the stories of 12 firefighters, ambulance workers, defense officials and ordinary office workers who went to work on that September day without knowing that their lives were about to be changed forever.
In the one-hour special “”Beyond: Messages from 9/11,” families of 9/11 victims share their stories of the messages they received from beyond, including Bonnie McEneaney, whose husband Eamon predicted an event at work before his death in his 105th floor Twin Towers office on 9/11.