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September 11, remembered on TV

August 19, 2011 |  4:30 pm

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The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has inspired a host of TV tributes, reminiscences and investigations. Here is a guide to some of the 9/11-related programs airing between now and Sept. 11, 2011:

“On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly” 2:30 a.m., Sunday Aug. 21, KVCR; An American Muslim man pursues a pilot's license in post-9/11 America.

“The 700 Club” 10 a.m., Monday Aug. 22, ABC Family: Billy Wilson; Mark Detrick: Cry Out America 9/11 nationwide prayer gatherings; a man overcomes a pornography problem. (N)  

“CIA Confidential” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Monday Aug. 22, Nat Geo: Hunt for Bin Laden: Days after 9/11, a group of CIA agents infiltrates Afghanistan in an effort to decimate al Qaeda and hunt down Osama bin Laden. Replays Sept. 11, 9 a.m.

“Real Orange” 5:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Monday Aug. 22, KOCE: Orange County Fire Authority 9/11 Memorial project.

“Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., Thursday Aug. 25, Discovery: Reclaiming the Skyline Part 1: The vision behind the reconstruction of the new World Trade Center. (N)

“Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” 9 p.m., Thursday Aug. 25, Discovery: Reclaiming the Skyline Part 2: Tower One construction rises to a height of 1,000 feet and effectively reclaims the skyline. (N)

“Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” 10 p.m., Thursday Aug. 25, Discovery: Stories From the Pile: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum tells the story of one of America's darkest days. (N)

“Inside Al Qaeda” 10 a.m., Sunday Aug. 28, Nat Geo: Interviews with Pakistan's president, victims, CIA agents and those who know the head of the terrorism group.

“Inside 9/11: War on America” 2 p.m., Sunday Aug. 28, Nat Geo: Investigation of the events leading up to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Replays Aug. 31, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sept. 7, 1 p.m.; Sept. 11, 2 p.m.

“Inside 9/11: Zero Hour” 4 p.m., Sunday Aug. 28, Nat Geo: The horror and heroism of those who died and the thousands of others who survived the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Replays Sept. 1, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m; Sept. 4, 7 a.m.; Sept. 8, 1 p.m.; Sept. 11, 4 p.m.

“Inside 9/11: The War Continues” 6 p.m., 9 p.m. Sunday Aug. 28, Nat Geo: Terrorist attacks continue during the decade since Sept. 11, 2001. (N) Replays Sept. 1, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sept. 8, 3 p.m.; Sept. 11, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview” 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sunday Aug. 28, Nat Geo: Through a two-day interview, President George W. Bush describes what he was thinking and feeling as Sept. 11, 2001, events unfolded before the nation. (N) Replays Aug. 29, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sept. 3, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sept. 4, 9 a.m.; Sept. 11, 1 p.m.

“Giuliani's 9/11” 5 and 8 p.m., Monday Aug. 29, Nat Geo: The New York City mayor shares the events that shaped his personal experiences amid the terrorist attack. Replays Sept. 3, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“CIA Confidential” 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday Aug. 29, Nat Geo: 9/11 Mastermind: The large-scale manhunt for the man who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 and ultimately engineered the attacks of 9/11. (N) Replays Sept. 3, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“How It Was” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 30, Nat Geo: Voices of 9/11: Audio recordings capture the words of survivors, firefighters, 911 operators and countless others whose lives were changed by the terrorist assaults of Sept. 11. Replays Sept. 6, 1 p.m.

“Witness: DC 9/11” 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 30, Nat Geo: Observers reconstruct events of Sept. 11, 2001, in Washington. Replays Sept. 6, 2 p.m.; Sept. 11, 10 a.m.

“9/11: Where Were You?” 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 30, Nat Geo: The life-and-death decisions people made during the chaos of the 9/11 attacks help to paint a picture of a day that is etched in the collective memory of the world. (N) Replays Sept. 2, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sept. 6, 3 p.m.; Sept. 11, 11 a.m.

“Frontline” 9 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 30, KOCE: The Man Who Knew: Agent John O'Neill considers assassinating bin Laden before Al Qaeda could act, prompting his separation from the FBI and his hiring as World Trade Center security director. Weeks later he died in the attacks.

“Great Decisions in Foreign Policy” 4:30 a.m., Wednesday Aug. 31, KVCR: Is America Safe 10 Years After 9/11?: Whether America's safety has increased since Sept. 11.

“Killing bin Laden” 7 p.m., Thursday Sept.r 1, Discovery: An account of the bin Laden operation from the beginning to his burial at sea.

“Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” 8 and 11 p.m., Thursday Sept. 1, Discovery: A Gateway to New York: The train station that once lay beneath the Twin Towers is being recreated on a massive, cathedral-like scale. (N)

“Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” 9 p.m., Thursday Sept. 1, Discovery: A New City: The survivors who chose to remain after the attacks to rebuild and repair their community. (N)

“Nick News With Linda Ellerbee” 9 p.m., Thursday Sept. 1, Nickelodeon: What Happened?: The Story of Sept. 11, 2001: Events of that fateful day, some misconceptions and other related questions are answered. (N)

“Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero” 10 p.m., Thursday Sept. 1, Discovery: A Place to Mourn: A memorial pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost and to the physical destruction of the Twin Towers. (N)

“9/11: Science and Conspiracy” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday Sept. 2, Nat Geo: Experiments with heated steel and thermite illuminate questions about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Replays Sept. 9, 1 p.m.

“Freedom Rising with Shepard Smith” 9 p.m., Friday Sept. 2, Fox News.

“Flight 175: As the World Watched” 8 p.m., Sunday Sept. 4, TLC: As millions watch in horror, Flight 175 becomes the second plane hijacked by terrorists to crash into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Replays Sept. 8, 7 p.m.; Sept. 10, 8 p.m.; Sept. 10, 11 p.m.

“9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor” 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Sunday Sept. 4, TLC: An untold story of survival and bravery of those whose lives where impacted when Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  (N) Replays Sept. 10, 9 p.m.; Sept. 10, midnight

“When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9/11 Story” 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 5, Biography: A look at the days and months following 9/11, and how the non-news media pitched in to bring the nation together. (N) Replays Sept. 11, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“Children of 9/11” 10 p.m., Monday Sept. 5, NBC: A year in the lives of 11 children who were directly affected by the terrorist attacks. (N)

“I Survived” 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 6, Biography: 9/11: The stories of 12 survivors of the worst terrorist attack on American soil. (N) Replays Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

“CNN Presents” 8 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 6, CNN: Footnotes of 9/11: Drew Griffin reports on the people mentioned in The 9/11 Commission Report and their different experiences on that day. (N) Replays Sept. 11, 5 p.m.

“Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Terror in the Dust” 8 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 7, CNN: The investigation of the killer dust from Ground Zero and the effects it has had on the rescue workers. (N) Replays Sept. 10, 6 p.m.

“NOVA” 9 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 7, KOCE: Engineering Ground Zero: Architects and engineers plan the construction of One World Trade Center and the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum. (N) Replays Sept. 8, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.; Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m.

“Saved” 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 7, Animal Planet: 9/11/2001 -- The Woolverton Family; The Haskell Family: Stories of families affected by 9/11. (N)

“Frontline” 10 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 7, KOCE: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero: A report from the former World Trade Center site to find out how people's faith has changed since the terrorist attacks. Replays Sept. 11, 1:30 p.m.

“Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11” 8 p.m., Thursday Sept. 8, CNN: Some of the female heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, tell of their present-day struggles and determination. (N) Replays Sept. 11, 6 p.m.

“Angels Among Us” 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., Thursday Sept. 8, CMT: (Series Premiere) This episode commemorates the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. (N) Replays Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Sept. 10, 3 p.m.; Sept. 11, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., 11 p.m.

“The Early Show” 4 a.m., Thursday Sept. 8, CBS: Reports from ground zero. (N)

“Today” 7 a.m., Friday Sept. 9, NBC: Reports from ground zero; children who were directly affected by the terrorist attacks on 9/11. (N)

“Beyond 911: Portraits of Resilience” 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., Friday Sept. 9, CNN: 40 untold stories reveal men and women who sacrificed so much for America after the attacks of 9/11. (N) Replays Sept. 8, 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sept. 10, 11 p.m.;  Sept. 11, 8:45 a.m.

“9/11: The Days After” 9 p.m., Friday Sept. 9, History: An examination of the texture of life in the post-9/11 world and oft-forgotten consequences. (N)

“9/11: Timeline of Terror” 9 p.m., Friday Sept. 9, Fox News.

“9/11... America Remembers” 5 a.m., Saturday Sept. 10, NBC: Reports from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. (N)

“Good Morning America” 5 a.m., Saturday Sept. 10, ABC: A Special Edition: 9/11 10th Anniversary: (N)

“Biography” 5 a.m., Saturday September 10, Biography: Rudy Giuliani: America's Mayor: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads New York with courage and calm when terrorists destroy the World Trade Center.

“102 Minutes That Changed America” 5:46 a.m., Saturday Sept. 10, Biography: Films, photos and recordings from unique and rarely seen or heard archives chronicle the terrorist attack on New York City's World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001. Replays Sept. 11, 8:46 a.m., 9 p.m.

“The Early Show” 6 a.m., Saturday Sept. 10, CBS: Reports from ground zero. (N)

“Nine Innings From Ground Zero” 8 a.m., Saturday Sept. 10, HBO: The role of baseball in the recovery of New York after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Replays Sept. 11, 5:55 a.m.

“The Suze Orman Show” 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Saturday Sept. 10, CNBC: Money Lessons of 9/11: How to protect loved ones from things that can happen at any time. (N)

“Messages from 9/11” 7 p.m., 7:44 p.m. and 11 p.m., Saturday Sept. 10, Biography: Families of 9/11 victims share their stories of the messages they received from beyond. (N) Replays Sept. 10, 11:44 p.m.

“A Reason to Remember” 8 p.m., Saturday Sept. 10, KTBN: A commemoration of Sept. 11, remembering the victims and America's heroes. Replays Sept. 10, midnight

“The Love We Make” 9 p.m., Saturday Sept. 10, Showtime: Musician Paul McCartney plans a benefit concert in the wake of Sept. 11. (N) Replays Sept. 11, 11 p.m.

“Portraits From Ground Zero” 10 p.m., Saturday Sept. 10, A&E: 10 years later, photographer Andrea Booher finds people that she photographed at the ruins of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (N) Replays Sept. 11, 2 a.m.

“A Vision of Hope” 10:30 p.m., Saturday Sept. 10, KTBN: Host Tanya Hart takes a look at the 9/11 tragedy and how God used this to turn this nation back to Him. Replays Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.

“9/11: America Remembers” 5 a.m., Sunday  Sept. 11, CBS: Scott Pelley reports from ground zero. (N)

“In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01” 7:15 a.m., Sunday Sept. 11, HBO: Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his staff remember the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, with video and still photography of the devastation.

“Face the Nation” 7:30 a.m., Sunday Sept. 11, CBS: Reports from ground zero. (N)

“Dialogue With Doti and Dodge” 11 a.m., Sunday Sept. 11, KOCE: Michael Scheuer: Michael Scheuer, former CIA station chief in charge of tracking Osama bin Laden.

“For the Love of Their Brother” 3:30 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, KOCE: The Sillers founded the Tunnel-to-Towers Run in honor of their brother Stephen, a firefighter who died at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. Replays Sept. 11, 10:30 p.m.

“America Remembers -- 9/11” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, KOCE: The United States commemorates the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11 with memorial events and personal testimonies. With Hari Sreenivasan, Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Ray Suarez and Jeffrey Brown. Replays Sept. 11, 11 p.m.

“Eye on Our Community: Tenth Anniversary of 9/11” 6:30 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, CBS: Anchor Laura Diaz hosts CBS2's tribute to the families, fire crews and rescuers involved 10 years ago in the 9/11 attacks.

“9/11: 10 Years Later” 8 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, CBS: Host Robert De Niro introduces events marking the 10th anniversary of the disaster, including interviews with firefighters and showing camera footage taken within Ground Zero during the attacks. (N)

“Making the 9/11 Memorial” 8 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, History: People close to the project show the Sept. 11, 2001, 10-year memorial from its conception to installation at ground zero. (N)

“Miracle Detectives” 8 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, OWN: Miracles of 9/11: Three miracles surrounding the 9/11 attacks. Replays Sept. 11, 11 p.m.

“Twins of the Twin Towers” 9 p.m. and midnight, Sunday Sept. 11, OWN: (N)

“Movie: Rebirth” (2011) 9 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, Showtime: The lives of five people undergo a decade-long transformation following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“Movie: The Space Between” ** (2010) 9 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, USA: Melissa Leo, Anthony Keyvan. In the wake of Sept. 11, a flight attendant must take a road trip with a Muslim boy. Replays Sept. 11, 10:53 p.m.

“A Special Edition of Primetime: Remembrance and Renewal: 10 Years After the 9/11 Attacks” 10 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, ABC: (N)

“Twin Towers” 10:21 p.m., Sunday Sept. 11, USA: Two brothers, a firefighter and a police officer, are remembered for their bravery in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. (N)

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-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: Marty Lederhandler / Associated Press

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