Spielberg part of 'Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero'
August 3rd, 2011
05:02 PM ET

Spielberg part of 'Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero'

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of September 11, executive producer Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television, Discovery Channel and Science Channel will present a special television event.

"Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero" focuses on the effort to build the new, 104-story One World Trade Center.

According to a press release, the project "celebrates the grit, the drive and the audacious imagination of a wide array of builders, planners and dreamers bonded in grief but united in purpose."

“Discovery Channel is proud to be sharing this important story and transitional moment in the history of our country," said Debbie Myers, general manager of  Science Channel. "With incredible access and deft storytelling, 'Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero' captures a city and a country moving forward but never forgetting."

The six-hour special will premiere commercial free August 25 at 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel and conclude September 1. An all day, encore marathon will be shown on Science Channel on September 11 beginning at 5 p.m.

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  1. Jon

    Great! Hopefully it will be out on DVD. Regards Norway.

    August 25, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. trippp

    They should have rebuilt the original buildings in their original spot. To me the site looks out of place. Way to go, terror =1, USA =0.

    August 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Josh

    Of course. Speilberg has to be involved in a project showing the grit and determination of the rebuilders. The builders of the original Twin Towers were the real pioneers. It's unfortunate that all this effort is going into a flawed design - the wrong choice, for such an important sight.

    August 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jerry

    Of course there has be be a Speilberg program about the grit of the rebuilders. The builders of the original Twin Towers were the real pioneers. It's too bad they are working so hard on this bad design – the wrong choice.

    August 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hatikvah

    Steven Speilberg has given us great work (like Schindler's List) and much more. I for one will be watching. I will be at Ground Zero on 9-11 as I have been for several years. Don't care if it's "Corny"........... I love this country, and like the Holocaust, we should NEVER FORGET!!!

    August 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. papaitas

    comeon. Granny... can't you be happy once? the world sucks yes, but don't get yourself lost in...

    August 6, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. fernace

    What you said, Granny7!!

    August 4, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Granny7

    I am really glad to see someone like Steven Spielberg and two serious and worthwhile organizations behind this project. It is a celebration after all. A celebration for the wealthy who are going to get even wealthier from this magnificent centerpiece and memorial to the thousands who lost their lives. What would be more of a reason to celebrate would be to witness these powerhouses throwing some of their support behind the workers who have been sickened doing the clean-up and are being denied healthcare now. Like a lot of folks in this supposedly great land of ours. The little man works and the chosen few get richer off their labors. That's something worth celebrating. If you are one of the wealthy. I'm not so I won't be tuning in.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. nuno blizness

    Get 2 Free AMC Silver Movie Tickets


    August 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
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