10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 Campaign


Subjects: History, Social Studies
Grade Level: All
Source: Cable Industry

This year marks the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, and there are numerous articles, ceremonies, and television specials commemorating what happened at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA.  The events of that day continue to have a profound impact on America and our relations with the world.

Cable networks are providing a wide array of original programs, websites, and activities that teachers and parents can use to help children make sense of the heroism and tragedy of September 11, as well as explore the different ways the events of that day continue to reverberate through our culture, politics, economy, and foreign policy.

Note: Some of the programs listed may contain graphic scenes that might be difficult to watch, but that are important to understanding what happened.  These may not be appropriate for younger audiences.  We recommend recording and previewing the programs to determine suitability for your students or children.

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History.com round-up of videos, speeches, timelines, photographs, and more that chronicle the September 11th attacks.
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This documentary looks at the September 11th disaster through the stories surrounding the personal artifacts found in the debris of the World Trade Center.
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This documentary looks at the September 11th attacks through the eyes of professional and amateur photographers who turned their lenses on the towers.
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In honor of the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, MTV Act and Figment.com team up to sponsor writing contest on “confronting tolerance.”
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Online round-up of September 11th resources includes video clips, current news, full episodes of related programming, photographs, and more.
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Nick News with Linda Ellerbee presents "What Happened? The Story of September 11, 2001." Nickelodeon along with its partner, have provided resource guides for parents and a guide for kids that promotes service and remembrance beyond 9/11.
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HISTORY commemorates September 11, 2001 with several original programs that capture the experiences of those who lived through 9/11.
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USA Characters Unite film "The Space Between" commemorates the 10th Anniversary of September 11.
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USA Network documentary is part of Characters Unite and the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001.
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One of the only two photographers allowed unlimited access to Ground Zero in the days after the 9/11 attacks tracks down the people in some of her favorite pictures and gets them to tell the story behind the photograph.
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This documentary highlights how entertainers pitched in to bring the nation together after September 11th. Includes interviews with Denis Leary, Dan Rather, and Regis Philbin.
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9-12
This special episode of BIO Channel's original series honors the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by profiling the stories of 12 firefighters, ambulance workers, defense officials, and office workers who went to work that morning unaware that their lives would change forever.
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While the events of 9/11 touched each American, some families suffered great tragedies. In this episode from Animal Planet's new series, two families who experienced 9/11 trauma firsthand share how their unique bond with pets helped them deal with loss and cope through pain.
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This special episode tells the stories of people who went to work on Sept. 11, 2001, and inadvertently became a part of history, including ticket agents who checked in some of the terrorists and a maintenance worker who intercepted a call from one of the planes under attack.
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This special examines how responders who breathed in the toxic dust and fumes at Ground Zero are coping with the health effects of the 9/11 attacks.
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This documentary profiles the sometimes overlooked female rescue workers who raced to the towers after the 9/11 attacks, including the family of a decorated police officer and mother who was photographed rescuing survivors just moments before the towers collapsed.
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This documentary features dramatic recollections from government leaders, survivors of the 9/11 attacks, and first responders.
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This six-part special series takes a comprehensive look at one of the most daunting construction jobs America has ever undertaken: building four skyscrapers, a transportation hub, a museum, and a memorial featuring the largest man-made waterfall in history at the same time on the same site.
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A multi-year series that documents the construction of the new World Trade Center.
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This special presents a complete timeline for September 11, 2001, beginning with sunrise as President Bush jogged in Florida and ending when he returned to the White House and addressed the nation.
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This documentary takes an unflinching look at what happened after the attacks, including a run on goods such as guns, bottled water, and gas masks, Ground Zero becoming the biggest tourist destination in America, Arab racial profiling and hate crimes, false alarms across the country, and more.
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This chronological account of September 11th offers a moment-by-moment analysis of the terrorist attacks as witnessed by New Yorkers.
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This special is a behind-the-scenes exploration of the process of constructing the 9/11 memorial, from its inception through its installation at Ground Zero.
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This special profiles the NYPD's Crime Scene Unit and its search for evidence and survivors in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the biggest crime scene investigation in history.
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A moment-by-moment look at the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
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MSNBC correspondents Richard Engel and Rachel Maddow explore how America responded to the 9/11 attacks and how the country has changed over the past decade.
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In this documentary, news anchors and correspondents recall their personal memories of reporting live the morning of the 9/11 attacks.
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This in-depth interview with President Bush recalls what he was thinking and feeling and what drove the real-time decisions he faced in the first minutes, hours, and days after the 9/11 attacks.
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This documentary tells the evolving story of radical Islam's war against the West, including the new generation of men willing to wage jihad and the use of the Internet to recruit terrorists.
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This documentary follows the the CIA and its intelligence partners as they hunt down Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks.
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In this special, the former mayor of New York City describes his urgent efforts to establish a safe command post, protect sites such as the Statue of Liberty, marshal medical professionals, and more.
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Captures the life-and-death decisions people made amid the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, including the FAA operations manager and an NYC police officer.
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This documentary focuses on the audio calls received by New York City's 9-1-1 operators and dispatchers.
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This documentary reconstructs the 9/11 attack on the nation's capital moment by moment through home video, fire, rescue, and police footage, and news coverage.
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Using high-tech forensic experiments, CGI re-creations, eyewitness footage, and in-depth analysis, this documentary examines the alleged 9/11 conspiracy theories.
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This documentary captures Paul McCartney's firsthand observations of 9/11 as well as the "Concert for New York" benefit, including performances and backstage footage.
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This documentary follows the transformation of five people, over the course of 10 years, whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 20001, and also tracks the evolution of the space where the towers once stood.
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This documentary includes personal accounts from Rudy Guiliani, the chiefs of the NYPD and FDNY, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Laura Bush, and many more.
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September 11, 2001, recounted through personal items such as a briefcase, a Blackberry, a name tag, by the donors who gifted them to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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Documentary recounts the story of two men who saved the lives of 77 people on the 88th floor of the North Tower, sacrificing their own lives in the process.
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Narrated by Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank, this documentary captures the content of the 9/11 Commission's report while exposing new details.
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CNN's online hub for the latest in breaking news for politics, current events, and world news.
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C-SPAN channels will air live the events taking place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
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American History TV presents a special series of interviews with people who were at the White House, US Capitol, the Pentagon—and in the skies above Washington on September 11, 2011.
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Viacom recognizes the 10 year anniversary of September 11 with a multiplatform Public Service Campaign, "What Will You Do To Remember?"
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The US Department of Education has created a web page of resources to teach about and remember the events of September 11, 2001. The materials were developed by federal agencies or by organizations receiving federal grants and area served up here, free, for teachers. Resources include lessons about 9/11 and the US Constitution, citizenship, service projects and documenting both 9/11 and its impacts.
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ESPN will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with a combination of features, essays, tributes and live event coverage throughout the day.

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