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10 Years Later: San Diego Remembers 9/11

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FRONTLINE: The Man Who Knew

Airs Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Aug. 31, 2017 | By Jennifer Robinson

FRONTLINE: The Man Who Knew

FRONTLINE rebroadcasts the extraordinary saga of FBI special agent John O’Neill. As the bureau’s top counterterrorism agent, O’Neill — who investigated the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa and the attack on the USS Cole — joined then national security counterterrorism co-coordinator Richard Clarke in believing that the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America.


Envision San Diego: How 9/11 Changed San Diego

Airs Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Sept. 8, 2011 |

Title graphic for Envision San Diego's television documentary, "How 9/11 Changed San Diego."

"Envision San Diego: How 9/11 Changed San Diego" looks at how life changed for San Diego after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We'll examine the impact on local military and Islamic communities, and the impact local economy as it relates to security and the military.


FRONTLINE: Top Secret America

Airs Friday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Aug. 18, 2011 |

Poster advertising jobs for security cleared professionals, Crystal City, Virginia.

Over one hour, the film examines the history of the dark side of America’s “war on terror.” From the creation of black site prisons abroad and super-secret facilities here in America, to targeted killings and covert wars waged by special forces, to a multibillion-dollar terrorism industrial complex, FRONTLINE and Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest ask how a decade of fighting terrorism has reshaped the country and whether it has made us any safer.


Objects And Memory

Airs Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Aug. 18, 2011 |

An American flag that weathered the attack on the World Trade Center.

Ordinary things in homes and museums take on new meaning through association with people and experiences. This documentary examines items recovered after, or offered in response to, 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam War, along with the stories of people who find these items important. With narration by Frank Langella and music by Philip Glass, the program reveals how, in times of stress, we come together in community and see otherwise ordinary objects as symbols of identity, memory and aspiration.


America Remembers - 9/11

Airs Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Aug. 18, 2011 |

America Remembers - 9/11

"PBS Newshour" presents a one-hour special commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Hari Sreenivasan will narrate an account of the three major memorial observances at Ground Zero in New York City, at the Pentagon near Washington, DC, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Brown will speak with several contributors to a new book, "Legacy Letters." Ray Suarez will explore the attitudes of American Muslims, their efforts to get beyond the deep mistrust caused by 9/11. Judy Woodruff introduces viewers to a generation of young Americans who know only a post-9/11 world. Gwen Ifill will explore a decade of war’s impact on hundreds of thousands of soldiers and their families and the nation’s efforts to care for them.


Great Performances: A Concert For New York

Airs Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Aug. 18, 2011 |

The New York Philharmonic, under conductor Alan Gilbert, with guest soloists and the New York Choral Artists, performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”

The New York Philharmonic, with conductor Alan Gilbert, soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and the New York Choral Artists (Joseph Flummerfelt, director), performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” in a concert for New York for the tenth anniversary of 9/11, in remembrance and renewal. Taped at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on September 10.


FRONTLINE: The Interrogator

Airs Friday, September 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Sept. 8, 2011 |

FBI agent Ali H. Soufan, left, interrogated some of the highest ranking Al Qaeda operatives around the world. This picture was taken in Kabul in 2002, outside a presumed hideout for Osama bin Laden.

In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith uncovers an insider’s view of the “war on terror.” One of only eight Arabic-speaking FBI agents, Soufan explains why he believes the attacks on the World Trade Center could have been prevented and how the use of torture failed to produce actionable intelligence.


FRONTLINE: The Man Behind The Mosque

Airs Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV (updated from September 13th)

Aug. 19, 2011 |

In "The Man Behind the Mosque," FRONTLINE tells the inside story of New York City real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal (pictured) and the most controversial building in America.

FRONTLINE tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims’ relatives and anti-Islam activists who helped turn his project into a continuing battle over faith, values, and the meaning of being American. Also in this hour: Adam Davidson of NPR’s “Planet Money” returns to Haiti to meet a man with an unlikely plan to help turn around his country’s economy through tourism.


Eight Signs Of Terrorism


Events Commemorating 9/11 In San Diego County

Sept. 5, 2011 |

Events Commemorating 9/11 In San Diego County

San Diego is commemorating the ten year anniversary of 9/11 with events throughout the county.

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