National Geographic Releases Trailer and Premiere Date for “9/11: One Day in America” Documentary Series Commemorating 20th Anniversary

National Geographic has released a trailer for 9/11: One Day in America, a limited series that commemorates the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, which will start airing on August 29th.

(National Geogtaphic)

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What’s Happening:

  • In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, National Geographic will debut their limited series 9/11: One Day in America on August 28th at 9/8c.
  • The six-part documentary series takes viewers through every minute of that sad day in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
  • The series uses first-person narratives from survivors and was produced in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
  • The debut episode was selected to be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI DOCS, and Sheffield International Documentary Festival.
  • You can read our review of the pilot episode here.
  • All six episodes will air over four consecutive nights starting August 29th on National Geographic with limited commercial interruptions.
  • Each episode will begin streaming on Hulu the next day.
  • Over 951 hours of archival footage were combed through to create the 7 hour series, which has been in the making for three years.
  • The documentary series includes new interviews with 54 survivors, edited together to give viewers a chronological sequence of events starting with the first flight becoming unresponsive by radio and ending with the last survivor being pulled from the rubble.

What They’re Saying:

  • Courteney Monroe, president, National Geographic Content: “We all remember exactly where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. Amidst the tragedy, chaos and sadness, what we also remember are the incredible feats of heroism, selflessness and humanity on display that day. With this series, we aim to immortalize these stories and continue National Geographic’s legacy of authentic, powerful storytelling that provides deeper meaning around important historical events.”
  • Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, executive producers: “Our hope with this series was to bring to the forefront the true human experience of 9/11 in a way that would honor both the victims and the survivors of the attacks that day – a series that forgoes the geopolitical implications and instead focuses on the experience of the people that were there. National Geographic offers unparalleled access in its documentary storytelling, and we couldn’t be more humbled than to partner with our friends at 72 Films, Nat Geo and the 9/11 Memorial Museum for this project.”
  • David Glover, executive producer and co-founder of 72 Films: “With such deep access to footage and first-hand stories from those who bravely sat down with us to share their experiences, the series offers hope that through immense difficulty, we can rise above when we work together.”