“The BBG is engaging audiences around the globe in a conversation about 9/11,” said Walter Isaacson, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors that oversees all US international broadcasting. “From Kabul to Cairo to Beijing, our coverage presents a sweeping picture of how the world was transformed by the 9/11 attacks—and where it is a decade later.”
Starting in late August and culminating in live coverage on September 11, BBG programming includes the following:
Alhurra TV airs 50 hours of programmes focused on religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue: “The Road” documents the journey of six young men from extremism to tolerance; the “9/11 Generation” series features young Arab adults whose lives have been shaped by9/11; and “Hope Town”, a VOA-Alhurra co-produced documentary, tells the story of the peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Jews and Christians in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Serving their audience of 165 million and in 59 languages, all networks will provide live coverage on September 11 from New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC including locations at the State Department, Capitol Hill, and California.
(Source: Broadcasting Board of Governors/VOA)