Marking 10 Years

NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero(Photo: PBS)
NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero(Photo: PBS)

Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11.  Networks have already begun airing special programming to commemorate the occasion.  Tonight at 9pm on WOSU TV,  NOVA presents ENGINEERING GROUND ZERO. 

NOVA was granted access by the New York Port Authority to follow the five-year construction of One World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  This program lets the viewer in on the behind-the-scenes struggles of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and more secure than any other buildings to date.  All this being done under the pressures of a tight schedule and the American people’s expectations of a proper site for national remembrance.

Following the NOVA program, FRONTLINE  will air their special, FAITH AND DOUBT AT GROUND ZERO.  In this special presentation FRONTLINE will explore how the spiritual lives of both believers and non-believers have been challenged since September 11, 2001.  Taking interviews from all over America with people who have been impacted by the attacks, FRONTLINE focuses on discussions of good and evil and delves into the potential of darkness within religion itself.

How could you or why would you kill thousands of innocent people in the name of religion?  – an age-old question people have tried to answer for generations.