Posts Tagged ‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’

Science Airs 9/11 Tribute of ‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’

September 9, 2011 | by gweiswasser

This weekend, as the nation’s collective thoughts turn to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Science will air all six episodes of Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero commercial-free,
starting at 5pm ET on Sunday. Rising celebrates the men and women who are driven by single purpose – re-imagining and rebuilding the former site of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The series assembles a cast of real people facing the challenge of meeting their construction deadlines and doing honor to the victims and their families.

The rebuild is 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 – all at the same time on the same site – presents an unprecedented set of engineering challenges. From the design to the materials to the raw emotions and heavy hearts, Rising chronicles the teamwork and innovation involved in this beast of planning, timing and coordination. The special event series also looks at the rebirth of Lower Manhattan through the eyes of the residents who survived the horrors of 9/11 to reclaim and rebuild their neighborhood.

Here is a clip from the series featuring Alice Greenwald, the Director of the National 9/11 Museum being built at the site:

Discovery Education Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Screenings, Classroom Resources

September 6, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel & Science‘s Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero with panel discussions, and update Discovery Education streaming service with 9/11-focused resources.

Celebrating the communities, the stories and the resiliency represented by Americans most impacted by the tragic events of that day, Discovery Education will host four events in cities closely affected by 9/11 featuring previews of Rising, a series showcasing the people rebuilding and restoring Ground Zero. Streamed live to students nationwide, each event will be followed by live panel discussions with members of the community who will share how they were personally affected by 9/11.

Special guests will moderate the panel discussions at two of the events: Paula Zahn, host of Investigation Discovery’s On the Case with Paula Zahn will attend the NYC iSchool on September 9 and Danny Forster, executive producer of Rising, will attend American History High School in Newark, N.J., on September 13.

In addition to the events, Discovery Education is providing educators free online resources related to 9/11 available at discoveryeducation.com/911. Discovery Education streaming subscribers will have the exclusive opportunity to view episodes of Rising along with K-12 curricular content, discussion guides and lesson plans.

Discovery Debuts ‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’

August 24, 2011 | by aharris

NYC Skyline at NightI can remember exactly where I was and how I felt on September 11, 2001, as I am sure all of you can. While we remember those we lost in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania (including our Discovery colleague Elizabeth Wainio), Discovery Channel & Science are also looking forward with Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero.

Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg, the six-part series premieres commercial-free on Thursday, August 25, at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery and celebrates the men and women who are bonded and driven by single purpose — re-imagining and rebuilding the former site of the World Trade Center’s twin towers.

We invite you to check out a preview of the special, to find out more about the project through the Behind the Fence blog and to, most importantly, take some time to learn about two charities we are supporting: the Tribute WTC Visitor Center and the FealGood Foundation (featured in videos below).