Robert De Niro to host CBS' '9/11' update
By Ann Oldenburg
Aug 01, 2011
Get ready for lots of 9/11 programming coming up on TV as we mark the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center next month.
Just announced: Robert De Niro will host CBS' 9/11: 10 Years Later, an update of the award-winning 2002 film 9/11. Filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon were filming in a New York Firehouse when the attack happened. They kept their cameras rolling.
The update will air on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. and promises to contain the only known footage of the first plane striking the World Trade Center and the only footage from inside Ground Zero during the attacks.
New interviews with many of the firefighters who were featured in the original program will look at how their lives have changed in the 10 years since the tragedy. And New York City Fire Department health officials will discuss some of the health issues that have plagued firefighters working at Ground Zero. Also featured will be footage inside the rebuilding of the site and the 9/11 Memorial.