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Triangle Television September 11 coverage

September 6 2002

Triangle Television leading the way with in-depth September 11 coverage

Triangle Television expects its leading coverage of the September 11 anniversary to result in a record number of viewers tuning into Triangle.

Broadcasting from UHF channel 41, Triangle is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and is set to offer viewers a leading line-up of high-quality, international programmes marking the first anniversary of the September 11 tragedy.

Viewers not already tuned to Triangle should follow the easy steps at www.tritv.co.nz.

Among the wide-ranging programmes that will give viewers an extraordinary, in-depth perspective on the 9.11 events is "Dreams without Sleep", which has been lauded by critics as a "must-see".

The American-produced and Kuwaiti-directed feature-length documentary, screening on Tuesday, 17 September from 7.30 to 8.15pm, examines how the tragic events influenced five New Yorkers. They recount the horrific day and how the tragedy strengthened social, racial and religious relations in the city and the nation. The film features music by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Here's the complete Triangle Television 9.11 lineup:

Made in Germany. Monday, September 9, 6.15pm A half-hour programme examining the economic impact of 9.11.

9.11 Tuesday, September 10, 8.30pm Documentary featuring street footage and interviews.

The Voices of New York City in Mourning. Tuesday, September 10 8.30pm Tells of a city coming to terms with the aftermath of September 11 and looks at the potential violence of a protracted war.

Remembered. Wednesday, September 12, 00.30am A two-hour Live WorldNet satellite feed marking the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that includes live coverage of the ceremonies in New York, at the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania crash site, as well as live correspondent reports and in-studio commentary.

Global Exchange. Thursday, September 12, 2.30am Looks at the impact on Arab and Muslim Americans, with live reports from Ground Zero and the Pentagon and discussions with victims, broadcasters and journalists from the Middle East.

Islam in America. Thursday, September 12, 3.30am A production of the Christian Science Monitor that looks at American Muslims, including many who are converts to the faith..

Covering Catastrophe. Thursday, September 12, 4.00am Accounts from journalists who reported on the attacks. The documentary underscores the importance of sound journalistic fundamentals and responsible reporting during crises.

Women of Ground Zero. Thursday, September 12, 4.45am The stories heroism, compassion and sacrifice of women who put their lives on the line on 9.11.

Turning Tragedy into War. Thursday, September 12, 7.30pm A critical investigation on media coverage of 9.11 that counteracts the war driven, racist spin perpetuated by corporate media.

9.11 Memorial Concert. Sunday, September 15, 4.00pm Symphony #9 Ludwig Van Beethoven played by the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and conducted by Kent Nagano.

Focus 9.11 One Year After Monday, September 16, 5pm.

Dreams Without Sleep Tuesday, 17 September, 7.30pm (see above for details of this extraordinary documentary)

Women of Ground Zero. Tuesday, 17 September 7.30pm

Covering Catastrophe. Wednesday, 18 September 5pm

Throughout the week, Triangle's regular programmes, Journal and NewsHour, will also focus on the tragedy and its aftermath. McLaughlin Group and To The Contrary will feature discussions on September 11.

To tune into Triangle Television visit www.tritv.co.nz and follow the easy steps. Triangle Television is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and has operated as a public broadcaster to Greater Auckland since August 1 1998. The channel screens a mix of regional-access television with international news and information programmes. It is non-profit making and operates with no funding from NZ On Air. Triangle broadcasts 24 hours daily from UHF channel 41. For more information contact Gail King 021 412 964.

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