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Discovery to air special programme on terrorism

21-September-2001
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Discovery to air special programme on terrorism

Discovery Channel and BBC have co-produced a special programme titled -- Behind The Terror: Understanding The Enemy. The special programme will be aired in India today between 9 to 11 p.m. on the Discovery Channel, and would be free from any commercials. The programme explores the evolution of modern terrorism from deep in the mountains of Afghanistan and far reaches of the Middle East to the streets of New York and Washington, DC. It also provides a global profile of terrorism and the people behind it.

Hosted by veteran US network news anchor Forrest Sawyer the programmes tries to analyse why the attacks were perpetrated, what motivates these terrorist organizations, what they hope to accomplish, how they can be stopped, and how this event has changed the world.

The two-hour special includes interviews with Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State-USA; Bill Richardson, former UN Ambassador (and the last US official to negotiate with the Taliban); William Sessions, former FBI director; David Ivry, Israel's Ambassador to the US, among others.

Preceding this programme, Discovery Channel will air another special edition of Deadline Discovery, focusing on the ongoing drama and response to the September 11 attack in the US. The telecast time for Deadline Discovery in India would be between 8 to 9 p.m. on September 21, 2001.

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