People look at construction in progress at Ground Zero, in New York, on September 7, 2011. New York is getting ready to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers.


Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Date/times are subject to change, so consult your local TV listings. All times listed are Central, and descriptions from network press releases.

“Ground Zero: Chicago Remembers”
9:30 p.m. Friday, WGN (encore at 11:30 p.m., CLTV)
WGN’s Allison Payne gives an insider’s look at the progress on New York’s Ground Zero Memorial that will officially open Sunday to the victims’ families. There are untold stories of survival, including one of a Chicagoan who worked on the 100th floor of one of the towers, yet survived and is now giving back. WGN also reports on a memorial in Brooklyn that honors all 417 firefighters and others who lost their lives running toward the towers to save others, and how a Chicagoan helped make it happen.

“Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience”
10 p.m. Friday, CNN (encore at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday)
This documentary features untold stories drawn from 40 women and men who made sacrifices for America in the hours, days and months that followed the attacks.

“9/11: 10 Years Later”
7 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon present an update of the film, “9/11.”

“Nine Innings From Ground Zero”
7 a.m. Saturday, HBO
The documentary focuses on the 2001 World Series between the N.Y. Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks, which took place about a month after 9/11, helping the city regain a sense of normalcy.

“America Remembers 9/11”
7 p.m. Sunday, WTTW
The “PBS Newshour” team will examine the significance of the day in many different communities across the nation.

“The Space Between”
8 p.m. Sunday, USA (encore at 9:53 p.m.)
Oscar winner Melissa Leo stars as Montine McLeod, a flight attendant who watches over 10-year-old Pakistani-American Omar Hassan (Anthony Keyvan) as he flies on her plane that is grounded the morning of 9/11. When Montine discovers that Omar’s father works in the World Trade Center she drives the boy back home to his uncertain future in New York.

For a list of more TV specials about 9/11, visit RedEye.

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