From executive producer Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television, Discovery Channel and Science Channel comes the story of hope from darkness, life from ashes, a dream born from a nightmare. "RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO", premiering Friday, August 25 at 8PM E/P on Discovery Channel, showcases the men and women determined to rebuild and restore a sacred site, constructing the new, 104-story One World Trade Center.
"Discovery Channel is proud to be sharing this important story and transitional moment in the history of our country. With incredible access and deft storytelling, "RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO" captures a city and a country moving forward but never forgetting. September 11th is something we all share and "RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO" will be a touchstone for audiences to remember, reflect and look forward," said Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel.
Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of September 11th, the "RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO" celebrates the grit, the drive and the audacious imagination of a wide array of builder, planner and dreamers bonded in grief but united in purpose. From the iron workers who lost brothers and friends to the architect envisions a new dawn for New York City to the family members who seek closure and solace, "RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO" assembles a cast of real people facing the highest stakes in their professional lives - to meet their construction deadline and to do honor to the victims and their families. (Source: The Discovery Channel)
In Steven Spielberg's tribute to the victims of 9/11, a new memorial commemorating the names of the thousands we lost and will never forget will be unveiled, and, after ten long years, their families will finally have a proper place to mourn.