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FamilyNet programs to remember Sept. 11

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be marked on FamilyNet Television with special programming and live feeds on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and at other times during the month.

Also, commercials on Sept. 11 will be preempted between the hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m. Eastern time.

Currently scheduled:

— “At Home — Live!” (Wed. 9/11, 11 a.m., Eastern) with Chuck and Jenni Borsellino will feature a live satellite feed from the roof of Gateway Plaza located one block from Ground Zero. Field correspondent Ralph Baker will conduct interviews overlooking the site with people whose lives were changed forever on 9/11. Also highlighted will be the remarkable story of the Southern Baptist disaster relief effort which to date served more than 1 million meals in New York City and Washington, D.C., and cleaned more than 640 apartments.

— “A Reason to Remember” (Wed., 9/11, 8 p.m.; Thurs., 9/12, 12 a.m.) will feature intimate interviews and footage in an uplifting look at where triumph has risen from tragedy in the Sept. 11 attacks.

— “God’s Heart Toward America — Remembering September 11th,” (Thurs., 9/5, 9 p.m.; Fri., 9/6, 1 a.m.) features a discussion by Christian leaders Henry Blackaby and Bill Bright of the spiritual condition of America one year after 9/11. The program is a collaboration involving Henry Blackaby Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ and Intercessors for America.

— “A Spiritual Retrospective on 9-11” (Sunday, 9/8, 2:30 p.m.; Wed., 9/11, 9 p.m.; Thurs., 9/12, 1 a.m.) features Coral Ridge Ministries leader D. James Kennedy responding to questions about 9/11.

— “A Vision of Hope” (Wed., 9/11, 9:30 p.m.; Thurs., 9/12, 1:30 a.m.) is a half-hour special produced by the American Bible Society to bring hope to America in remembering those who died on 9/11.

— “America: One Nation” (Thurs., 9/12, 9 p.m.; Friday, 9/13, 1 a.m.) is a one-hour special celebrating the American spirit and featuring a tapestry of Americans from all walks of life telling their stories of patriotism and heroism. The program will include stories from Charlie Plumb (former prisoner of war), Renea Copland (abuse survivor), sportscaster James Brown, among others, along with insights from Charles Stanley, Beverly LeHaye, T.D. Jakes and Jack Hayford.

— “Pearl Harbor: Finding Forgiveness” (9/1, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.) recounts the story of Doolittle’s Raiders, led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle, America’s answer to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But hidden within that act of retaliation is the less familiar story of two men: Jake DeShazer, one of the Raiders who was captured and became a Christian as a P.O.W. in Japan, then later returned to Japan as an evangelist, and Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese commander who led the attack against Pearl Harbor, but who later — through the ministry of DeShazer — also became a Christian and returned to Hawaii himself as a minister.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, FamilyNet is a 24-hour television network airing more than 50 hours of original, values-based programs weekly. FamilyNet broadcasts to a potential 34 million TV households and is available on cable systems and broadcast stations nationwide. For more information please visit the FamilyNet website at www.FamilyNetTV.com or call 1-800-832-6638.

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