Thursday, May 28 2009 - In the Media
U.S. Broadcast Premier of '9/11 Press for Truth' on PBS in Colorado
For immediate release
DENVER -- (May 26, 2009) -- 9/11 Press for Truth, an independent documentary that claims a 9/11 cover-up, has been shown in theatres and broadcast overseas, but it hasn't been aired on a U.S. broadcast station.
That will change next week when KBDI-Channel 12 premiers the controversial documentary Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
During Channel 12's premiere, Bob McIlvaine, who lost his son Bobby at the World Trade Center, and 9/11Press for Truth producer Kyle Hence will join KBDI-Channel 12's Shari Bernson in KBDI's studio.
9/ll Press for Truth emerged from a group of grieving activist families that joined together to demand a press for truth. Five of the families – including McIlvaine and three of the famous "Jersey Girls" – tell their story in the documentary, providing argument for why 9/11 still needs investigation.
The families found an ally in Paul Thompson, who wrote a definitive 9/11 timeline, and also found allies in the filmmakers who stitch together rare, overlooked news clips, buried stories and government press conferences, revealing what is portrayed as a pattern of lies, deception and spin.
The documentary asserts that although independent investigations began within weeks of both Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy assassination, the same was not true of the attacks of September 11, and the formation of the 9/11 Commission was strongly opposed by many in Washington, including the Bush Administration. It was only due to pressure from the 9/11 families, led by twelve calling themselves the Family Steering Committee, that, 14 months after the attacks, the first hearing began.
"Channel 12 zeroed in on this documentary to further our exploration of the movement toward truth and accountability in the country," Bernson said. The station is already receiving inquiry calls and emails, she said. "We are pleased to see interest in the subject matter that shouldn't be shunned, and deserves to be discussed more widely."
The documentary premiered theatrically in New York City in 2006 and has been shown in cities across the United States and throughout the world.
Wednesday's airing represents its first on a U.S. broadcast station, and the first time a PBS affiliate has given voice to documentary filmmakers who have credibly challenged the official narrative of what happened on 9/11 and why.
The program will repeat on Channel 12. A full schedule of air times for all of the programs can be found at http://www.KBDI.org.
KBDI has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. KBDI "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. KBDI delivers three digital channels: its flagship KBDI broadcast station with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (DT-12.1); The Documentary Channel, featuring the works of independent filmmakers (DT-12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (DT-12.3).
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