The National Geographic Channel said Monday it would devote
much of this week's primetime programming to shows about the hunt for bin
Laden and the 9/11 attacks that prompted it, calling it "a comprehensive
look at the FBI's most wanted terrorist."
That lineup starts Monday (May 2) at 7 p.m. with The
Final Report: Osama Bin Laden Dead or Alive, about his escape
from Tora Bora in 2001, followed by CIA
Confidential: Hunt for bin Laden. Other titles include Inside 9-11: War on America,
and Inside the Green Berets.
Each night will feature one or more bin Laden or
terrorism-related show, all of it library product, but with graphics and billboards
to tie it to this week's killing of the al-Qaeda leader, according to channel
spokesperson Russell Howard, who says there will also be some new voice-overs
and footage as well.
The special programming culminates with a marathon rerun of
all those shows on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m.
The channel is also pursuing new programming on bin Laden
based on the recent events, said Howard, which would be for the "near
Bin Laden was killed in a U.S.
raid on his Pakistani compound May 1.