or


[10/16/12 - 05:41 AM]
"Osama bin Laden: The Finish" Comes to Discovery Channel
The one-hour special, based on Mark Bowden's new book, premieres this Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

"OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH" COMES TO DISCOVERY CHANNEL

-One Hour Special Based on Author Mark Bowden's New Book "The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden" to air October 17 at 10PM ET/PT-

After masterminding the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden vanished. Over the course of the next decade, America discovered that its war with al Qaeda - a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track - required a more innovative approach. Discovery Channel presents OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH on October 17 at 10 PM ET/PT, based on author Mark Bowden's gripping new book, "The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden" (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012) which was released on October 16.

With access to key military and agency sources, OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH goes inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded. The one-hour special begins by looking at the tragic 2009 suicide bombing by a Jordanian triple agent who killed 10, including Jennifer Matthews, a mother of three and the CIA operative leading the hunt for bin Laden. A new strategy is needed to find bin Laden.

Based off of Bowden's meticulously researched book that included first hand reporting, exclusive access to the White House and an exclusive interview with President Obama, the special looks at the step-by-step development to finally track down bin Laden and how intelligence agencies and special ops gathered information to find al-Qaeda and Taliban targets. After thousands of Special Forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a fifty-fifty chance that bin laden was there.

OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH gives viewers a look at the top-secret strategies employed to finish the mission and President Obama's campaign promise: to get bin Laden. David Keane of Wild Eyes Productions, Bowden's cousin, worked closely with Bowden's son, Aaron, and did a lot of the primary reporting for this special through an extensive set of trips through Afghanistan and Pakistan

Bowden has been investigating evolving special operations capabilities for more than 15 years. As the author of Black Hawk Down, Guests of the Ayatollah and Killing Pablo, he has reported more extensively on the evolution of U.S. Special Forces than any other journalist. From the disastrous mission to rescue the Iran hostages, to the misguided placement of men in the streets of Mogadishu to clandestine guerilla warfare against the non-governmental opposition of the drug cartels, the U.S. government has obviously learned how to put these men to good use.

OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH is produced for Discovery Channel by Wild Eyes Productions and David Keane and Arcadia Berjonneau serve as Executive Producer. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is Brooke Runnette.





  [october 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[10/22/17 - 08:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops FOX, NBC in College Football Showdown
The Alphabet wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/21/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Holds Onto Demo Crown
"Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" lead said categories for the Eye.

[10/20/17 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 20
Updates include: CBS eyes "Magnum, P.I." as latest reboot series; Jane Lynch targeted for Telepictures talk show; and Raoul Trujillo signs onto FX's "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off.

[10/20/17 - 09:42 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Good Doctor" Tops CBS' "NCIS" and NBC's "This Is Us" as the Season's Most-Watched Drama
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/20/17 - 09:18 AM]
FXX Scares Up Tricks and Treats for Halloween
FXX will celebrate Halloween with a The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" programming event culminating with a 13-hour marathon on Monday, October 31.

[10/20/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Will & Grace" Is the #1 Entertainment Show of the Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/20/17 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye claims top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/17 - 07:01 AM]
"A Very Pentatonix Christmas" Delivers the Holiday Spirit to NBC on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour television event will feature a duet with Jennifer Hudson and take viewers on a musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites.

[10/20/17 - 06:50 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Scores Another Ratings Increase, Up +5%
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/19/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 19
Updates include: Hulu gives final season to "Casual"; Steve Buscemi to replace Owen Wilson in "Miracle Workers" at TBS; and Erica Ash to lead BET's new drama "In Contempt."

[10/19/17 - 02:02 PM]
Video: December 15 - "The Ranch" Part 4 Comes to Netflix and the Binge Race Begins
"The Ranch" is the third most binged-raced show on Netflix.

[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.