Discovery To Air Documentary On Bin Laden's Death

Discovery Channel will chronicle the events leading up the death of Osama Bin Laden in a documentary series set to debut on May 15.

The on-hour special Killing Bin Laden (working title) will take a close look at the second-by-second account of the May 1 US Special Forces raid in Pakistan that led to the killing of the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks, said network officials.

The special will delve into to the details of how the operation was planned and executed and how intelligence gathered the information that led to Bin Laden's hideout, said the network.

"Bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice is one of the biggest stories of our country's lifetime," said Clark Bunting, President and GM, Discovery Channel in a statement. "Discovery Channel's global reach, strong partnerships and unique nonfiction storytelling ability allow us to delve deep into this story and provide viewers with answers to the questions they are asking as well as context and historical perspective."

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.