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Nat Geo To Air Bin Laden Movie

A film depicting the U.S. Navy Seals’ takedown of Osama Bin Laden will debut on National Geographic Channel in November.

The Weinstein Company-produced film Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden, will debut on Nat Geo Nov. 4 – two days before the presidential election -- and is based on the May 1, 2011 killing of the al-Qaeda leader ordered by President Obama.  

A day later, the John Stockwell-produced film will premiere on online movie service Netflix, said officials.

"National Geographic Channel prides itself on giving our viewers exclusive access to truly ground-breaking moments from the past, present and future," said David Lyle, CEO National Geographic Channels in a statement. "Harvey’s film is a perfect match for what people expect from our network — content that is socially relevant, factually based and entertaining as hell."

R. Thomas Umstead
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.