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NatGeo Mundo Preps9/11 Specials

NatGeo Mundo, the recently launched Spanish-language sibling
of National Geographic Channel, will premiere two exclusive specials to mark
the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks on New York and
Washington, D.C.

9/11 and the American
(10 Años Después: El Sueño Americano) will feature personal stories
from U.S. immigrants, including the stories of two Ecuadorians who were
directly affected by the tragedy.

The first person profiled is Alfredo Fuentes, a New York
City firefighter and first responder who survived the collapse of the World
Trade Center.

The second profilee is Ana Soria, who lost her husband, Luis
Chimbo, in the tower collapse.

Chimbo, an undocumented worker, had worked as a receiving
attendant at the Windows of the World restaurant in the North Tower.

9/11 and the American
premires Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m.(ET/PT).

A second U.S. premiere, Seconds
from Disaster
(10 años después: los
segundos catastróficos
) will air Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). It tells the
stories of Federal Aviation Administration air-traffic controllers at work on
the morning of Sept. 11, as well as the F-16 fighter pilots who were tasked
with tracking down the hijacked airliners.

NatGeo Mundo, which launched July 1, reaches roughly 4
million homes.