(October 19, 2001 – New York, NY) - A&E Network will air the repeat of the special two-hour “THIRD WATCH” episode, entitled “In Their Own Words,” on Friday, October 26, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today by Allen Sabinson, Senior Vice President of Programming. The episode, which originally aired on Monday, October 15 on NBC, is a two-hour salute to New York City’s safety personnel. The non-scripted episode is a tribute in which members of the cast, who portray a group of emergency personnel, interact with their heroic, real-life New York City counterparts. In September, A&E announced that it acquired the exclusive off-network television rights to the popular one-hour drama, “THIRD WATCH,” in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. The series comes to A&E beginning in the fall of 2002. “We are excited to have this opportunity to air an encore presentation of this very special episode of 'Third Watch,'” said Sabinson. “The episode received a tremendous amount of critical praise and is a wonderful tribute to the brave and dedicated emergency personnel of New York City.” “I am delighted that A&E has agreed to rebroadcast ‘In Their Own Words,” said Executive Producer John Wells. “We’ve received thousands of calls and e-mails from people who missed it and were anxious to see it. Interviewing these wonderful men and women was a life changing experience and I’ve never been prouder of anything I’ve been involved with.” “THIRD WATCH,” one of the highest-rated freshman programs when it made its debut in the Fall of 1999, is an action-packed drama about the brave and dedicated professionals who serve as police officers, firefighters and paramedics in New York City during the 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. “third watch” shift. John Wells and Edward Allen Bernero created the series, nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Best New Drama Series in 2000. “THIRD WATCH” is from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Emmy Award winners John Wells (“ER,” “The West Wing”), Christopher Chulack (“ER”) and Edward Allen Bernero (“Brooklyn South”) are executive producers. The series stars an ensemble cast including Michael Beach (“ER”), Chris Bauer (“61*”), Coby Bell (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Eddie Cibrian (“Sunset Beach”), Molly Price (“Pushing Tin”), Kim Raver (“Trinity”), Anothony Ruivivar (“Starship Troopers”), Skipp Sudduth (“Ronin”) and Jason Wiles (“Beverly Hills, 90210”). Winner of the 2000 Governors Award from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for The Biography Project for Schools, A&E offers viewers a unique blend of original programming, including the highly acclaimed Biography® series, original movies, drama series, and engaging documentaries. A&E is available in more than 83 million Nielsen homes in the United States. A&E received 14 Emmy nominations in 2001, the most of any basic cable network. The A&E web site is located at www.AandE.com, the BIOGRAPHY web site is located at www.Biography.com. Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution is one of the leading suppliers of programming to the cable and satellite marketplaces. It is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of Warner Bros. feature films, television series, miniseries, television movies and specials to the pay television and basic cable markets, as well as feature films to the broadcast networks. The division currently supplies programming to a dozen broadcast networks, 30 pay television and nearly 100 basic cable networks.
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