(September 26, 2001 – Burbank, CA) — The WB Television Network and Channel One News have joined forces to present "THE DAY IT ALL CHANGED," a one-hour news special to air on Sunday, September 30 (7:00-8:00 p.m. ET) addressing some of the questions and issues currently facing the world in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks on the United States, it was announced today by Jordan Levin, President, Entertainment for The WB. Lisa Ling, a former Channel One anchor-reporter and Emmy nominee for her work on "The View," will host the special and lead a town hall meeting with teenagers discussing the tragic events of September 11 and their feelings about the unrest in the world today. First-hand news stories will include reporting from countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan in addition to stories from within our borders on how the attacks have changed all of our lives. "We're partnering with Channel One to bring our viewers a show that is timely, relevant and important," said Levin. "Recent events will define this generation, much as the Vietnam War shaped their parents. Young people have a powerful voice in this country and will be on the frontlines of impending conflict, and this show is an attempt to discuss what's happened -- and what happens next." "Channel One has been bringing news of this recent tragedy to our audience of eight million teenagers every day," said Morgan Wandell, Executive Vice President of Programming, Channel One Network. "Working with The WB brings to this generation a deeper look into the issues at hand for today's world of young adults." Ling traveled to Afghanistan twice in recent years, both before and after the Taliban came into power, and these stories provide history and perspective about this little-known country and what life is like under the harsh Islamic fundamentalist rule. Also reporting from the frontlines, Channel One anchor-reporter Gotham Chopra previously visited the Madrasas in western Pakistan where many of the suspected terrorists are trained as young people before joining terrorist groups like Al-Quida. Showing how recent events are continuing to have repercussions on American soil, Channel One's Janet Choi visits a U.S. military base in San Diego where marines are training and waiting for orders to be shipped out to the Middle East. She will talk to these men and women about how they are feeling about the conflict and their thoughts on possibly going to war. One of Channel One's recent additions to its anchor-reporter team, Derrick Shore, travels to the University of Michigan, where the school's large population of Arab-American students is feeling the affects of the attacks uniquely in light of the recent wave of discrimination.
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