"When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9/11 Story" will again be seen on the Biography Channel Sept. 11 at 8 PM ET with an encore broadcast scheduled for Sept. 12 at midnight.
The 90-minute program features interviews with original Wicked co-stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel as well as Denis Leary, Dan Rather, Regis Philbin and Ray Romano.
"In the aftermath of 9/11, getting back to normal would not be a simple task," according to production notes. "For those in the world of pop culture and entertainment, the challenge was how to help America achieve that goal — to cheer the country up during its darkest days. This documentary takes a comprehensive look at the days and months following the attack — to show how the non-news media pitched in to bring the nation together. Comedians, singers, actors, entertainers all did their part with concerts, telethons and specials. Television, movies, Broadway, music and even sports helped bring us back to the new normal. We'll also review the impact of the events of 9/11 on pop culture and how TV and films were changed forever."
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