The Putnam County News and Recorder, September 6, 2006
Emmy-nominated Garrison resident Daniel Miller has coproduced and co-written a documentary entitled "America Rebuilds, Part II, Return to Ground Zero" which will be seen on PBS September 11, 2006, at 9 pm ET/PT. It is the definitive record of the efforts to rebuild Ground Zero after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, which destroyed New York's World Trade Center. Ironbound Films, whose founders produced "America Rebuilds," the "official" video record of the post-attack recovery and cleanup, produced this sequel. The broadcast is part of planned trilogy documenting the rescue and recovery, rebuilding, and reopening of the World Trade Center site.
"America Rebuilds, Part II" picks up where Part I left off, at the ceremony marking the end of the recovery process in May 2002. It follows up with many of the people profiled in the original broadcast, including families of the dead, the firemen and construction workers who cleared the site and the engineers and civil servants who managed the process. The sequel also focuses on the politics of rebuilding and the ongoing healing process.
The process is the program's star. Emotion, money, and memory are its themes. Sorrow dominates the opening moments as engineers recall the search for traces of the 2,749 murdered in the two terrorist attacks. Determination takes over as engineers commit to rebuilding the World Trade Center PATH commuter train station which had been used by 67,000 people daily. To do so, they had first to find the old station beneath one million tons of debris.
Seth Kramer and Daniel A. Miller of Ironbound Films are producers and writers. The team's credits include "The Last Speakers," currently in production, "Great Projects: The Building of America," "Crucible of Empire: The Spanish- American War," and the Emmynominated documentaries "Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans" and "The Trial of Adolf Eichmann."