As the nation commemorates the third anniversary of the horrendous events of September 11, 2001, the report of the 9/11 Commission provides the blueprint for a more secure future. In a compelling look at that future, the Commission's leaders -- Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton -- go to the heart and spirit of the Commission's 41 recommendations in a highly personalized and candid fashion on dialogue. "9/11 and the Future" will air throughout the Washington, DC metro region on Wednesday, October 6 at 8 PM on MHz and will be released nationally to all public television stations on October 6, 2004. Check your local PBS station for future airings of the program.

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Also appearing in the program are commentators Akbar Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Studies and International Relations at American University, and Edward P. Plaugher, former Arlington County Fire Chief. This new, one-hour dialogue television special is presented by the Wilson Center and MHz NETWORKS.

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The program is addressed to all Americans:

• What are the roles citizens and the private sector play in complementing the work of government?
• What are the principles to follow in reforming intelligence-gathering and its congressional oversight?
• How do schools and colleges build the intellectual resources needed to combat terrorism?
• And how should this country understand and relate to new world realities?

Moderated by dialogue host George Liston Seay, this is a conversation with the Commission's Chairmen like no other. It marks a new threshold in the country's debate about its future.

Produced by MHz NETWORKS in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the award-winning dialogue television series examines global concerns with renowned leaders ranging from policymakers to scholars, and journalists to business leaders.

MHz NETWORKS (MHz and MHz2) is an independent, noncommercial television broadcaster delivering international, educational and arts programming. MHz provides diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience. Serving the Washington, DC area's 4.9 million residents, MHz NETWORKS features programs from around the world on air and online in more than 20 different languages. MHz has studio facilities in Falls Church, VA, and at Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. For more information, visit

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs. Lee Hamilton is president and director of the Wilson Center.

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