'Third Watch' - It's For Real - The rescuers speak -

  1. 'Third Watch'-It's For Real
    The rescuers speak -

    <TV's best drama, "Third Watch"-which follows the lives of N.Y. emergency workers (fire, police, ems)-has thrown fiction out the window for one show. For a two-hour episode of "Third Watch" airing Monday at 8 p.m. (EST), executive producer John Wells put together interviews with more than 40 real-life New York City firefighters, emergency rescue crews and police officers who discuss their hellish experiences on the morning of Sept. 11....

    "These are people who want to tell their stories and want to make sure they are heard," said Wells, who has filmed "Third Watch" in New York for all of its three years and incorporates members of the city's uniformed services as minor players and advisers on the drama.......

    This is the first of three episodes that has been devoted to the terrorist attacks and will consist of actual testimony from emergency workers.

    An episode airing Oct. 22 titled "September 10," retraces events in the lives of those firefighters on the day before the attack. And in the third episode, airing Oct. 29, the show dramatizes their emotional and physical state a week after the attacks. "Third Watch" is the best show on TV. If you've never seen it before, tune in now. Don't miss these episodes.>

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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   hoolahan
    I haven't watched it for a year or so, but I tuned in for this. It was excellent! I just NBC didn't cut in with the child anthrax story, like they had to be the first ones to report it, it was so importnat that they were that they had to break in to these poignant stories. I feel horrible about this child, but it was cheasy what they did. I surfed around the networls while they did this, no one else broke into programming to report this.

    I especially liked the last part about the families. At the very endI saw my friend's husband's name scroll by.....so very sad.
  4. by   -jt
    can you even believe the sheer numbers of all those names? pages & pages. and that giant of a firefighter - a huge man - sitting there with his friends firemans helmet & just sobbing like a baby? I thought the program was excellent. Congrats to producer John Wells for coming with the idea. My father was in another room flipping between that & the Yankees play-offs. He started out watching it when there was a commercial on the Yankees. He ended up watching the Yankees when there was a commercial on Third Watch.

    The next 2 episodes next week & the week after have the cast back - acting out what these guys went thru in their true stories the day before the attack & the week after. I love this show.
  5. by   -jt
    'Third Watch'-It's For Real
    The rescuers speak -

    <TV's best drama, "Third Watch"-which follows the lives of N.Y. emergency workers (fire, police, ems)-has thrown fiction out the window for one show. For a two-hour episode of "Third Watch" airing Monday at 8 p.m. (EST), executive producer John Wells put together interviews with more than 40 real-life New York City firefighters, emergency rescue crews and police officers who discuss their hellish experiences on the morning of Sept. 11....


    This epsiode is being hailed as the best documentation by a TV show regarding the WTC attack. It was incredible. One of the actresses is married to a firefighter who was at the scene & her interview was just as moving as the rescuers. The episode has been bought by A&E cable network. Its being re-broadcast on Oct 26th on that channel. Dont miss it. Tape it.
  6. by   oramar
    I saw it last week and was also impressed. I was pleased when I saw that A&E was going to rebroadcast. See it if you have not seen it yet.
  7. by   essarge
    When is A&E going to rebroadcast this show? I missed it because of school.
  8. by   -jt
    <<when is it gtoing to be rebroadcast>>

    scroll up 2 posts. It played all night long......over & over all night.... on A&E. Im sure theyll have it on again. Check the listing.
  9. by   -jt
    Next Monday (10/29) on NBC will have the characters acting out what the city went through in the week that followed the attack.

    I think they are terrific. I love this show. Molly Price who plays Police Officer Faith Yardis is excellent. Shes married to a fireman in real life & he was missing at the WTC for several hours. The intensity of her emotions comes thru in the scenes. She should have won an Emmy last yr for her strikingly believable portrayal of an alcoholic's wife whose life was spinning out of control.
    And now this. She is good.
    That show & those actors do not get the exposure or the credit they are due.
  10. by   oramar
    If you hear of them repeating it let me know.

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