'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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