A Heartfelt Tribute to the events of September 11th 2001, from the people who reported it at CNN News
Thirty years ago, 909 Americans were led to their death by the Rev. Jim Jones in a mass murder-and-suicide pact in a South American jungle, shortly after Jones' gunmen killed a visiting U.S. congressman and four others at a nearby air strip. Of the nearly 1,000 church members who began the day in Jonestown that morning, only 33 survived to see the next day. They lived through that day and night only by unfathomable courage, rooted in desperation and daring. And even 30 years later, many still feel the pain and the loss of those they had to leave behind. CNN's Soledad O'Brien tells their story in this prime-time special.
CNN Presents is an American documentary program on CNN weekends. The program used to be replaced with CNN Special Investigations Unit, which features the same documentary format, but differs from it in a number of ways and is shorter in length. The program was originally a regular weekly series that looks in-depth in the important news stories of the times. More recently, it became a "special event" documentary that airs every time a larger, more long-term special report went into making. Notably, the program has been a winner of a number of different awards, including the International Documentary Association Best Documentary Series award. Previous to his departure from CNN, Presents was hosted and narrated by Aaron Brown. While CNN Presents was broadcast on the network, a specialized CNN Presents logo was shown in the corner without the news ticker on the screen. CNN Presents has been revived since its presentation of God's Warriors by Christiane Amanpour in August 2007, and later with Planet in Peril, Black in America, and Latino in America, all of which have received follow-up documentaries later on. In July 2011, the format of CNN Presents changed to a series of three investigative reports aired together in a one hour documentary, instead of a documentary about a single topic.