Film dramatizing bin Laden raid airing days before election

Film dramatizing bin Laden raid airing days before election

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SHANKSVILLE, PA - MAY 2: Newspapers left by visitors grace the fence overlooking the crash site of Flight 93 following the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan May 2, 2011 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 10 years after September 11, 2001 construction is underway to erect a formal memorial at the crash site. Last night U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States had killed the most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 5, 2012 at 6:36 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden will debut next month on the National Geographic Channel, two days before the presidential election.

The channel says it will air “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” distributed by The Weinstein Co., on Sunday, Nov. 4.

Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

National Geographic Channel President Howard T. Owens said Thursday that the film’s air date is unrelated to politics and was chosen to help promote the start of the channel’s fall season.

He says Weinstein doesn’t schedule the network’s programming.

 

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