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'Rebuilding a Fortress, Rebuilding a Life'

WashingtonPost.com videojournalist Travis Fox spent four months with a sheet metal worker who is helping rebuild the Pentagon after his son was killed in the Sept. 11 attack there. The documentary he produced, “Rebuilding a Fortress, Rebuilding a Life,” is first-rate, but what makes it so noteworthy is that ABC News aired his piece Aug. 16, 2002, on “Nightline UpClose.” This is the first time a nationally broadcast television news program was based entirely on a documentary produced by a news Web site, according to Poynter’s Al Tompkins. The video was also presented in five segments on WashingtonPost.com (which includes additional footage not seen on TV), where it can still be viewed.

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