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Sept. 11 documentary wins three Primetime Emmys

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The television documentary "102 Minutes That Changed America," produced by Chicago-based Siskel/Jacobs Productions, has won in three of the four Primetime Emmy Awards categories in which it was nominated, including Outstanding Nonfiction Special. The film, which reconstructs in real time the events of Sept. 11, also won for outstanding sound editing and outstanding sound mixing. The two-hour special premiered without commercial interruption on the History Channel on Sept. 11, 2008. More than five million viewers tuned in, making it the second most-watched telecast ever on the cable channel.

Siskel/Jacobs Productions was founded in 2005 by Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs. S/J Productions is currently in post-production on its first feature-length documentary, "Louder Than a Bomb," which follows four Chicago-area high school poetry teams -- Steinmetz, Whitney Young, Northside and Oak Park/River Forest -- as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam.

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