Discovery Fast-Tracks 'Bin Laden Dead' Documentary

The second-by-second account of the U.S.-led attack will be featured in hourlong special airing May 15.

Discovery Channel will air an hourlong documentary focusing on the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 15.

Airing at 10 p.m. EST, the Bin Laden Dead special will feature "an intimate, second-by-second account" by local reporters and cameras on the ground in  Abbottabad, Pakistan, and examine the black ops mission that resulted in the terrorist leader's death.

“Bringing Osama bin Laden to justice is one of the biggest stories of our country’s lifetime,” Discovery Channel president and GM Clark Bunting said Tuesday. “Discovery Channel’s global reach, strong partnerships and unique nonfiction storytelling ability allow us to delve deep into this story and provide viewers with answers to the questions they are asking as well as context and historical perspective.”

The special will also air on Discovery's sister networks: Military Channel, Science, Investigation Discovery and Planet Green in addition to airing internationally.