On September 13, at 11:30 a.m., Bryce Zabel was to have met with USA Network executives about a mini-series he was pitching to the cable outlet. Zabel, creator of such television shows as Dark Skies and The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, had the conference on his calendar for weeks. But, like most who peddle entertainment in Los Angeles, Zabel and USA scrapped their plans following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Plotting future projects seemed so trivial as bodies were being pulled from wreckage on the other side of the country. Besides, the week's events had rendered moot the purpose of Zabel's meeting: He was going to pitch USA a mini-series titled World War III, about how an act of terrorism on United States soil expanded into... More >>>