TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, FROM 9-10 P.M. ET/PT.
(Silver Spring , MD) — Animal Planet is airing Steve Irwin's memorial service exclusively in the U.S., commercial-free, on Tuesday, September 19, from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT, with an encore broadcast airing 12-1 a.m. ET/PT. The memorial service, entitled Steve Irwin: He Changed Our World
, will be a same-day broadcast (with a two-hour delay) of the event Wednesday morning in Australia. The public memorial service for the beloved animal conservationist and television personality is being held in the "Crocoseum," a 5,500-seat stadium at Irwin's Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Australia. Members of the Irwin Family, as well as Irwin's long-time friend and producer, John Stainton, are expected to speak. Celebrities and dignitaries worldwide are expected to attend. Two days prior, Animal Planet is airing a 15-hour marathon of Steve Irwin's programs on Sunday, September 17, from noon to 3 a.m. ET/PT. Throughout the marathon, entitled Crocs Rule!: A Tribute to Steve Irwin
, interstitial tributes from Irwin's friends, colleagues and notable supporters will be featured. Check the TV schedule.