'How do you best remember and at the same time inspire?' is one of the questions posed about the plans for the World Trade Centre site in Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (right; Discovery Channel; Wednesdays at 9pm). Given that 10 years have passed since 9/11 and just one of the seven planned World Trade towers (not to mention the museum and permanent memorial) has been erected, it seems this is a question not easily answered. The six-part series seeks to shed light on the monumental task of transforming six hectares of haunted ground into a complex that satisfies a plethora of requirements - among them the need to heed the sensitivities of Americans still healing from the tragedy. 'If no one had died on the site, it would still be among the more difficult development challenges in the city,' architecture critic Philip Nobel tells us. 'Then you introduce 3,000-odd dead to the site and it's a perfect storm of New York development chaos.' Chief among the people shadowed by the show is Daniel Libeskind, the master planner. He oversees the work of various other architects, city planners and engineers, who come to the table with conflicting requirements. Functionality, office capacity, transportation, security and cultural and public space allotment must all be considered. '[Libeskind] is not an architect who worries about functions first, about material first,' Nobel observes. 'At the top of his list of things to do with the [One World Trade Centre] building is to heal people's wounds.' Discovery also gains access to former New York governor George Pataki, developer Larry Silverstein - who is footing most of the US$10 billion bill for the reconstruction - and civic forums where relatives of 9/11 heroes and victims continue to speak their minds and shape key decisions on the design of the Ground Zero complex. One of Discovery's meatier and more incisive series, Rising, which looks forward as much as it does back, is definitely worth a look. Television biopic You Don't Know Jack (HBO Signature; Friday at 10pm) chronicles the successes and failures of Dr Jack Kevorkian (Al Pacino; Godfather) as he helps the terminally ill end their lives. The film opens with Kevorkian at age 61 - when he began his controversial crusade - and ends with him at 79, just out of jail. Dr Death, as the American pathologist became known, served eight years in prison on a second-degree murder charge. Pacino plays the doctor as introverted yet impassioned, compassionate towards human suffering yet oddly disconnected in his own life. Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and John Goodman (O Brother Where Art Thou?) give artfully modest performances as friends of Kevorkian. Affecting as some of the death scenes are, the film steers clear of sentimentality; as for Kevorkian himself - the character feels as much of a conundrum at the end of the film as he does at the beginning. So I guess we aren't supposed to know Jack. Finally, The Challenger Muaythai (AXN; Thursdays at 10pm) brings combat sports kicking and punching into the reality-show arena, where 16 tough-as-nails fighters (a couple of part-time models among them) duke it out each week to win the championship title and a US$100,000 cash prize. The contestants bear predictably macho monikers such as The Beast, The Sniper and Black Dynamite. Stephan Fox, vice-president of the World Muaythai Council, serves as the fighters' mentor and bodacious Thai actress Sonia Couling is on board as ring-side commentator - so there's something for everyone - everyone who likes a good fight, that is.