FOX re-edited the pilot for its new series “24” after the Sept. 11 attacks, and now the network is putting items from the show up for auction to aid victims’ families.
The items will be part of online auctioneer eBay’s “Auction for America,” which is raising money for the Red Cross, the Twin Towers Fund and other organizations aiding the recovery efforts.
Two items that are “integral to the stories” of “24,” which stars Kiefer Sutherland as a counterterrorism agent working to stop the assassination of a presidential candidate, will be auctioned after each of the first six episodes. The first two will be available Wednesday (Nov. 7), the day after the series premiere.
In addition to the props, the show will also name a character in a future episode after the highest bidder in a separate auction.
The pilot episode for the show was re-edited to delete footage of an exploding plane.
Other FOX items are up for auction now at foxauctionforamerica.org.