Produced by NBC News Productions for the History Channel.
The tragedy of the attacks of 9/11 is ours to share; it is ours to remember; it is ours to understand.
Yet, our memory and understanding were clouded almost from the first horrible moment Flight 11 struck the north tower. No-one could believe such a brazen and simple attack could be so tragically effective. Disbelief quickly gave way to conspiracy theories and suspicions. These ideas from the fringe found a fertile breeding ground on the internet and today many of them, through the power of almost infinite repetition, have nearly gained the status of truth.
THE 9/11 CONSPIRACIES: FACT OR FICTION exhaustively examines some of the most persistent of these theories: that the World Trade Center was brought down by a controlled demolition; that a missile, not a commercial airliner, hit the Pentagon; and that members of the U.S. government orchestrated the attacks in hopes of creating a war in the Middle East. Each conspiracy argument is countered by a variety of experts in the fields of engineering, intelligence and the military. The program also delves into the anatomy of such conspiracies and how they grow on the Internet.
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