Friday, March 21, 2008

Phillip Shenon On Democracy Now

New York Times reporter Phillip Shenon joins Amy Goodman on Democracy Now to talk about his new book, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation. Shenon says 9/11 Commission executive director Philip Zelikow had close ties to both Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Bush political adviser Karl Rove. He suggests that Zelikow sought to minimize the Bush administration’s responsibility for failing to prevent the September 11th attacks.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Inside the Twin Towers

YouTube playlist in 13 parts. Originally broadcast 9-11-2006 on the Discovery Channel.

Inside the Twin Towers offers a minute-by-minute explanation of the horror, confusion and the selfless actions on that fateful day. This two-hour docudrama combines gripping recreation with the vivid testimonies of survivors, victims' families, emergency workers and city officials to create an intimate first-hand account of what it was really like inside.

Extraordinary stories include Stanley Priamnath and Brian Park, two men who had never met until that day but whose friendship, faith and steely determination would see them both survive; Jan Demczur, the window cleaner who managed to save the lives of his fellow elevator passengers by unimaginable methods; and the firefighters who bravely entered the Towers - many of whom never returned.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Air Traffic Controllers of 9/11

NBC 52 min. Watch on Google.

Aired on the first anniversary of 9/11. The air traffic controllers in charge of the skies over America on the morning of 9/11 witnessed the nightmare. What these professionals witnessed, even now, is hard to fathom and what they did was extraordinary, unprecedented and a first in aviation history - within four hours from when controllers lost contact with the first airliner they safely cleared the U.S. skies of over 3,000 planes.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Flight That Fought Back

The Flight That Fought Back is a docudrama produced by the Discovery Channel about United Airlines Flight 93. The program debuted in the United States on September 11, 2005, marking the fourth anniversary of the event on which it is based. Eight part You Tube playlist. Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland.

Naudet Brothers: 911 Inside The World Trade Center

On the morning of September 11, 2001, brothers Jules and Gedeon Naudet were working on a documentary about a rookie New York City firefighter. Hearing a roar in the sky, Jules turned his camera upward--just in time to film the only existing image of the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center. In a fateful instant, Jules and Gedeon became eyewitnesses to the most shocking and defining incident of our time. With cameras rolling, the Naudets followed NYC firefighters into the heart of what would be known as Ground Zero. What emerged is an unforgettably powerful visual document and a stirring tribute to real-life heroes who, in their city's darkest hour, rose to extraordinary acts of courage and compassion.

CBS 2002.1 hour 45 minutes.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Truthers Told To Fuck Off By Anti-War Protesters

Canadian 9-11 Truthers who have a history of horning in on anti-war rallies in Toronto are told in no uncertain terms they are not wanted. The conversation starts to get really interesting at about the 3:45 mark.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

World Trade Center Not a Demolition

By Mark Roberts 47 min. Watch here.

This video is about how obviously wrong the 9/11 conspiracy theorists are that WTC buildings 1, 2, and 7 were destroyed by explosive demolition, about how they resort to lying to try to cling to their fantasies, and about how they posit the use of exotic sci-fi weapons while criticizing others who do the same.

Includes discussion of claims by conspiracists Steven Jones and members of his Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, Richard Gage and members of his Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, David Ray Griffin, Dylan Avery and Loose Change, Jim Hoffman, "9/11 Mysteries," Jim Fetzer, Kevin Ryan, and others.

Issues discussed include controlled demolition, blast effects, cutter charges, potential energy of towers, audio fakery and deception, severity of fires, the expected collapse of WTC 7, "pyroclastic flows," and the dust clouds produced by the collapses.

Comments are presented by expert structural engineers and WTC investigators Gene Corley, Matthys Levy, Leslie Robertson, Irwin Cantor, and by FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro.

Monday, March 3, 2008

WTC: The First 24 Hours

28 minutes. Watch on Google.

Beginning with the North Tower afire and billowing dense smoke, and ending with the vast expanse of ash-brown debris the following morning. WTC: THE FIRST 24 HOURS documents "ground zero" in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. The documentary was shot independently over a 24-hour period. It is first a witness to the fall of the twin towers.