Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Witness: D.C. 9/11

Through raw sound and video, Witness: D.C. 9/11 reconstructs the morning of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath in Washington, D.C., as first the nation—then the nation's capital—came under assault. this one-hour documentary captures the mix of confusion, fear, panic, and chaos that shook the city, and in turn, profoundly affected America’s response to the day's events.

The program details the attack on the nations capital moment by moment entirely through home video; fire, rescue and police footage; and news coverage. Footage from the Pentagon crash site taken shortly after impact captures a raw view of the devastating aftermath. Meanwhile, cameras throughout the city document the chaotic evacuation of congressional leaders and other officials from the Capitol and White House.

Premiered on the National Geographic Channel September 6, 2010.

9/11: A Tale of Two Towers

9/11: A TALE OF TWO TOWERS is an extraordinary documentary that recounts the experiences of people working in two offices in the World Trade Center at the time of the terrorist attacks. One group of survivors was employed by May Davis above the impact point on the 87th floor of the North Tower. Another group was employed by Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the South Tower. Through emotional and compelling stories, the workers, family members, and staff at the World Trade Center provide a minute-by-minute account of the situation inside the towers. Many of these accounts of human survival are told for the first time.

2002. 1 hour 45 minutes.

Collapse: How the Towers Fell

Discovery Channel 2002 45 minutes.

Building on Ground Zero

Following up its Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary, Why the Towers Fell, NOVA probes the conclusions of the government’s engineering investigation into the World Trade Center’s collapse on 9/11, with updated analysis of the devastating attack and how subsequent knowledge gained will shape skyscrapers of the future.

PBS 2006. 53 minutes. View Why the Towers Fell here.

Flight 175: As the World Watched

Flight 175: As the World Watched covers the final moments of the passengers and crew on board United Airlines Flight 175, which was the second commercial airliner to strike the World Trade Center, impacted with the South Tower, and was the most visually documented (both photographed and filmed) flight during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

First broadcast on The Learning Channel in August 2002. 43 minutes.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sifting Through The Rubble For The Truth About 9/11

Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network The Colin McEnroe Show
Host: Colin McEnroe. Guests: Cheryl Curtiss, JoAnne Bauer, Manny Badillo, Tony Szamboti.

From Colin McEnroe:

"Let me be clear: I believe 9/11 was the work of al-Qaeda. I believe they hijacked planes and flew them into buildings. Let me also be clear: I believe there was a concentrated, organized effort at the highest levels of American power to mislead the American public about the fundamental nature of 9/11 and that said effort was largely successful. I'm referring to the notion that Saddam Hussein was partly or largely responsible for the attack, a belief that was embraced by more than 50 percent of Americans in the years following the 9/11attacks. I also believe the CIA, probably abetted by the White House, stonewalled the commission on at least one major aspect of its investigation. The reason I believe this is because the commission chairs, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, said so. Today, you'll meet people whose 9/11 doubts are greater and graver."

Originally broadcast on April 18, 2001. 49 minutes.