Wednesday, August 24, 2016

9/11 Inside The Pentagon

Jeff Stein, Newsweek: Inside The Pentagon's 9/11 Nightmare

In our collective memory of 9/11, certain images predominate: Airliners slicing through a blue sky into the World Trade Center, people jumping from the uppermost floors and, of course, the immense buildings crumbling in a smoky heap of concrete, glass and steel with about 2,500 souls inside. In some of the most poignant images, rescue crews and medical teams wait vainly for survivors.

The nearly simultaneous attack on the Pentagon usually gets far less attention, for obvious reasons: the relatively few casualties (184, including the 54 passengers and crew of the hijacked airliner flown into the building) and the absence of comparatively dramatic TV footage that unfolded in real time from lower Manhattan.

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WNU Editor: This documentary will be shown on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8/7c on PBS.

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