Thursday, September 07, 2006

"The Path to 9/11"

It seems an upcoming ABC miniseries is drawing controversy before it has even aired.

As ABC describes it,
On September 11, 2001 the world stood still as terrorists used four planes as lethal weapons against innocent Americans. The 9/11 Commission was formed to determine how such an attack could happen, and its report documents the trail from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to the tragedy of that autumn morning. The bipartisan commission effort created a comprehensive record of events and provides valuable insight into what must be done to protect the nation in the future.

ABC will present "The Path to 9/11," a dramatization of the events detailed in The 9/11 Commission Report and other sources, in an epic miniseries event that will air with limited commercial interruption.
However, the decision to take a view that is more reflective of the history well before 9/11, rather than events immediately beforehand, has led to the controversy.

As the counterpoint protests,
"The content of this drama is factually and incontrovertibly inaccurate and ABC has a duty to fully correct all errors or pull the drama entirely. It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known."
Accurate or not, the buzz created by the protest will certainly increase ratings for ABC.

As For Me...

I'll make sure to watch it before I make my decision, though I personally believe that the issues that the show apparently portrays have been in need of discussion for some time.

Your thoughts?


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