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In the past 15 years we have seen the Towers fall again and again in a series of powerful documentaries and TV shows. Movies have expertly rendered the courage of first responders and the passenger takeover on United Flight 93. But in the smoke of 9/11, one story still remains…
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It was a sparkling September morning in New York City. The familiar cacophony of taxi horns and street vendors greeted commuters as they emerged from the subway. No one anticipated that in a matter of moments the city--the country--would be under attack. Since September 11, 2001, the protection and defense…
I Live At Ground Zero
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American Crusaders - The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Post 9/11 America
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The Man Behind the Mosque - An Investigation of the Ground Zero Mosque Controversy
Part of the Series: Frontline
It became the most controversial building in America, a mostly derelict property in lower Manhattan made infamous overnight as the Ground Zero Mosque. Going beyond frenzied media portraits at the time, Frontline tells the inside stories of Sharif El-Gamal, a real estate developer, and of the victims' relatives and anti-Islam…
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9/11 B&B Guestbook
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