Following the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ken Feinberg is an attorney and mediator who is appointed by Congress to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Facing a truly impossible task to determine what each life is worth and realising that it would never be possible to replace a life in this way.
9/11: One Day in America is an official collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, as a documentary series which focuses on the tragic moments on the morning of September 11th 2001. Stories told by truly incredible survivors of the attacks.
On September 11th 2001, so many people innocently went about their normal morning routine before heading to work on what was a very normal day having no idea the tragedy that was about to come. In New York City a plane hit one of the twin towers and the world watched thinking it was a truly terrible accident until a second plane hit the second tower and it was clear that America was under attack.
As a 14 year old I can still remember coming home from school and seeing the news as the plane hit the pentagon and the fourth was “brought down” we later found out about the heroics of those on board United 93. Going to school the following day in an English lesson we talked about it with newspaper reports, all struggling to understand it.
In all honesty even now twenty years later I still cannot understand this truly tragic and horrendous day, which then turned to weeks, months and years of grief for so many people. The brave emergency service workers doing their duty and not really having any idea what exactly was happening.
Over the past few weeks I have found myself watching so many documentaries about this day and the true amazing moments of human courage to help save others, it really has been an emotional journey to see and hear about more stories from this day.
Forever rest in peace to all those people from around the world who were impacted on that day and still now.
9/11 from the President’s perspective and everything that he did during that day and the decisions he had to make on the World Trade Center’s attack and how far this would then travel across America and the world.
Daniel Jones is given the tough job of investigating the CIA, for the post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation programme which he uncovered many shocking secrets. His report about the torture which took place in the aftermath of the terrorist attack.
Oskar a young boy trying to deal with his father’s death after he was in the World Trade Center on the worst day, September 11th. When he finds a key his father left this sends him on an adventure across New York trying to find out what it opens, and what is left behind.
10 years to the day, RIP to all of those who lost their lives in the awful 9/11 attacks in New York. It’s scary to think that it was now 10 years ago, but we will never forget the people lost that day.