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  • Blocking the Path to 9/11

    The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama that closely depicts the events leading up to 9/11. Produced in 2006, the miniseries aired to epic ratings of over 28 million viewers and remains one of the most extensive films on the events leading to September 11. Yet The Path to 9/11 quickly led to a political battle.

    Following the original viewing of the miniseries, representatives from the former Clinton Administration protested the release of the film, declaring outright slander, lack of facts, and a bias portrayal:

    Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright called one scene involving her “false and defamatory.” Former national security adviser Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger said the film “flagrantly misrepresents my personal actions.” And former White House aide Bruce R. Lindsey, who now heads the William J. Clinton Foundation, said: “It is unconscionable to mislead the American public about one of the most horrendous tragedies our country has ever known.”

    Despite defending the production—admitting the film is a docudrama, not a documentary—in the end, ABC edited several controversial scenes before its original airing. Amidst cries of freedom of expression, the channel then pulled the miniseries altogether, ensuring that the film was neither re-aired nor released to DVD.

    Come join The Heritage Foundation at 1 p.m. September 7 in a special screening of The Path to 9/11 and see the controversial film that caused a former presidential administration to shut down the release of a public miniseries.

     

     

     

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    7 Responses to Blocking the Path to 9/11

    1. Myra Brown says:

      Why are you all airing this very important film at 1PM on the 7th? Most people will be at work. I am so disappointed. I want to see this film??!!! Help!!

    2. Eric Lielbriedis says:

      PLUS 'The Path to 911' DVD has never been released.

      The DVD and public sales of this "one of the most watched films in US history" has been blocked TO THIS DAY by Disney , costing Disney shareholders 10's of millions in bottom line profits.

      But Disney makes it's point loud and clear.

    3. carol,az says:

      The most important premise of this article is called censorship. Now why would that surprise any of you?

    4. Slick says:

      You know, when the government . . . any government . . . steps in and censors a film you have to wonder just exactly WHY it was done!!! The old saying is, "The truth hurts!" and one has to wonder just who was going to be damaged by the truth coming out, and the people of the world knowing what really happened!!!!

      Madeleine K. Albright always seemed to be a pretty straight shooter but Samuel R. “Sandy” Berger (didn't he steal some papers and put them down the front of his pants?) and former White House aide Bruce R. Lindsey (who swore Clinton was innocent in regard to the Blue Dress incident)??? Since when do we trust politicians to tell us the truth???

    5. deedledee says:

      I want to see the film also. BUT the time is terrible for working ppl. will you archive it so that others can come in and view it at a later time? I agree with Myra, HELP!!!

    6. B Harvey says:

      who cares? It's a docudrama that inserts political bias and complete fiction into a very important event in American History. As the ten year memorial approaches, shouldn't we be reflecting on the reality and facts surrounding the event instead of artistic interpretations and political posturing?

    7. Owen Glendower says:

      Is the part which makes the Bush administration look bad "political posturing," or just the part which makes the Clinton administration look bad?

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