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August 23, 2005

"This Thing Is Exhausting"


911horrorThat was my husband's reaction to "Inside 9/11," which aired last night on the National Geographic Channel.

The four-hour documentary aired with limited commercial interruption in two two-hour segments, the first of which dealt with the birth of Al Qaeda dating back to the waning days of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and the second looking at the events of 9/11 themselves.

I simply cannot endorse this outstanding documentary strongly enough.  If you have not yet seen it, you still have at least one more chance.  NGC will air the first part, "War on America," at 4 a.m. EDT on August 29, and the second part, "Zero Hour," at the same time the next morning.

More thoughts and two video clips after the jump ...

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