Documentary Gives A New Listen To The 9-11 Attacks

By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As we near the 12th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks, The Smithsonian Channel is airing a documentary beginning Sunday evening that doesn’t exactly take a new look. It’s more of a new listen.

The shock still echoes, not just where the planes crashed.

“They are evacuating, as you heard, all Federal facilities,” KYW’s David Madden describing the mass exodus on that harrowing day.

Excerpts from the coverage of about 30 stations around the country which didn’t just rely on networks were taken by Tom Jennings, producer of 9-11: The Heartland Tapes and pared down to bring new voices to bear.

“Instead of watching what was happening in New York, what if we watched how everyone else in the country saw it at the time, kind of from the outside looking in.”

The program which uses still photos to draw attention to the spoken word, airs on The Smithsonian Channel. You can hear more by clicking “play” in the podcast player below.

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