9/11: STATE OF EMERGENCY tells the story of the shocking attacks of September 11th, 2001 from the vantage point of key political and military leaders who suddenly found themselves on the frontlines of a new kind of war. As news and images of the attacks on the United States spread rapidly, these leaders were faced with difficult decisions about tactics, communication, and emergency response.
Crucial political figures such as National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and a host of other top officials take viewers deep inside the corridors of power to see how these dramatic events unfolded.
Throughout the program, we also learn about the courageous actions of New York City firefighters, policemen, and other first responders who played critical roles in helping those who were directly affected by the attacks. 9/11 survivors who were in the Twin Towers at the time of the attacks also provide powerful narratives that run throughout the documentary.
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