For the RecordStreaming Video - 2009
A critical question continues to haunt America's national psyche: how could the most powerful nation on earth have been so utterly unprepared to protect its homeland from the September 11th hijackers? First broadcast in 2004, this program offers a special one-hour analysis of the 9/11 Commission Report-connecting the dots of what happened that infamous day and studying the warning signs that could have averted the tragedy. The program highlights the agonizing close calls, missteps, and outright failures of two successive administrations and America's intelligence and security agencies in the months and years leading up to 9/11. A new Bill Moyers essay, reflecting on the nation's mood in 2007, opens the program.