NOVA returnss to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center, the skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers stood once. But, just as construction hit full speed and the tower reached its near-final height, a new threat emerged: this time, from nature.
On June 28th, 2005, during an infamous mountainside battle with Taliban forces, Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy was killed while trying to protect his Navy SEAL team. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery, the first ever given for combat in Afghanistan. This powerful documentary features interviews with his friends, family & teammates. It reveals the remarkable like of the son, brother, neighbor & warrior know to all as “Murph.”
Approx. 79 minutes.
This documentary highlights the story of Gerard "Biscuits" Baptiste, a young firefighter assigned to FDNY Ladder 9, who made the ultimate sacrifice saving the lives of others at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. To commemorate the bravery of Gerard and his fallen comrades, the surviving members of his unit & the motorcycle community pushed ahead and began the process of restoring a derelict motorcycle - a 1979 Honda CB-750 Gerard had purchased only a few weeks before his untimely passing.
The rebuilding of Ground Zero is the single most important architectural endeavor in American history, and one on which the entire world is focused. Never before has a construction site been so closely scrutinized, and never before has a work of steel, glass and concrete meant so much to so many. The new World Trade Center will stand not only as a monument to the limitless potential of architecture and engineering but of patriotism, pride and a nation’s ability to heal.
National Geographic reconstructs the attack on the nation's capital moment by moment entirely through home video; fire, rescue, and police footage; and news coverage. Footage from the Pentagon crash site taken shortly after impact captures a raw view of the devastating aftermath. Cameras throughout the city document the chaotic evacuation from the Capitol and White House as air traffic controllers grapple with the potential of another hijacked plane targeting the White House.
Run Time: 90 minutes
New York City, September 11, 2001. The morning everything changed. Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, HISTORY presents the September 11TH Memorial Collectors Edition, a collection of specials that document a day none of us will ever forget.
Glenn Holsten's Saint of 9/11 documents the life of Franciscan monk Mychal Judge, who died during the attack on the World Trade Center. This man of the cloth led a full and varied life that involved him battling alcoholism, ministering to the first wave of AIDS victims in the '80s (Holsten himself was homosexual), and acting as a fire department chaplain in New York City. Narrarated by Sir Ian McKellen, the film interviews many people who witnessed Holsten's various selfless acts. Run Time: 80 minutes
The world will never be the same as a result of the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001. `Remembering 9/11' goes beyond the facts and explores the background of the perpetrators and the Government's response. From the debris, stories of courage and survival emerged.
This engrossing made-for-television feature examines the circumstances leading up to and the aftermath of the badly botched 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Run Time: 94 minutes
In the sudden aftermath of 9/11, award-winning filmmaker Nina Davenport drives from California to her New York City home, searching for the American identity within the people she meets.
Run Time: 98 minutes