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September 11, 2005
Flight 93 - The Flight That Fought Back

I just finished watching Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back. This well-made docu-drama recalls immediately the fear and dread that we all felt on 9/11, making excellent use of real recordings, interviews, and recreations to piece together a credible narrative of the last 30 minutes or so of the lives of 40 American heroes. I want to thank Ask Jeeves for sponsoring the commercial-free presentation of the film. Both the First Mate and I had tears streaming down our faces during the more personal moments that the families chose to share with the nation.

I also want to thank the Discovery Channel for their presentation of this film on the fourth anniversary of 9/11, especially given what the broadcast networks decided to put on the air tonight. I won't bother to link to any of them, but one network ran repeats, another ran a four-year-old heist movie; not one of them even acknowledged the anniversary.

Discovery Channel will run this film two more times tonight. If you read this, take the two hours and tune it in. Bring Kleenex, and thank God for forty Americans who beat al-Qaeda before most of us knew who they were.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at September 11, 2005 9:40 PM

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