National Geographic marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with new perspective on the day that changed America and the world, as well as events set in motion over the last decade.
This special week of programming includes George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, which features the former president discussing in intimate detail the days and weeks following the nation’s deadliest terrorist attack. We’ll share new insights into the former president’s first reactions to the news. “One of my concerns, like the concerns of other husbands and wives, was, ‘Was my spouse okay? Was Laura okay?’ And my second concern was ‘Were our girls okay?’” Bush stated in the interview.
The in-depth interview took place just days after the death of Osama bin Laden. “And President Obama called me [and] told me that Osama bin Laden had been killed. And my response was, I congratulated him and the special operators that conducted a very dangerous mission … And so I was grateful. I didn’t feel any great sense of happiness or jubilation. I felt a sense of closure. And I felt a sense of gratitude that justice had been done.”
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview premieres Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. ET.
In addition, we will have new specials featuring:
The Liquid Bomb Plot: In 2006, a group of British men from Northeast London became the focus of the largest surveillance operation in the UK since WWII. British and U.S. intelligence agencies and counter-terrorist police faced a race against time as they tried to foil the largest and most sophisticated terror plot since 9/11. The Liquid Bomb Plot dramatizes this incredible, gripping detective story, from the deserts of rural Pakistan, through the back streets of London, to the corridors of power in Washington, and to its heart-stopping climax.
Inside 9/11: The War Continues: The “new bin Laden” is among the most recent developments covered in this new chapter of NGC’s critically acclaimed, definitive four-part documentary on the attacks.
CIA Confidential: 9/11 Mastermind: February 2003. Rawalpindi, Pakistan. An anonymous foreign agent taps a text message to his CIA handler: “I am with K.S.M.” An 8-year-long manhunt for one of the deadliest — and most successful — terrorists of all time may be over. The mastermind of the September 11th attack, KSM — Khalid Sheik Mohammed — is going to be captured… or lost.
Inside 9/11: Where Were You? Captures the life and death decisions people made amidst the chaos of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. These decisions not only affected individual lives but often the lives of others in unexpected and profound ways. In the days, weeks, and years that have followed, these events are still shaping lives.
Share Your Story on Facebook:
Now you can share your own personal story on the Remembering 9/11 Where Were You? Facebook app. This will allow users to drop a location pin on the map and share their story, see where their friends were and browse other stories from the day we will never forget.
For more videos from our Remembering 9/11 programming, click here.