Tuesday, September 12, 2006

NYT on Path to 9/11 Miniseries

New York Times reviews the background of the miniseries, and it seems that a worthwhile project may have gotten hijacked by right wing writer and director: "The first half of ABC’s dramatic mini-series “The Path to 9/11,” which drew fierce advance partisan reaction last week over its portrayal of Clinton administration officials, drew an estimated 13 million viewers Sunday night, several million more than a rebroadcast of a CBS documentary about Sept. 11 but far fewer than NBC’s opening-week National Football League game.

In response to complaints from former members of the Clinton Administration and their supporters, ABC edited several scenes in the film that critics said suggested Clinton officials had been negligent in their efforts to stop Osama bin Laden in the years leading up to the attacks, including historically inaccurate scenes that they said had been simply made up.

But other disputed scenes remained, and several notable mistakes or inventions remained."

And here's the NYT editorial on the miniseries in today's paper.


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