September 09, 2005

Set your VCR's...

Arthur Chrenkoff alerts us to a documentary scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday - September 11 - on The Discovery Channel.

It's called "The Flight That Fought Back" and it focuses on Flight 93, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field on 9/11. Chrenkoff has seen a sneak peek and not only recommends it but testifies that it is a "must see".

You simply cannot miss it. I never type in capitals to make a point, but you can take it that I am now. Extensively researched and drawing on some previously unpublished information, "The Flight That Fought Back" provides the most complete and comprehensive recreation of events onboard Flight 93. It's a stunning, immensely moving production.

The film, part re-enactment, part interview with family members, fleshes out the stories of those ordinary men and women who had found themselves in a situation that was far from ordinary, and who performed, too, in a way that was far from ordinary. Those onboard were a cross-section of America - young and old, all races and walks of life, everymen and everywomen - they were America. The sadness at so many lives interrupted and so much potential destroyed can only be mixed with the admiration for the spirit of the 33 passengers and 7 crew members, and the hope that springs from their sacrifice.

Spread the word!

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1 Just heard a mention of it on the radio. Since reading your post, I'll now definitely mark it on my calendar. Thanks.

Posted by: Wordsmith from Nantucket at September 09, 2005 10:52 AM (nrGCx)

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