September 12th, 2006 at 02:30am
Good morning Stuart,
I thought I might share some of my recollection of how I found out about September 11. I remember that on the morning of September 12 (Australian) I was unwell and didn’t go to school…I stayed in bed until about 9:30am and when I got up to have breakfast Mum informed me that some planes had crashed in the US. I decided that I would watch one of the morning news bulletins. When I turned on the TV, I noticed that the news was running beyond its scheduled finishing time on one station, and then I noticed that the same thing was on every channel…and then I saw the footage…I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing, and I spent pretty much all day glued to the television, shocked and horrified by what was unfolding on the other side of the world.
I remember my friends who had been at high school that day telling me that the classrooms which had televisions on that day were also glued to the television, very few classes actually ran…an institution which pretty much banned contact with the outside world during school hours ground to a halt because of what was happening overseas.
I watched the entire two parts of the mini-series on Channel Seven, "The Path To 9/11", and I must say that I thought it was one of the best pieces of television I have ever watched…I’m normally not a fan of mini-series’, but this was just outstanding. I don’t see what all the fuss over it being too critical of the Clinton administration was about…it was somewhat critical of both the Bush administration as well. It was a very moving mini-series, and I hope it does get repeated at some stage because it deserves to be run more than once, and I would urge people who haven’t seen it, to watch it if it is repeated.
I’m sure we have all been touched by the events of that fateful day in 2001, and my thoughts (just like the thoughts of many others), are with those who lost people in the tragic events of that day.
Have a good morning Stuart,
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