Smithsonian Channel is going behind-the-scenes to recall the events and decisions of September 11, 2001. The cable channel has prepared “9/11: Day That Changed the World” through interviews with Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani and Donald Rumsfeld.
The documentary, narrated by actor Martin Sheen, will air September 5 at 8 p.m.
The program starts at dawn and continues through midnight. President George W. Bush started the day with a jog in Sarasota, Fla., and soon his day changed into hours of horror, extraordinary action and historic decisions. Andrew Card, the chief of staff who told Bush about the first plane crashing into the World Trade Tower, is also interviewed.
The Smithsonian said the program is using original material, including real-time audio, footage shot on Air Force One and recordings from flight control centers.
Giuliani will not only talk about New York City on that day but host the entire evening of programming. The two-hour documentary will be followed by “9/11: Stories in Fragments,” a look at the objects the National Museum of American History has collected.
“9/11: Day” was produced by Brook Lapping Productions for the Smithsonian Channel.