Monday, September 11, 2006

  • Sept. 11, 2001 at the Firehouse: Democracy Now! Broadcasts Blocks From Ground Zero on 9/11


    Five years ago today, nearly three thousand people were killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. On this fifth anniversary we begin our coverage by going back to 9/11 to replay an excerpt of Democracy Now!’s radio broadcast from the firehouse studio on the morning of the attacks. [includes rush transcript]

  • EXCLUSIVE...9/11 Debate: Loose Change Filmmakers vs. Popular Mechanics Editors of "Debunking 9/11 Myths"


    September 11, 2001–five years after the attacks many people are asking questions about what happened on that day in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Websites, articles, books and documentaries have put forward a variety of alternate theories to the government’s account of what happened. The most popular of these is a documentary called "Loose Change." Now, a book dealing with many of these theories has just been published by the magazine Popular Mechanics, it’s called "Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts." In a Democracy Now! national broadcast exclusive, we host a debate between the filmmakers of Loose Change and the editors of Popular Mechanics on 9/11. [includes rush transcript]

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