Official Version or Cover-Up Conspiracy? The Truth Behind 9/11 Put to the Test in New National Geographic Channel Program
Forensic Experiments, CGI Technology and Expert Analysis Meticulously Reconstruct Events and Address Persistent Questions Raised by “9/11 Truth Movement”
9/11: Science and Conspiracy Premieres Monday, August 31, 2009, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — America watched in horror as September 11, 2001, unfolded before our eyes. Eight years have passed and no stone has been left unturned in the painstaking process of piecing together what happened that fateful day. Yet according to a 2006 poll, 33 percent of us still do not accept the U.S. government’s account. Were the attacks really the work of al-Qaida terrorists, or is it possible something even more sinister was at work?
On Monday, August 31, 2009, National Geographic Channel’s 9/11: Science and Conspiracy conducts a forensic investigation to test tenets of some of the most common conspiracy theories. Did the Twin Towers really collapse from fires, or did explosives inside cause the buildings to implode? Was the Pentagon hit by a missile, and not a commercial airliner? And why do so many people believe theories like these?
The government’s official version of events has been consistent: Hijackers commandeered commercial jetliners in a coordinated attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon that killed some 3,000 Americans. Now we hear from a group of theorists, dubbed the “9/11 Truth Movement,” who believe the official version is inconsistent with reality, and impossible. Some even go so far as to suggest that the U.S. military plotted a colossal scheme to replace hijacked planes with remotely piloted rogue planes. And their seeds of doubt have spread widely around the world and across the Internet.
Using high-tech forensic experiments, CGI re-creations, eyewitness footage and in-depth analysis by experts and theorists on all sides of the story, 9/11: Science and Conspiracy examines the alleged conspiracies and available evidence. Then we take a fascinating fly-on-the-wall position as the theorists observe the scientific results and debate the conclusions.
Featured interviewees include “Truthers” Dr. David Ray Griffin, Dylan Avery, and Richard Gage; David Aaronovitch, journalist/author; Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone journalist; Patrick Smith, pilot and Salon columnist; David Baldacci, conspiracy novelist; and Brent Blanchard, demolition expert; among others.
9/11: Science and Conspiracy is produced by Creative Differences Productions for NGC.
For more information, visit natgeotv.com/conspiracies.
SOURCE National Geographic Channel