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Ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks on America, CNN has announced that it will broadcast an updated version of the Emmy award winning 9/11 real-time documentary, “9/11” with limited commercial interruption, on September 11th, 2016 at both 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm. The new two-hour film version is called ‘9/11: Fifteen Years Later’

Thank you CNN for remembering!

Award-winning actor, producer, and founder of The Leary Firefighters FoundationDenis Leary will introduce the new anniversary edition of the film, reflecting upon the heroism of the firefighters who responded that day to the World Trade Center towers.

From the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that commemorates the fallen, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, Leary will recall the bravery and emotions of the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond.

Thank you Denis Leary for remembering!

Many consider this documentary – which everyone should be warned – contains graphic, disturbing images and language – the definitive documentary of the actual attacks and devastation on 9/11.

As disturbing as this documentary  film is, I think many of us need to watch this film. I first saw the original version in 2002. I promise you – you will “Never Forget” 9/11 if you watch this film. It will also put our continuing fight against groups like ISIS in a much clearer perspective. 

The original film was directed by brothers Gédéon and Jules Naudet, French-born filmmakers,and by retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon. The Naudets and Hanlon were on hand at the Duane Street New York Fire Department house on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, to film the training of a rookie New York firefighter, when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into Tower One of the World Trade Center.  One of the most indelible images of that fateful moment of impact was filmed by Naudet, and first aired that evening on CNN.

Thank you to the Naudet Brothers and firefighter James Hanlon for producing the definitive documentary which will help us all to “Never Forget”!

The brothers continued filming the heroic rescue efforts of the first responders throughout that fateful day.  The film is a gripping, evocative, minute-by-minute account of that harrowing day through the lens of these filmmakers.

Please consider watching this special 9/11 documentary presentation on 9/11/2016 at 8:00 pm.  It will help us all “Never Forget”.  Thanks. 

Dan Hansen &  Troy Rosasco