Apple announces 9/11 TV+ documentary to mark 20th anniversary

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ is getting a documentary about 9/11.
  • It's called 9/11: Inside the President's War Room and recounts the 12 hours following the attack.
  • It was made with the BBC and will air in September to mark the 20th anniversary of the attack.

Apple has today announced a new documentary about 9/11 will air in September on Apple TV+ to mark the 20th anniversary of the attack.

In a press release Apple stated:

Apple today announced "9/11: Inside the President's War Room," a new documentary special that tells the story of 9/11 through the eyes of the presidency by gaining unprecedented access to the key decision makers who responded for the nation. Brought to audiences by Apple and the BBC, the documentary will make its global debut on Apple TV+ and BBC One this September, marking the 20th anniversary of the attack.

The documentary will be narrated by Jeff Daniels, and recounts "the 12 hours after the strike on that momentous day, offering rare and unique insight into the dilemmas of decision-making against the clock, as those involved provide intimate, revealing, and heartfelt details for the first time."

The documentary reportedly features never-before-heard testimony from President George W. Bush, as well as VP Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice and 200 never previously published photographs:

The documentary special will feature never-before-heard testimony with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice (national security advisor), Colin Powell (secretary of state), Andy Card (chief of staff), Dan Bartlett (director of communications), Rear Admiral Deborah Loewer (head of Situation Room), Josh Bolten (deputy chief of staff), Ari Fleischer (press secretary), Karl Rove (senior advisor to the president), Mary Matalin (advisor to Cheney), Karen Hughes (special advisor to the president), Mike Morrell (CIA briefer), Ted Olson (solicitor general), Colonel Mark Tillman (Air Force One pilot), David Wilkinson and Tony Zotto (Secret Service). It will also feature nearly 200 never previously published photographs, as photographers followed every move of Bush and Cheney that day, as well as filmed archive.

Apple has not specified a release date beyond September but tends to release new titles to the platform on a Friday.

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