Path to 9/11, The (television)

Path to 9/11, The (television) A five-hour dramatization of the events leading up to the attack on the World Trade Center, beginning with the bombing of the Center in 1993. Directed by David L. Cunningham. Aired, without commercials, on ABC on September 10-11, 2006. Stars Harvey Keitel (John O’Neill), Stephen Root (Richard Clarke), Donnie Wahlberg (Kirk), Barclay Hope (John Miller), Patrica Heaton (Amb. Bodine), Shaun Toub (Emad Salem), Amy Madigan (Patricia Carver), Nabil Elouahabi (Ramzi Yousef), Mido Hamada (Massoud), Dan Lauria (George Tenet). From Touchstone Television. Before airing, controversy was raised regarding alleged historial inaccuracies. Eventually ABC made some slight cuts and ran a disclaimer reminding viewers that the film was fiction. In 2008, a documentary, Blocking the Path to 9/11, was produced by John Ziegler and Citizens United, claiming former President and Mrs. Clinton pressured television and studio executives into quashing a DVD release of the miniseries.