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Apple and BBC Co-Producing ‘9/11: Inside the President’s War Room’ Documentary

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In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Apple TV+ and the BBC will present 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room in September.


A new press release reveals that the 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.

“Narrated by actor Jeff Daniels, the documentary 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,” Apple says.

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),” reads the press release. “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.”

The documentary comes from director Adam Wishart, creative producer Simon Finch and executive producer Neil Grant. Serena Kennedy serves as head of production.

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

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