Saturday, September 09, 2006


ABC has promoted a documentary based on the 9/11 Commission's report, it contains fabricated scenes, which cast the Clinton administration officials in a negative light.

Letters have been written by both former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger. The letter calls on Thomas Kean, 9/11 Commission Chairman and co-executive producer of Path to 9/11, to exert his “influence to persuade ABC to withdraw the broadcast.

John Beug, the widowed husband of Carolyn Beug who was on the plane that slammed into 1 World Trade Center, has written a letter to ABC chief Bob Iger pleading with him not to run the film.

see original copy

September 9, 2006

Dear Mr. Iger,

I have seen the advertisements for and read the press coverage of ABC’s film, “The Path to 9/11,” that your network plans to air this Sunday and Monday to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. I am writing to express my concern and deep reservations about this film and to ask you, out of respect for the victims of 9/11 and their families, not to air it.

My wife worked for the Walt Disney Corporation and was a victim of the terrorist attacks as a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11. I have great respect for you and your company and I know that you must have worked hard to make a good film. Admittedly, I have not seen it. However, accounts from those who have suggest that it contains inaccurate and invented scenes. It seems to me that fictionalizing this tragedy does not honor the memory of those who were lost on September 11th.

Given the gravity of this event for our nation and the personal loss I suffered, I believe it is critically important that we do everything possible to prevent another 9/11. That begins with making sure that we are united in our understanding of what we could have done better in the years, months and weeks leading up to the attacks of 2001. I am deeply concerned that Americans will watch this film and not fully understand –- or be led to misunderstand -– the true history of this tragedy.

I feel the 9/11 Commission Report was a correct and very responsible accounting of the terrorist attacks of 2001. Since “The Path to 9/11” deviates from this report in key instances, I strongly and respectfully urge you not to air this film.


John Beug

Just what brought ABC to this point and what will happen because of this?

What say you America?


Jill said...

Nothing will happen. We will continue to "stay the course" of politicizing everything. A local college professor here said that people should remember this is a work of fiction.

Personally, even if it is fiction why make the film so obvious? Was it intentionally done to provoke the Democrats? What happened to taste? At this point in time I dont think people want to see something that inaccurate.

I didn't watch it, anyway. I watched the documentary on CBS. It was about a probationary firefighter which turned into something unexpected.

hush said...

Hello Larry, on that for visiting on 9/10/06. It had to chuckle when you said: "The reason that I didn't bring up a lot on my post as to what and how I feel... I really didn't want to bore anyone with what I thought or felt at the time."

I shared the same sentiment. Maybe one day we could share our views.

As for your question today: it's another attempt to pull the wool over the worlds' eyes despite the 9/11 Commission's findings and this new report released by the senate that refutes Saddam's ties to Al Qaeda and Bin Laden. The Bushites needed a scapegoat, they found one.