9/11: The Heartland Tapes

Network: Smithsonian Channel

The tragedy of September 11th, played out in horrific detail with news reporting from the East Coast, especially New York. But across the nation, hundreds of local stations scrambled to make sense of the events from their own point of view. This is a television program that details the events of September 11th from a very different perspective- from America’s Heartland. This program uses only TV and radio broadcasts available that day to tell the story. There is no narration. There are no interviews. This is the closest viewers will come to experiencing what it’s like to live through September 11th–in the Heartland.