Inside the President’s War Room: BBC and Apple TV+ announce 9/11 documentary
James R | On 13, Jul 2021
Apple TV+ and the BBC are teaming up for a new documentary 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 Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower, The Comey Rule), 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room recounts the 12 hours after the strike on that tragic day, offering rare and unique insight into the dilemmas of decision-making against the clock, as those involved provide intimate, revealing details for the first time.
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.
9/11: Inside the President’s War Room hails from an award-winning team including director Adam Wishart, creative producer Simon Finch and executive producer Neil Grant. Head of production is Serena Kennedy.
The documentary will debut on Apple TV+ and BBC One this September, marking the 20th anniversary of the attack.
9/11: Inside the President’s War Room is available on BBC iPlayer until August 2022