Answering 9/11 questions
I certainly agree with the comments about the need to remember how tragic the events of 9/11 were.
There should be no escaping the fact that nearly three thousand innocent people lost their lives that day.
But I don’t think that respect for the victims and their relatives is a reason to avoid reporting why so many innocent people lost their lives.
It does mean that we should report sensitively.
We hope we have done so in our film about 9/11. And we hear from the sister of a man who lost his life at the World Trade Centre. It is important that the voice of people such as Cheryl Shames is heard.
You cannot ignore the fact that there are a lot of questions about what exactly happened on 9/11.
Chris Townsend makes the valid point that the sheer number of conspiracies should not be mistaken for the depth and breadth of evidence supporting them.
But again I don’t think that is a reason to avoid investigating the questions that have been raised. In fact I think the sheer number of questions is one reason why they should be properly investigated.
I think that any subsequent investigation should be based firmly on the evidence. And we have tried wherever possible to speak to eyewitnesses and to find hard documentary evidence.
Have a look at our Question and Answer section on our website, where we have set out the arguments for and against, and the evidence we have found.
You’ll have to watch on Sunday and make your own mind up how well we answered the many questions that have been raised.