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The Day Before 9/11

What was happening on the day before the Twin Towers fell and the world changed?

Unease on the world markets, rumours that a key anti-Taliban leader had been assassinated and New York buzzing with its primary elections for city mayor, September 10th 2001 seems like a relatively normal news day. But looked at in hindsight it becomes freighted with meaning.

Presented by Paddy O'Connell, who was in New York covering Wall Street at the time, the programme features television and radio output from the 24 hours before the attacks. A portrait of New York, America and the wider world as it was the day before the towers came down.

Producers: Simon Hollis and Simon Finch
A Brook Lapping and Borough co-production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour




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