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The terrorist attacks of September 11 can be relived in haunting minute-by-minute detail with Understanding 9/11, the Internet Archive’s online collection of footage from news networks around the world.
The San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to collecting texts, audio, moving images and web pages has posted an extensive interactive page of videos from 20 different channels, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Tokyo’s NHK, Moscow’s NTV and even Iraqi news, showing the anchors reporting the events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania as they happened. The archive was created in conjunction with New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program.
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The footage covers the week of the disaster, from 8 a.m. EDT on September 11 (Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker joke around about Harry Belafante on Today) and concludes on the evening of September 17 (NHK appears back to regular programming, while CNN pundits discuss America’s military options.)
In-between, the Archive tags key moments from the disaster, including the impact of the second plane into the World Trade Center and the subsequent collapse of both towers.
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