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September 11, 2001: 9/11 Attacks

Twelve years ago today, four passenger planes taken over by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed. For most of us, this day’s events are clearly etched into our memories.

On the twelfth anniversary of September 11th, browse through a selection of PBS content.

Watch a preview of NOVA’s “Ground Zero Supertower” (AIRS TONIGHT)
Watch FRONTLINE’s “The Man Who Knew”
Listen to NOVA’s “Debunking 9/11 Bomb Theories”
Watch Washington Week’s “Reporters Remember: The Morning of 9/11”

Photo: The rubble of the World Trade Center smolders following a terrorist attack 11 September 2001 in New York. A hijacked plane crashed into and destroyed the landmark structure. (Credit: ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)