Since the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, numerous television specials and documentaries detail the events of one of the saddest days in American history.

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With the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks upon us, new original documentaries have emerged, giving a platform to stories untold about the attacks in New York City, the impact nationwide, and how America has forever changed.

Learn more about the five must-see offerings below.


Never Forget: WWE Returns After 9/11

With the country on high alert, WWE Smackdown was one of the first mass events after the terrorist attacks. Their new documentary, Never Forget: WWE Returns After 9/11, shows how Vince McMahon, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and the rest of the stars of an iconic era of wrestling prepared for a historic night aimed to unite the country.

The CIA: Race Against Time — The True Story of the CIA and 9/11

The CIA: Race Against Time — The True Story of the CIA and 9/11 aired on CBS and is now available on Paramount+. The new documentary shares interviews with CIA officials and operatives as they attempted to warn Americans about the attack on America.

Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center

History Channel’s look into the attack on the Twin Towers brings in the experts who created the Twin Towers and others who survived their destruction.

NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½

A Spike Lee Joint. The Academy Award-winning director highlights the city’s history following the 9/11 attacks and includes interviews with Chuck Schumer, Bill De Blasio, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Rosie Perez, and more.

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

Available on Netflix, Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror highlight the roots of Al Qaeda and how America would respond.

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