CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the people who went to work on 9/11 – and unexpectedly became part of history. Each of the eight people profiled by investigative correspondent Drew Griffin for this documentary is mentioned in The 9/11 Commission Report – their unique experiences are drawn from the 1,742 footnotes of that report and offer critical detail to the tragic events of that day – they are literal and figurative footnotes to one of America’s darkest days. They include ticket agents who checked in some of the terrorists, a maintenance technician who answered a call from one of the planes under attack, and the Lt. Col. in the Massachusetts Air National Guard – also a United Airlines pilot – who scrambled to provide defense to New York, and faced possibly having to shoot down a passenger plane.
CNN Presents: Footnotes of 9/11 airs Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S.
On the Tuesday, May 8 edition of Amanpour, anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed Ali Soufan, former FBI counterterrorism agent on the foiled bomb plot that is attributed to Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. Soufan considers the intelligence gleaned from this plot to be linked to the drone attacks in southern Yemen which killed Fahd Mohammed Ahmed Quso, who had been one of the terrorist bombing planners of the U.S.S. Cole in 2000.
This is part of Soufan's briefing with Amanpour: FULL POST
Reported by Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and now also the anchor of Amanpour, In the Footsteps of bin Laden traces the life and radicalization of the world's most notorious terrorist. The documentary features more than a dozen compelling interviews from people with first-person knowledge of Osama bin Laden, and was filmed in 10 countries on four continents.
Partially-based upon the book, The Osama bin Laden I Know, authored by CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, who was a CNN producer with the first team of television journalists to interview bin Laden in 1997, the documentary biographies the man who led al Qaeda and declared war upon the United States.
In the Footsteps of bin Laden airs Saturday, May 5 at 8:00pm, 11:00pm, and 2:00am on CNN/U.S.. All times Eastern. An image gallery from this production may be found here.