9/11 Attacks - 102 Minutes That Changed America
For 102 minutes on September 11, 2001, the world looked on in horror as terrorists flew hijacked passenger planes into New York City's mighty twin towers, destroying the iconic buildings and killing more than 2,700 people. Watch unfiltered videos from nine New Yorkers who witnessed the day that changed America.
9/11 Attacks - 102 Minutes That Changed America
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9/11 Interactive Maps
9/11 Interactive MapsInteractive
The PentagonVideo Clip (3:25)
Video Clip (3:25)
A brief history of the conception and construction of the Pentagon.
9/11 TimelineVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
Birth of Al Qaeda
Birth of Al QaedaVideo Clip (3:07)
Video Clip (3:07)
The roots of modern day Al Qaeda can be traced back to the Muslim Brotherhood organization that began in Egypt. Find out how Osama Bin Laden made connections to the different leaders who helped him eventually plan and carry out the events of September 11th.
VietnamVideo Clip (1:42)
Video Clip (1:42)
Whether they volunteered or were drafted, 1 out of 10 soldiers did not survive Vietnam.
Cold WarVideo Clip (2:31)
Video Clip (2:31)
The Cold War is over, but what it left behind may surprise you.
Manhattan ProjectVideo Clip (3:09)
Video Clip (3:09)
Explore the top-secret American project to build the world's first atomic bomb.
The Tet Offensive
The Tet OffensiveVideo Clip (3:47)
Video Clip (3:47)
A calculated series of attacks take American and South Vietnamese forces by surprise, but the Viet Cong's offensive quickly spirals out of control.
Vietnam War Tactics
Vietnam War TacticsVideo Clip (3:24)
Video Clip (3:24)
The guerilla warfare tactics of the North Vietnamese required U.S. military leaders to modify their combat strategy during the Vietnam War.
Heroism on 9/11
Heroism on 9/11Video Clip (4:43)
Video Clip (4:43)
Lt. Col. Marilyn Wills and Ret. Sgt. Maj. Tony Rose earned purple hearts for their heroism when the Pentagon was attacked on 9/11.
The Todd Beamer Story "Let's Roll"
The Todd Beamer Story "Let's Roll"Video Clip (5:30)
Video Clip (5:30)
The incredible story of Todd Beamer's call to GTE Operator and the heroism on Flight 93.
Ask Steve: Draft's Impact
Ask Steve: Draft's ImpactVideo Clip (2:05)
Video Clip (2:05)
Examine the effects of the draft on American people in the 1960's in this Ask Steve video. The draft for the Vietnam War brought with it anxiety and anger to many American households.
Vietnam-Era Huey Helicopter
Vietnam-Era Huey HelicopterVideo Clip (1:46)
Video Clip (1:46)
In a Mail Call video, R. Lee Ermey answers a question from Don of Gresham, Oregon who wants to know the difference between a slick, a dust-off, and a gunship. Ermey says that what Don is talking about is one of his favorite helicopters, the Huey.
Gulf War Weaponry Pounds Iraq
Gulf War Weaponry Pounds IraqVideo Clip (1:32)
Video Clip (1:32)
How did a host of new weapons and equipment, including bullet-stopping body armor, help the U.S.-led coalition pound Iraq during the Persian Gulf War? Find out more. From Modern Marvels.
Escaping the South Tower
Escaping the South TowerVideo Clip (5:24)
Video Clip (5:24)
The remarkable story of Stanley Praimnath and Brian Clark's escape from the South Tower on 9/11.
World's Largest Office Building
World's Largest Office BuildingVideo Clip (3:26)
Video Clip (3:26)
The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. armed forces, is the world's largest office building. Who was the mastermind behind the Pentagon? What unique challenges did the project face?
Coalition Forces in Iraq
Coalition Forces in IraqVideo Clip (2:40)
Video Clip (2:40)
Soldiers from Lima company recall fighting alongside the Iraqi National Guard.
Photo Galleries (6)
9/11 at the Pentagon and Flight 93
9/11 at the Pentagon and Flight 93(17 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 a hijacked plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. Another flight, United 93, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
9/11 at the World Trade Center
9/11 at the World Trade Center(18 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. The towers collapsed and thousands of people were killed.
Vietnam War: Leaders
Vietnam War: Leaders(15 Photos)
View images of the Presidents, politicians, and military leaders who influenced American involvement in the Vietnam War.
Vietnam War(14 Photos)
The Vietnam War lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history and cost 58,000 American lives
Cold War: American Leaders
Cold War: American Leaders(13 Photos)
From 1945 until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, U.S. presidents and politicians developed strategies to limit the spread of communism.
Presidents: World War II to Today's Presidents
Presidents: World War II to Today's Presidents(13 Photos)
View an image slideshow on Presidents from World War II to Today.
Speeches & Audio (10)
WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First Announcemen
WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First AnnouncemenAudio Clip (1:41)
Audio Clip (1:41)
First report from Washington, DC radio station, WTOP, on trouble at the Pentagon. Courtesy of WTOP Radio.
WTOP--Washington DC and Pentagon Scene
WTOP--Washington DC and Pentagon SceneAudio Clip (0:50)
Audio Clip (0:50)
Moments after the attack on the Pentagon, courtesy of WTOP Radio.
Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon
Flight 77 Crashes Into the PentagonAudio Clip (0:35)
Audio Clip (0:35)
At 9:38 a.m. on September 11, 2001, a military cargo plane radios controllers at Reagan National Airport to report that American Airlines Flight 77 has crashed into the Pentagon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day Prayer
Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day PrayerAudio Clip (3:37)
Audio Clip (3:37)
In a national radio broadcast on June 6, 1944, as 160,000 Allied troops land in Normandy in an attempt to liberate France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks America to join him in a prayer.
CBS--North Tower Collapses
CBS--North Tower CollapsesAudio Clip (0:48)
Audio Clip (0:48)
One World Trade Center collapses. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--One World Trade Center is Attacked
CBS--One World Trade Center is AttackedAudio Clip (1:34)
Audio Clip (1:34)
Moments after One World Trade Center is attacked. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist Attack
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (1:32)
Audio Clip (1:32)
The scene in downtown Manhattan after the attack on the World Trade Center. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is Hit
WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is HitAudio Clip (2:29)
Audio Clip (2:29)
9/11 broadcast from NYC music radio station, WPLJ, after Two World Trade Center is hit. Courtesy of Scott and Todd in the Morning, 95.5 WPLJ.
KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PA
KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PAAudio Clip (3:20)
Audio Clip (3:20)
9/11 broadcast from Pittsburgh radio station, KQV on terrorist crash in Shanksville, PA. Courtesy of KQV Newsradio.
CBS--After North Tower Collapse
CBS--After North Tower CollapseAudio Clip (2:34)
Audio Clip (2:34)
Running for safety after One World Trade Center's collapse. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
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