September 11 10-Yr Anniversary-All the 9/11 Footage You Can Watch
Archive.org Posts 3,000 Hours of 9/11 Coverage
As the US gears up to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks, archive.org has posted over 3,000 hours of 9/11 television coverage.
The footage covers September 11-17, including non-English-speaking channels. This means that, yes, you can see footage of the falling man, which originally aired on Telemundo in New York.
You can also read several analyses of both the footage and the public's reaction to the event: for many Americans, 9/11 was a television event, unless you either lived in New York, knew someone who did, or knew someone aboard one of the four hijacked planes. The event was experienced mainly within the confines of a TV screen for anyone not in the areas where the planes crashed, though the emotions stirred up were far more immediate: emotions which gave us the Patriot Act, full-body scans, and two wars in the Middle East.
That's the value of this archive: to see again what we saw then, both in the context of rival broadcasts and the time that has passed.
9/11 Conspiracy Theories
This is also the time of year when conspiracy theorists re-emerge, and the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be no exception.
Loose Change is perhaps the most famous 9/11 conspiracy film, though it has been debunked many times over.