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Anyone Else Unable To Stop Watching 9/11 Coverage?  
User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Right now, Discovery Channel, and soon (Tomorrow and monday) a few others, are aving a sort of marathon of documentaries on 9/11.. Does anyone else find them extremely hard to turn off? I've been watching different ones on the Discovery Channel for about 2 hours now, and no matter how sad it gets, I can't get myself to turn it off, because I want to know/see all I possibly can about that day.. I was in class that day, and couldn't see the coverage until about 3pm (Central Time) that day, so while everything was happening, I had to imagine what was happening through the radio.


My teacher told us 2 planes had "crashed" into the WTC, and I remember instantly thinking "If they were small, everything will be okay.. If they were big, I'm not so sure". (I'm now out of school, but will never forget every little detail of that day)

Anyways, enough of my rant... Has anyone else found it hard to turn these shows off, even though they're extremely saddening?

Edit: Typo, and extra sentence

[Edited 2006-09-10 05:47:28]

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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Right now I'm watching the NBC/Tom Brokaw documentary from 2002 about the controller's who handled the planes that day: The Skies Over America.

I probably won't go out of my way to watch anything else except for the free replay of CNN's coverage from 9/11 they'll have on the web on Monday, because I slept through the entire episode the morning it occurred, and never saw how it all unfolded in real time.



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

 no 

I am watching a movie....(9/11 is turning into the most exploited tv event ever...so i am not watching)

GS



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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):

I probably won't go out of my way to watch anything else except for the free replay of CNN's coverage from 9/11 they'll have on the web on Monday, because I slept through the entire episode the morning it occurred, and never saw how it all unfolded in real time

Same here. I will take off the morning shift at work to watch it then head in the afternoon. It will be hard but I want to watch it.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I'm not watching anything at all about 9/11

No desire to see it again and again. It only pisses me off.



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

Real Reality TV.
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JR


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
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It was scary to watch the Discovery Channel show. There were some portions where I wanted to see and some that I didn't like when the people were trapped in the building when it collapsed. It still brings back a lot of issues with me after seeing the real thing happened on TV and nearly scared me half to death. I still could not believe that man had survived in his office when the UA 767 hit near him. "When the Plane crashes, you die! I survived!" And when he saw the plane comming toward and how he dove under his desk.


Still sad to see but I will still watch it!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

I was able to stop watching it almost five years ago.....

Now to a good movie...."Navy Seals"



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

I can't watch anything about 9/11 because it only makes me upset and angry. And that emotion no longer comes from the event, but at how the event has been so horribly exploited and manipulated.


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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2264 times:

Awhile back I posted a thread asking if the CNN webcast was really necessary. After a few of the responses (like AeroWesty's) I realized that there are folks like you and he that, for whatever reason, 'missed' the experience, so I don't begrudge you going back through it. I do think it important that everyone see and understand what happened and what it meant.

However, I don't have any intention of watching anything related to 9/11 for the next week. I still can't shake the feeling that much of it is being done as a crass attempt to cash in on the still raw emotions. In addition, I still have vivid memories of watching the towers come down and the panic that ensued across the country that day, I don't really want to see it replayed.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

It happend, we know what happened, no need to watch it over and over again. There was a one page article about it in the Vancouver Sun today, I got about half way through, there were no new opinions or information, no need to read/watch what I already know.


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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Supposedly ABC will be airing a largely fabricated '90% Bashing of the Democrats' miniseries 'drama' tonight and tomorrow night, complete with Bush coming on in the middle of the second installment to give his bull$hit views on the subject. Say what you will, but it's hard to fault their impeccable timing.

Everything I ever worried that the Corporate America and Conservative America would ever do to totally f_ckup my country (and by extension the planet) is apparently coming true right before my very eyes. Rejoice in the splendor of pure, Grade-A bull$hit that is the American political system, provided courtesy of a free giveaway by Corporate America. 'Liberal Media' my A$$.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
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I woke up to the horrors of 9-11, once is enough for me.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

I want to correct what I said in Reply 7.

Watched "Police Academy I/II" in order instead.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 2):
.(9/11 is turning into the most exploited tv event ever...so i am not watching)



Quoting Duff44 (Reply 4):
I'm not watching anything at all about 9/11

No desire to see it again and again. It only pisses me off.



Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):
I was able to stop watching it almost five years ago.....

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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

I probably won't be watching. Just too difficult.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):
Now to a good movie...."Navy Seals"



Quoting L-188 (Reply 13):
I want to correct what I said in Reply 7.

Watched "Police Academy I/II" in order instead.

Pity. I was going to suggest GI Jane  Wink

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 4):
I'm not watching anything at all about 9/11

No desire to see it again and again. It only pisses me off.

 checkmark  Any show I watch, the minute they go to yet another 9/11 story, I change the channel.

Especially any piece on the survivors.


User currently offlineJoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 810 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

About 2 months ago, there was a thread on a.net saying cnn would broadcast a free video of all their footage, starting 2 minutes after the first plane hit the WTC.

IS CNN still doing this?


User currently offlineTransWorldSTL From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting Joffie (Reply 17):
IS CNN still doing this?

Yes, and MSNBC is doing it as well, only on-air instead of online..

MSNBC re-play starts at 8:30am Eastern Time


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