Regarding Father Judge: I go to a parochial school in Boston, and one of my teacher's who I consider a friend was very close friends with Father Mychal Judge. When the photo of him being carried out by the firefighters was shown on every paper all he could say was "It looks so much like him...I just can't tell". Of course, he later found out it was him. There's no words to express the shock.
A controversy in Boston, a city so affected by the 11 September attacks (not only because of our proximity, but because the two planes departed from BOS) a debate has raged for about a week as to whether this program is appropriate or whether it is just going to fuel our lust to see more of this. A lot of people in Boston say that it's just too soon to be showing this...that unlike showing a program about the Holocaust or some other awful historical event is that 50 years has passed since the Holocaust, whereas today we only mark 6 months. I knew all along that I was going to watch, but prior to doing so I wondered if I was being inconsiderate to all the local families that lost loved ones in 11 September. In the end, I'm glad I watched it. It provided a view into what those final moments of confusion and chaos were really like. I now don't think I'll be able to get the noise of the bodies hitting the ground out of my head now.
It was beautifully done, and I only wish now I had taped it!
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