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Anti-U.S. Sentiment Closer Than You Think

July 20, 2006 5:54 PM

The press tour session for the ABC miniseries “The Path to 9/11” was a sober affair Wednesday afternoon, so sober, in fact, that network lackeys in the back of the Ritz Carlton ballroom didn’t clap after the video highlight reel.

A scripted version of the extensive report filed by the bipartisan 9/11 commission, the miniseries profiles the 10-year history that led to the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the intelligence failures that played a part in allowing the attack to take place. Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean, the commission co-chair, was there to fill critics in on what he thinks is the government’s lack of response to the commission’s recommendations, which unsettled many in the crowd.

One critic asked if the production, which was filmed in a number of locations around the world including Morocco, faced any anti-American sentiment.

“Overall it was a great experience,” director David L. Cunningham said. “In terms of the anti-American sentiment, maybe a little in Canada, but that’s about it.”

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