Is Television Making Too Big a Deal of the 9/11 Anniversary?

Aug 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Between this week and Sept. 11, more than 40 television specials are scheduled to air to mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, reports the New York Post’s Michael Shain.

The piece asks the question, "Is it all too much?"

Television critics have asked the same question, including Brian Lowry in Variety, the story notes.

Almost all the shows were in the works before Osama bin Laden was killed last May, but the death of the man who masterminded the 9/11 attack is giving the TV specials new life, the story notes.

"Imagine watching all those shows with the gnawing feeling that the central figure behind the attacks was still at large," Shain writes.


  1. Enough. Enough, enough, enough. 10 years after Pearl Harbor we’d pretty much moved on…if the bad guys want to celebrate their victory, let them pay for the videos. Obscene.

  2. Moved on after Pearl Harbor? Nonsense. I remember 1955-1990 and it was always a very big rememberance, every year, not every ten, until the me-generation took over. Shame, JD.

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