No matter what common sense tells me, whenever I see a TV documentary or pictures of the early moments of 9/11, I always hope maybe this time the outcome will be different. Of course, it never is.
9/11 came rushing back into the nation’s consciousness today when ABC News released images from a police helicopter that were taken that day. It took a Freedom of Information request to get them.
The BBC’s Web site has the most comprehensive slideshow of the images.
A slideshow with the story behind the request can be found at the ABC News site. Almost 3,000 pictures were provided to ABC, which has released only a few more than a dozen.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.