"ABC Statement: Criticisms of Path to 9/11 Are ‘Premature and Irresponsible’"
ThinkProgress has obtained a statement released just now by ABC Television about its planned docudrama “The Path to 9/11.” The release says the “editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible.”
Statement from ABC Entertainment on The Path to 9/11
“The Path to 9/11″ is not a documentary of the events leading to 9/11. It is a dramatization, drawn from a variety of sources including the 9/11 Commission Report, other published materials, and personal interviews. As such, for dramatic and narrative purposes, the movie contains fictionalized scenes, composite and representative characters and dialogue, and time compression. No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not yet complete, so criticisms of film specifics are premature and irresponsible. The attacks of 9/11 were a pivotal moment in our history, and it is fitting that the debate about the events related to the attacks continue. However, we hope viewers will watch the entire broadcast of the finished film before forming an opinion about it.”