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How’s The Impact Of 911 On The Film Industry?

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On the day of the attacks and featuring the towers, the 2006 films World Trade Center and United 93, the 2009 film Diverted, and the 2017 film 9/11 take place, with actual footage of the second impact of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

In 2001, the attacks of September 11 in the United States had a huge effect on broadcast and venue entertainment companies, causing cancellations, postponements, and content improvements. Anticipated TV screenings of films and fictional programmes were postponed or cancelled in the United States and many other nations where terrorism, plane crashes, bombs, or other similar disasters were the primary focus. 


Numerous films which were in production were cancelled, and many films were edited. Deleting or obscuring shots of the World Trade Center and events similar to the attacks was the most common way of editing.  Different reasons were given for the changes, including keeping the content up-to-date, as a show of appreciation for those who died, and avoiding distress for those affected by the attack emotionally. There are also several films that have not been substantially edited.


In total, due to the 9/11 attacks, roughly 45 films were edited or delayed. 

What happened to the television network at this time?

Television coverage of the attacks on September 11 and their aftermath was the longest uninterrupted news occurrence in U.S. television history, as 93 consecutive hours of major U.S. broadcast networks were on the air. 

All programmes and commercials have been suspended from the time the networks broadcast the news that the first aircraft hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower, with all four networks broadcasting uninterrupted news coverage. This was the first time that a vast number of cable networks would suspend programming to air live news coverage of events since the advent of cable and satellite television. News broadcasters struggled to report reliable information on the day of the attacks, and in the days following. Erroneous information was sometimes transmitted. 


It also aired an interview with a Pentagon attack witness who said it was a helicopter entering the house, not a jet. As has been seen by the subsequent review of coverage by other networks, CNN was not alone in broadcasting these or similar misleading stories. 

Also the music and radio got effected?

Together with Washington’s WTOP, local New York all-news radio operations WINS and WCBS carried locally based coverage simulated on those sister FM stations without operations destroyed at the World Trade Center as AM transmitter operations on the outskirts of metropolitan areas were unaffected outside of studio and transmitter security concerns. 

The launch of XM Satellite Radio was scheduled for September 12, 2001. The launch was delayed as a direct result of the attacks until September 25, when the service debuted in San Diego and Dallas on a limited basis.

Rammstein, the German heavy metal band, debuted their video for the song “Ich Will” which depicted scenes of one member of the band dressed as a suicide bomber. Before the premiere, the video was quickly recalled. 

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Joana, one of the senior writers at Georgia Online, has been taking care of all the national coverage. He loves to write about the latest technology, and before joining Georgia Online, Joana was a part of the editorial board of a local magazine. joana@georgiaonline.ge
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