Air Date: February 28th, 2018
A chronicle of events leading to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by tracing rising threats; based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Lawrence Wright.
Season 1 - Episode 10 : 9/11 Apr 18, 2018
Nobody can get a hold of O'Neill on Sept. 11, 2001; Soufan's evacuation from Yemen stops short as the CIA Station Chief gives him the answers he has been seeking from the CIA; Schmidt is reinstated into Alec Station; Soufan interrogates Abu Jandal.
Season 1 - Episode 9 : Tuesday Apr 11, 2018
The CIA becomes aware that Hazmi and Mihdhar are gone and must relay that to the FBI; O'Neill accepts a job as head of security at the World Trade Center; Soufan is sent back to Yemen; Hazmi, Mihdhar and Atta head to Vegas for a final indulgence.
Season 1 - Episode 8 : A Very Special Relationship Apr 4, 2018
Everyone adjusts to a new president and, with it, a shift in threat priority; Soufan learns the importance of UBL's bodyguard; O'Neill is denied re-entry into Yemen and forced to resign; the terrorists in the U.S. are lost by their handler.
Season 1 - Episode 7 : The General Mar 28, 2018
O'Neill and Soufan travel to Yemen to begin the investigation into the bombing of the USS Cole; the FBI becomes aware of a meeting in Malaysia and of Khallad, without knowing the CIA has been aware of both of those things for months.
Season 1 - Episode 6 : Boys at War Mar 21, 2018
Vince continues asking for permission to share Mihdhar's visa with the FBI; O'Neill loses his briefcase and an investigation into his handling of classified materials begins; a radicalized boy goes to Yemen to start his own martyrdom journey.
The result is an accessible, illuminating series that does not downplay the petty and tragic elements of the tale. Show More
Instead of being heavily self-important, The Looming Tower is swift and urgent, with an outstanding cast and zingy writing. Show More
It’s fascinating to watch the ways these men--and most of the principals were men--gathered information, formed theories and conclusions, and butted heads with one another over plans of action. It’s dismaying to absorb one of this miniseries’ most timely subtexts: that during the most intense time leading up to the 9/11 attack, the American media was distracted by President Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal. Show More