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Air Date: February 28th, 2018

Network: Hulu

Series Summary
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.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Drama

Episodes

  • Season 1 - Episode 10 : 9/11 Apr 18, 2018

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

ratings & reviews

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  • 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

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