Wednesday, September 04, 2013
CNN's "The Flag": more valuable as a retrospect of the entire 9/11 event than just about the flag itself
“The Flag” came from a yacht owned by a lower Manhattan couple. This refers to the flag raised by three firemen in the runs of the twin towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Months later, when the couple wanted it back temporarily for a commemoration, they found that the flag had been replaced and the original one misplaced.
It is a mystery how the picture was taken, but it was first published in New Jersey Sept. 12, 2001.
As a flag picture, it is iconic as the Iwo Jima picture from WWII.
Most of the CNN film, first broadcast on Sept. 4, 2013, rehearses a lot of the action on the street that horrible day, where lower Manhattan had turned into the scene of a black-and-white horror movie. It is all familiar now.
The film is directed by Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein, and is branded by "CNN Films" for distribution. The most important link seems to be here. There may be some limited theatrical showings.
The original flag still has never been found.