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“The Looming Tower” Screening: Episode 8

February 14, 2019, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Episode 8: A Very Special Relationship. 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 US are lost by their U.S. handler.

Based on “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” the Pulitzer-Prize winning book by Lawrence Wright, this 10-episode series traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – preventing an imminent attack on U.S. soil. Newsroom

Episodes will be shown on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 13, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28.  One episode will be shown per night.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


February 14, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Newsroom – Second Floor
65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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