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'The Flight that Fought Back' starts 11 pm EDT (soon)for satellite and East Coast viewers
Discovery Channel | 9-11-05 | patriciaruth

Posted on 09/11/2005 5:06:33 PM PDT by patriciaruth

The film depiction of Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11/01 is being shown on the Discovery Channel at 9 pm Eastern time.

That is in less than one hour for people in all time zones that are on satellite feed.

A FReeper lost his Dad on this flight and wants everyone to watch.

He says it has some (but not all) of the real communications from the plane.


TOPICS: Announcements; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911documentary; flight93; flightthatfoughtback; fourthanniversary; letsroll; terrorism; waronterror
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Let's give Discovery a bit ratings bump for showing this film.
1 posted on 09/11/2005 5:06:37 PM PDT by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth

Standing by right now. I'll be watching this one.


2 posted on 09/11/2005 5:11:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: patriciaruth
A Freeper lost his dad on that flight and wants everyone to watch.

My screen name is Churchillspirit and I am reporting for viewing.

I hope our fellow FReeper finds some comfort in the screening of the heroic efforts on that flight.

3 posted on 09/11/2005 5:11:58 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: patriciaruth
A FReeper lost his Dad on this flight and wants everyone to watch.

I saw this thread and have planned to watch since. Thanks for the reminder.

4 posted on 09/11/2005 5:12:53 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: patriciaruth
I know it's not intended this way, but the title bothers me a bit, only because it implies that the people on the other flights did not fight back.

I did know a fellow whose son-in-law was a pilot of one of the two jets that were flown into the towers. he told me personally that his son-in-law had fought off a hijacker once before on a smaller plane in Florida, and that there is no way he would have sat still and let his plane be commandeered. he was certain the crew was violently overcome despite struggle to retain control of the aircraft.

His daughter was spearheading a bill to allow pilots to carry sidearms.

5 posted on 09/11/2005 5:14:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (we don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

the people on the first 2 flights probobly thought they were going to be ransomed. In that instance I would probobly not fight if I thought I would get out alive either way.

if I found out that the terrorists were going to fly my plan into a building or kill me you had better believe I would be raising hell. Those terrorists don't want to see me mad cause I have an incredible mean streak.


6 posted on 09/11/2005 5:17:38 PM PDT by Ainast
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To: Ainast

well, allow me to clarify. being the father of one of the pilots' surviving spouses, he was intimately aware of the details of the investigations. suffice it to say that the conclusion come to was that the crew was overtaken by violence after putting up a fight. I won't be graphic out of respect for the surviving loved ones.


7 posted on 09/11/2005 5:20:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (we don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: patriciaruth

I've got the DVR set.


8 posted on 09/11/2005 5:20:53 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Rick Nash will score 50 goals this season ( if there is a season)
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To: patriciaruth

Mah DVR is all cranked up and ready to crunch into record mode. Three viewers in this household.

I hope it's going to portray the heroes as heroes, and makes no apologies for the animals. I haven't seen any advance reviews.


9 posted on 09/11/2005 5:21:03 PM PDT by savedbygrace ("No Monday morning quarterback has ever led a team to victory" GW Bush)
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To: patriciaruth

I am not sure I am ready to watch this but I will. The story of Flight 93 is so inspirational and I hope they do it justice in this special.


10 posted on 09/11/2005 5:22:41 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: Ainast
the people on the first 2 flights probobly thought they were going to be ransomed. In that instance I would probobly not fight if I thought I would get out alive either way.

No one can blame the passengers for not fighting back. I fly a lot. Since I was a kid (in the 1970's) the drill was that you obey hijackers. You landed (usually in Cuba) and it ended. There was no precedent for this.

Since 9-11, things are clear. As Patrick Swayze said in "Red Dawn", "If you're gonna die, die standing up!"

11 posted on 09/11/2005 5:26:29 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Rick Nash will score 50 goals this season ( if there is a season)
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To: patriciaruth; All

OH MAN I almost forgot thanks for the ping


12 posted on 09/11/2005 5:30:27 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("Not everybody in, it, for truth, justice, and the American way,"= Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: the invisib1e hand
His daughter was spearheading a bill to allow pilots to carry sidearms.

Commercial airline pilots already have been given legal standing to carry firearms with low impact bullets that won't pierce the airplanes hull.

Many have already gone through personal defense and weapons training and gotten their F.O. (Federal Officer) licenses and are carrying regularly now.

Senator Barbara Boxer was sponsoring a bill last year to work out some of the kinks that developed (like getting through check-in security easier, and allowing them to carrying on flights to and from the U.S. not just within the U.S.).

Don't know what happened to that bill.

13 posted on 09/11/2005 5:33:09 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns!)
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To: patriciaruth
Excellent 9/11 Biography on Rick Rescorla (sp) on History Channel right now. You want to contribute to a 9/11 memorial in Fort Benning done right?

This guy understood everything about what is good about America, a true to life John Wayne.

Contribute to Rick Rescorla Memorial

14 posted on 09/11/2005 5:38:06 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: buccaneer81

"Wolverines!"


15 posted on 09/11/2005 5:39:06 PM PDT by Socratic (Liberal's motto: Capio ergo sum.)
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To: patriciaruth; All

.

Airing right now on The History Channel & re-airing again at 9 pm Pacifi Time:


'The Man Who Predicted 9/11 - RICK RESCORLA'


http://www.RickREscorla.com

http://www.strategyzoneonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

.


16 posted on 09/11/2005 5:46:06 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: patriciaruth
The Dish.
That is Channel 182 DISCOVERY CHANNEL

In 10 (ten) minutes today, 6 p.m. Sunday night.

17 posted on 09/11/2005 5:51:06 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Liberal level playing field: If the Islamics win we are their slaves..if we win they are our equals.)
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To: patriciaruth

Thanks. We're planning on watching. And blessings to the Freeper who lost a loved one.


18 posted on 09/11/2005 5:54:18 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: patriciaruth

Repeats at 11:00 PM ET and 1:00 AM. Not showing another day this week.

I"m there.


19 posted on 09/11/2005 5:56:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: patriciaruth

I hope this is good.


20 posted on 09/11/2005 6:01:15 PM PDT by since1868
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To: patriciaruth
Thank you AskJeeves.com for sponsoring this commercial-free premiere!
21 posted on 09/11/2005 6:02:54 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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To: patriciaruth

watching now.


22 posted on 09/11/2005 6:04:12 PM PDT by Washi (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law)
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To: patriciaruth; sweetliberty

on now


23 posted on 09/11/2005 6:05:24 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: patriciaruth

i'm watching as we speak...is that Jack Bower who's narrarating?


24 posted on 09/11/2005 6:06:03 PM PDT by kanecorp
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To: patriciaruth; All

Freeper Barbara Olsen who was the wife of Ted Olson was on that flight.


25 posted on 09/11/2005 6:06:29 PM PDT by Revel
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To: patriciaruth

I am watching.


26 posted on 09/11/2005 6:06:47 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush!)
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To: patriciaruth

Thanks for the reminder.


27 posted on 09/11/2005 6:06:55 PM PDT by tapatio (The cowards think of what they can lose, the heroes of what they can win)
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To: Revel

I don't think so she was on the plane that hit the Pentagon.


28 posted on 09/11/2005 6:07:41 PM PDT by since1868
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To: Revel

no, this is the plane that crashed in Pennsylvannia. Barbara was on the plane that hit the pentagon.

who is the narrator of this? Is that Keifer Sutherland?


29 posted on 09/11/2005 6:08:04 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: patriciaruth

Watching right now!


30 posted on 09/11/2005 6:08:06 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Semper Fidelis)
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To: Revel

She wasn't on Flight 93. She was on the flight that crashed into the Pentagon.


31 posted on 09/11/2005 6:08:25 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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To: oceanview

why are they focusing so much on the fact that Mark Bingham was gay? does it matter?


32 posted on 09/11/2005 6:08:57 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Revel

Link to Barbara Olson Home page.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~bko/


33 posted on 09/11/2005 6:09:47 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel
Freeper Barbara Olsen who was the wife of Ted Olson was on that flight.

She was on AA Flight 77, that the terrorists flew into the Pentagon, wasn't she?

34 posted on 09/11/2005 6:09:58 PM PDT by umbagi (Monthly donor [entry level])
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To: oceanview
Is that Keifer Sutherland?

Did a quick websearch - yes, it is.
35 posted on 09/11/2005 6:10:08 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Semper Fidelis)
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To: patriciaruth
At risk of sounding repetitive, let me say one more time: I love TIVO!!
36 posted on 09/11/2005 6:10:34 PM PDT by Uriah_lost
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To: since1868; All

Your right. My mistake.


37 posted on 09/11/2005 6:10:51 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Revel

Incorrect....the Pentagon Flight was aircraft she was on....


38 posted on 09/11/2005 6:10:51 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Wasn't that flight school put out of business?


39 posted on 09/11/2005 6:11:23 PM PDT by TaxRelief (follow the money...)
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To: umbagi

AA77 is correct.


40 posted on 09/11/2005 6:12:01 PM PDT by Uriah_lost
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To: oceanview

Apparently his mom wants everyone to know he was gay. As if it matters.


41 posted on 09/11/2005 6:12:07 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush!)
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To: patriciaruth

Thanks for the tip! I almost missed it.


42 posted on 09/11/2005 6:12:42 PM PDT by DancesWithBolsheviks (Better to be offensively alive than politely dead.)
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To: oceanview
who is the narrator of this? Is that Keifer Sutherland?

Yes it is.

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117928044?categoryId=32&cs=1

43 posted on 09/11/2005 6:12:48 PM PDT by tapatio (The cowards think of what they can lose, the heroes of what they can win)
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To: TaxRelief

I'm not quite sure, to be perfectly honest with you.


44 posted on 09/11/2005 6:12:49 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Semper Fidelis)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Thanks for those comments. I understand your thoughts about the title also...

Perhaps the title refers to the passengers...

The Tower flights were shorter, and the poor folks on them had less time to react , etc.

The passengers on #93 had the "advantage" of time, and some extra info, I think..

45 posted on 09/11/2005 6:13:18 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: tapatio

it has the same feel as an episode of 24.


46 posted on 09/11/2005 6:13:37 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: patriciaruth

I don't know how I would be able to live with myself if i was one of these people who taught the terrorists what they wanted (to be a pilot, martial arts etc)


47 posted on 09/11/2005 6:15:15 PM PDT by kanecorp
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To: patriciaruth

I got the Discovery Channel on right now and I'm seeing a show about crab fishermen. What the hell is that about?


48 posted on 09/11/2005 6:15:52 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ( "Sic semper tyrannis." (Your dinosaur is ill.))
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To: kanecorp
I don't know how I would be able to live with myself if i was one of these people who taught the terrorists what they wanted (to be a pilot, martial arts etc)

easy, we were living in 'It's the Economy, Stupid', mindset at the time.

49 posted on 09/11/2005 6:16:31 PM PDT by WoodstockCat (General Honore: "The storm gets a vote... We're not stuck on stupid.")
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To: kanecorp

Only God can aid them and heal them.


50 posted on 09/11/2005 6:16:44 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("Behold thy mother." -Our Lord Jesus Christ, John 19: 27)
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