National Geographic Society

  • Connect:

9/11: Where Were You?

Officials work at computers at the FAA headquarters, where Ben Sliney gave the unprecedented order to land all aircraft in U.S. airspace on 9/11.

Check your local listings.

9/11: Where Were You? captures the life-and-death decisions people made amid the chaos of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath. These decisions affected not only individual lives but often the lives of others in unexpected and profound ways. We meet the Federal Aviation Administration national operations manager who gave the unprecedented order to ground all commercial air traffic in the U.S. and a policeman who rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center.