Documentary remembers 9/11 in Nebraska

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September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm

On September 11, 2001 America's strategic nuclear forces prepared for a "practice Armageddon." During the final stages of a war game exercise orchestrated by the Nebraska-based Strategic Command, another sort of doomsday unfolded.


  • Friday: 8 p.m. Central on NET2, 9:30 p.m. Central on NET-HD
  • Saturday: 8 p.m. Central on NET2
  • Sunday: 8:30 p.m. Central on NET-HD, 10 p.m. Central on NET2

The NET News program "STRATCOM 9/11: A Different Doomsday" shares the stories of the men and women serving at STRATCOM and Offutt Air Force base on the day terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. These stories have never before been shared publicly.

Since the 1950s, STRATCOM deterred other nations armed with nuclear weapons from attacking the United States. On 9/11 this same group found itself challenged and playing a unique role in the nation's response. From the time they learned of the attack Airman raced to secure the nation's nuclear weapons while their commanders hastily provided President George W. Bush a safe haven in the underground command bunker. These are the personal stories of individual men and women faced with uncertainty and the deep sense of loss felt by everyone that day. The program marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.



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