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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 30 August 2020 at 2:56pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Then Looming Tower is on Amazon Prime. Iím up to episode 8 out of 10 and enjoying it very much. I give anything Jeff Daniels is in after Newsroom. It starts during the Clinton administration and is tracking the hunt for UBL and Al-Qaeda. I recommend it.

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Brian Floyd
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Please tell me Jeff Daniels is playing Clinton....


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Eric Ladd
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Just finished the 10 episode series today. Daniels plays John OíNeill, 25 year veteran of the FBI. President Clinton is never on camera, but it is interesting that the Monica Lewinsky scandal detracted from auctioning credible threats identified by intelligence agencies. The series is stand alone and I canít see there being a second season. Certain aspects of the story have been altered for dramatic effect, but the story is largely intact. It was eye opening not the least of which was learning the name Ali Soufan and his efforts with8n the FBI.

I canít help but think about the current situation in the US and wonder if 15-20 years from now there will be television shows and movies that expose what happened when the facts are exposed by the people who were there. The 911 attacks were horrible, but perhaps more striking is that they could have been prevented. I stand by my recommendation and encourage anyone to watch this show. 
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