Friday, April 12, 2024


Westport’s Tom Seligson Produces 9/11 Commission TV Report

Westport resident Tom Seligson, a television producer and author, is the executive producer of a television special on the 9/11 Commission Report to air on The History Channel.

The two-hour documentary, which will air Sept. 8 at 10 p.m., is, in effect, a filmed version of the controversial report of the Commission Report that examined the behind-the-scenes details of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the United Statees.

In session for more than a year and a half, the commission conducted more than 1,000 interviews, ranging from anonymous CIA operatives, to both Presidents Clinton and Bush.

Its staff also reviewed more than two million pages of documents, many of them formerly classified.

The narrative framework is just a jumping off point to explore many of the larger issues uncovered by the Commission,Ӕ says Seligson. 

For example, we look into the history of Al QaedaӒs campaign of terror against America: how it was actually a family affair. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks is the uncle of Ramzi Yousef, who directed the World Trade Center bombing of 1993.

“Also, how the plot initially also targeted nuclear plants and buildings in California, along with the Trade Center and the Pentagon. 

The documentary also takes a critical look at the U.S. response to the growing threat of Al Qaeda.

Seligson is an executive producer for CBS News Productions, a division of CBS that creates programming for all the cable channels.

He has produced dozens of other shows and series for The History Channel, A&E, Discovery, Travel, and MTV. His show ԓInside Flight 93 for TLC won an Emmy.

He is also a Contributing Editor to Parade Magazine and the author of five books.

A native of Westport—his mother, Gertrude Seligson still lives here—Seligson now lives near Compo Beach with his author/journalist wife, Susan Farewell, and their daughter, Justine, 7.

3 thoughts on “Westport’s Tom Seligson Produces 9/11 Commission TV Report

  1. Many years ago in my early trash collecting days
    Tom would come out when I stopped at his house. He always had a million questions and I would have a few answers. I knew he had a big future!

    I have, as millions of others have, enjoyed and learned from what he has shared with all of us.

    He has our thanks and admiration.

  2. The televised report was absolutely amazing. Things like this tend to have long paper trails attached to them that are never leaked until at least 20-30 years later (Cuban Missle Crisis sealed/confidential documents, e.g.) Seligson did an astonishing job of uncovering the hidden agendas of the Dept. of the Interior/Security/ and Post-Homeland Defense, which were factually maximized by these terrorists.

    It’s about time someone spoke up in a non-biased manner (e.g. again, Michael Moore….to beat the dead horse, that is).

    Catch the re-run! The three hour watch is well worth your time.

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