“The Day The World Changed” is an eight-episode documentary series which is in the works from filmmakers Steven Rosenbaum, Pamela Yoder and MagnifyMedia.
The series is executive produced by Michael Cascio, Karol Martesko-Fenster and Joe Cantwell.
Cascio, the executive producer who made National Geographic’s miniseries Inside 9/11, said in a statement, “This project has unique and revealing new footage that brings a new aspect to 9/11.”
The series will feature Rosenbaum/Yoder’s unseen 670 hours of footage which is shot over the course of 7 years with the team that established the museum. The discussions, arguments, and disputes within the museum team in various ways show the country’s intensely conflicted emotions about 9/11. The series will start on the morning of 9/11 and will examine the historic Camera Planet Archive which includes more than 500 hours of never before discussed material from the day.
Archive curator Yoder said that “We collected and archived this material, knowing that our children’s children would one day ask, ‘what happened’ and we wanted them to be able to see for themselves.” Then he added, “The footage is now safely stored at the Museum, but only a small portion of it is available to the public.”
The filmmakers have partnered with CBS News to provide historical archives and interviews with chief CBS journalists.
Martesko-Fenster told that “This is a project that should be of interest to all Americans, and anyone around the world who’s interested in the future of democratic ideals. 9/11 is the first page of a new chapter in American history, and it’s one that many have tried to put in the rearview mirror. But looking at what’s happening today, it’s clear that the impact of 9/11 hasn’t been fully considered or questioned – as its impact continues to tear at our social fabric. This series is critically important, and I’m proud to be part of the team.”
The series will be premiered on the most significant tragedy’s 20th anniversary on September 11, 2021.