For the first time, Mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the day when the city he was in charge of came under attack. September 11th 2001 was a day that changed the world. Informed over an 8am breakfast meeting, Giuliani had a choice: co-ordinate from afar or head downtown to the centre of the devastation. The decisions he would make in the next 12 hours would save lives. While the world watched in shock, he had to act: he went downtown. Surrounded by death, chaos and carnage, he displayed exemplary qualities of leadership. Championing the fighting spirit of New York, Mayor Giuliani directed rescue agencies, rallied his team and gave hope to millions. In a city on its knees, one man stood firm. Told in his own words, this is his story.
As New York was battered by terrorists, Mayor Rudy Giuliani quickly became a symbol of the city's resilience and refusal to be defeated. In this emotional film see Giuliani relive the awful day when his home was assaulted. From the moment his breakfast meeting was interrupted by news of planes hitting the World Trade Centre, Giuliani's day became one of life-and-death decisions. His leadership, during and after America's worst attack on US soil gained him international attention and for his actions he received an honorary knighthood in 2002.
Featuring substantial new interviews with the former mayor, alongside digital reconstructions and international news footage, this show provides you with an intimate and insightful guide to Giuliani's role on the day America came under attack.