About the Show
For the first time on TV, 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.


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