: NBC and ABC are each making miniseries based on the 9/11 Commission report.
There are so many reasons not to:
It’s too soon.
It’s another effort to enshrine the 9/11 Commission report as gospel. It isn’t.
There hasn’t been a decent miniseries in decades and the thought of turning this national tragedy into network kitsch is unbearable. From one story:
Yost, who also created and executive produced the NBC police drama “Boomtown” and worked on the elaborate HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon” and “Band of Brothers,” acknowledged that he had taken on a highly ambitious project that would take at least a year to research and develop. Most of the specifics about the project, including the number of hours, narrative approach and how it would be scheduled, have yet to be hammered out.
“I know I’ll be crying every day that I work on this,” Yost said. “It’s an incredibly emotional story and an incredibly compelling story. It’s an incredible honor and a responsibility, and I don’t take it lightly, but it is one that I am eager to take on.”
NBC Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly said he wanted to create a “cultural event” for TV in the vein of “Roots” and “The Day After.”
You offensive twit, 9/11 already is a “cultural event.” We don’t need a network to make it that.