Television: Within Crumbling Walls

A twist of fate yields an unprecedented look inside the World Trade Center during its last minutes

You hear it before you see it. A group of fire fighters are milling quietly on a sunlit New York City street. Then you hear the roar. It's a jet, too loud, too low. The camera jerks up to catch a shaft of blue sky pierced by American Airlines Flight 11 as it plunges, javelin-like, into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

When Jules Naudet, 28, set out on Sept. 11, 2001, with the New York fire department's Engine 7, Ladder 1, he was not expecting to record history. In fact, he was not expecting to record a fire....

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