America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

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Actors and musicians honor those fallen in the September 11 disasters.

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A two-hour telethon, which aired on all the major TV networks (and a host of cable networks), where celebrities raised money for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Written by Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>

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For security reasons, the exact locations where the telethon was being broadcast were not revealed. Only the cities (New York, Los Angeles.) After 2 hours on the air the telethon raised more than $200 million dollars. See more »

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Featured in Greater Than the Greatest (2002) See more »

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A touching tribute
24 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Synopsis: Practically everybody from the film, television, and music industries gather together to honor the fallen firemen, policemen, and civilians in the September 11 incident that took countless lives. It's a tribute to those risking their lives every day to seek survivors.

The Review: The September 11 incident will forever remain an unforgettable time that will pass on through generations. The image of the planes crashing head on into one of the world's biggest building structures, the horrified faces of New Yorkers running away from the blizzards of black smoke filling the streets, the disturbing image of innocent people falling to their deaths, and perhaps most disturbing, and angry-inducing, are the immortal heroes who risked life and limb to rescue people after the planes hit by running into the towers before their collapse. It's something we will never forget and must never. Speaking as a twenty one year old, a lot of people from my generation say this hasn't affected their life, but it has in every which way possible. America: A Tribute To Heroes takes time to honor those fallen in the September 11 incident. We get to know some of the personal stories of the people who defied danger to help their fellow man. George Clooney's heartwrenching story of one good man who stayed with another, bound by a wheelchair just minutes before the tower's collapse is heartfelt and angry. It's the stories like these that we know who the heroes are, and lets us know what kind of good people they were. Kelsey Grammer's heartfelt tribute to his friend David Angell, one of those fallen. It's meant to help gather the people together and it does. We must honor the fallen, and punish the wicked.


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