ABC will make only minor cosmetic changes to its controversial 9-11 series despite vigorous protests from onetime officials of Bill Clinton’s administration, including the former president himself.
Clinton warned the network in a letter penned by the head of his foundation to Disney President-CEO Bob Iger that ABC should pull the broadcast unless it corrected various alleged inaccuracies, according to a report in the New York Post.
Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger was also said to be particularly unhappy with a scene portraying him as failing to order an attack on Osama Bin Laden.
In a statement Thursday, ABC said the film had fictionalized scenes and composites. Moreover, that it hadn’t even finished editing it yet, suggesting to some that if such scenes were in the original, they might be removed from the final product.