9/11: The Falling Man on Ch4 tonight.

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Thursday 16 March 2006 6.18pm
It appears America felt the image of people jumping from the Towers had no place in the heroic images that came to represent the event. Personally faced with the choice of burning to death or jumping, I think I'd jump. Of all the ways to die, surely burning must be the worst.

Tonight Thu 16th March on Channel 4 at 9pm. Documentary of the week.
The attack on the World Trade Center had many tragic stories, but one vanished almost as soon as it emerged: that of the people forced to jump from the burning buildings. One photograph stood for them all: a man caught in midair as he plummeted to his death.

This documentary interviews the photographer who took the photo, the editors who published and then banned it, and the victims family.

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