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9.11 investigation

C-SPAN denies coverage to 9-11 victims' families and 9-11 panel seeking answers

Between 8AM and 2PM on Monday, June 10th, take a half hour to an hour to phone (most important), fax and email C-SPAN asking them why they are refusing any coverage or taping of such critically important subject matter. (If the phone is continually busy, that means others share your outrage and concern.)
C-SPAN has decided NOT to cover Monday's Unanswered Questions (UnansweredQuestions.org) press event, which includes family members of those that died in the September 11th tragedy. They have instead scheduled detailed coverage of Bush Administration officials (VP Cheney, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge) and others promoting President Bush's new plan to centralize major national and domestic security and border agencies under the auspices of one government official -- administration events all afternoon. They are refusing any coverage or taping of the press event on these 9-11 issues even though two of the three C-SPAN channels will have no required congressional programming because the House of Representatives is not in session on Monday afternoon.

Please urge C-SPAN to reconsider their decision and send a team to videotape the conference to be sure that substantive 9/11 issues, new information and important questions are fully addressed and help build a case for a full and independent investigation.

KEY CONTACTS AND EDITORIAL STAFF MEMBERS:

Main number: 202-737-3220
Assignment editor: 202-626-7965 (Rob Harleston)
Assignment editor: 202-626-7965 (Ellen Schweiger)
Fax number: 202-737-6226
Viewer services: 765-464-3080

 dceditor@c-span.org (Rob Harleston, Assignment Editor)
 congress@c-span.org (Karen Gaither, Assignment Editor)
 journal@c-span.org (producers of Washington Journal, shown daily)
 viewer@c-span.org  events@c-span.org (C-SPAN venue to suggest a public event - polling)
 radio@c-span.org (C-SPAN radio)

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The international press conference and formal web site launch for UnansweredQuestions.org will be held on Monday, June 10th from 2-5 PM at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference will include representatives from the group organizing the June 11th Rally on Capital Hill (Families of September 11th) who will offer their own questions to our 9/11 investigative panel.

The goal of this unprecedented press event and public inquiry is to pose pointed, as yet unanswered, questions regarding the failure of our national security infrastructure, and the response that has sacrificed civil liberties and rewarded failure as opposed to ensuring performance and guaranteeing freedoms, now and in the future.

The conference will be moderated by Catherine Austin Fitts, President of Solari and former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the 1st Bush administration.

C-SPAN's bias toward airing the Homeland Defense restructuring issue is part of an ongoing diversion and reticence to address gross government failures and negligence surrounding 9-11, without responding to the general public call for full accountability.

****************************WHAT YOU CAN DO:**********************************

If you feel that the American people, and especially the family members who lost loved ones, deserve real answers, open investigations, and access to secret government documents; we are urging you to do the following:

1) Between 8AM and 2PM on Monday take a half hour to an hour to phone (most important), fax and email C-SPAN asking them why they are refusing any coverage or taping of such critically important subject matter. (If the phone is continually busy, that means others share your outrage and concern.)

2) Send an email and a fax if you have access to a fax machine. Please be courteous and concise in expressing your views.

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KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER IN EXPRESSING YOUR VIEWS:

C-SPAN's website says that their editorial staff strives for balance. Why are they ignoring a press event at the easily accessible and prestigious National Press Club -- one that will cover key questions and critical information thus far not addressed by our national leaders? These issues include air defense and airport security failures, profits from pre-attack insider trading, anthrax attacks, encroachment on guaranteed constitutional rights, and the withholding of secret document, etc.

C-SPAN is refusing any coverage or taping of the press event on these 9-11 issues even though two of the three C-SPAN channels became open with no required congressional programming since the House of Representatives is not even in session on Monday afternoon.

Please urge C-SPAN to reconsider their decision and send a team to videotape the conference to be sure that substantive 9/11 issues, new information important questions are fully addressed that help build a case for a full and independent investigation.

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Like you, we are tired. We haven't given up yet, but are near that point, unless we hear a groundswell of support for the tireless work we've put in. I'm sure the people of conscience in pre-war Germany got very tired too ... but not nearly as tired as they got after they let it happen. I bet they wish they'd bucked up and gotten their 2nd wind before allowing the 3rd Reich to solidify. (If you think this analogy is a stretch, think of 9-11 as the Burning of the Reichstag, Cheney's 50 nation hit list, Bush's new "strike first" foreign policy, the attempted coup in Venezuela, the continual attack on civil rights, and this new massive institution of Homeland Security modeled after East Germany's terrible homeland security force).

homepage: homepage: http://unansweredquestions.org/

Where is Dan Rather? 09.Jun.2002 17:47

sue

Has anyone heard anything about him since he gave the interview in UK? Could he get involved in this one? Seems appropriate. Anyone in Congress interested in this stuff or are they all just blowing smoke? This panel seems credible. Any other action we can do right now to help make this happen?