Since September 11, 2001, Americans have wondered how their nation had become such an anathema in the Muslim world. What fostered the rise of Islamic extremism? What do the radicals want? And why are the jihadists so angry with the West?
"The Road to 9/11" is a detailed look at the forces that have shaped the modern Middle East, crafted to give a better understanding of the current crisis. Viewers are taken on a narrative journey beginning after World War I -- a chronicle of steadily worsening social, political and economic conditions, the growing power of religious fanaticism, and the increasing problem of terrorism.
"The Road to 9/11" airs throughout September on PBS stations nationwide. The one-hour documentary is a production of Kunhardt Productions and is presented by WETA Washington, D.C.