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Hulu series 'The Looming Tower' powerfully revisits the road to 9/11

Hulu series 'The Looming Tower' powerfully revisits the road to 9/11

When Lawrence Wright’s book “The Looming Tower” was published in 2006, it was a seminal event. Finally, we got to see how far back America’s crimes went in the eyes of some in the lead-up to 9/11.

Hulu brings Wright’s book to the screen Wednesday, and while it would be impossible to cover al-Qaida with the same level of detail as the book, this 10-part docudrama series is not to be missed.

In the three hours made available to critics, the internal war back at home between the FBI and CIA before 9/11 is just as riveting as anything happening in Africa or the Middle East. Unlike the book, the actions of the terrorists who would flatten the World Trade Center twin towers one...

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