Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The First Forty Minutes of Network Television on 9/11 Synchronized

A YouTube video proving without a shadow of a doubt that the four networks collaborated by sharing video feeds in real time on the morning of September 11th, 2001.

The First Forty Minutes, Synchronized.

As the film maker says, "This is the first forty minutes of live T.V. news on September 11th, 2001. Ignoring the on-screen clocks and synchronizing at Bush's speech at approximately 9:30. Without any manipulation. Played at 4X normal speed. From Fox, CBS, NBC, and ABC."

At the speeded up rate, we can witness how often the four networks ran the identical imagery at the same time (albeit, with weird, tricked out colored lens)---impossible to do unless a command central was running a coordinated T.V. video program (and we can see that ABC was the only network to actually run a "live" shot of the second plane crashing (but in reality, even that was delayed 17 seconds. Listen for the beep.)

This is a visual comparison. Of course, four sound tracks couldn't play at the same time---let alone running at a rate of four times normal. So the filmmaker picks some actual telecast audio as an accompaniment, but by the time the supposed plane crashes it switches to a song by the Beatles.

Since the filmmaker uses Bush's speech at 9:30 as the synchronization point, he/she was limited by YouTube 10-minute rule and thus had to begin the sequence slightly behind some of the first televised images of a smoking World Trade Tower. I left a comment recently asking for more work to be done:

Excellent work chrysaor911. YouTube no longer has a 10-minute rule. Can you redo, to capture those first important seconds?

Also, can you do a video using Bush's speech again, but this time as a starting off point, synchronizing the subsequent coverage from the Washington affiliates of FOX, ABC,CBS, and NBC? Proof of collaboration between the networks in sharing the same video in real time. Yours is such an elegant simple proof---too bad you have gotten so few viewers!

Yes, how sad that only 1251 viewers have seen this important work since it went up on August 14th, 2008. Too bad for the unknowing, that the truth is out there and the truth will set you free!

1 comment:

C. L. DeMedeiros said...