Podcast: A Looming Warning from ‘The Looming Tower’

Political Theater, Episode 8

The nation’s top intelligence chiefs, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, pictured here, warned lawmakers about worldwide threats on Feb. 13. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Hulu’s new miniseries about the run-up to 9/11, “The Looming Tower,” eerily parallels conflicts within our government that are dominating our politics today.

Actor Jeff Daniels portrays plays FBI Special Agent in Charge John O’Neill,  who sounds the alarm about the threat posed by al-Qaida and who was killed at the World Trade Center in the 9/11 attacks.

Political Theater spoke with Daniels recently in Washington, coincidentally on the same day the nation’s intelligence chiefs were on Capitol Hill warning lawmakers about contemporary threats the country faces.

“‘Looming Tower’ screams that we should be doing everything we can to be working together in a bipartisan effort to protect the people of this country,” he said. 


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