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2006 Culture Awards

The Year in TV


3. ‘Three Days in September’on Showtime
Thanks to newsreel footage outside and video cameras within, we lived frame by frame through the siege of a Russian schoolhouse in which 30 Chechen terrorists held 1,200 children, parents, and teachers hostage with machine guns. We, too, weren’t permitted food, water, or the bathroom. We, too, ate flowers and drank urine. Then happy triggers on both sides opened fire, leaving 331 dead hostages, among them 176 kids.


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