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Free on iTunes: 9/11 Commission Hearings

picNeed something to do while waiting for more details on the fourth-generation iPod? Formerly available through Audible’s web page (linked below), Apple has added 36 free downloads from Audible and C-SPAN to the iTunes Music Store’s Audiobooks section, encompassing hours of testimony before the 9/11 Commission in Washington, D.C. dating from March to June 2004. Highlights include former and current U.S. Attorneys General Reno and Ashcroft, former and current Secretaries of Defense (Cohen and Rumsfeld) and State (Albright and Powell), and former and current Mayors of New York City Giuliani and Bloomberg.

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Posted by guy on July 18, 2004 at 2:59 PM (CDT)


yea, this isn’t going to help our patience at ALL, infact it just made mine about 200% worse

kidding, yea i dont know who would ever want to download this, let alone 36 of them and put them on their ipod.

Posted by jot on July 18, 2004 at 3:08 PM (CDT)


just the thing I want to listen to on my commute.

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on July 18, 2004 at 3:45 PM (CDT)


wow, i wonder who’s idea this was.

Posted by tyler durden on July 18, 2004 at 3:53 PM (CDT)


I’m downloading now one of the hearings but it takes forever to download, should audio books take that long to download? (the book is about 2 hours)

Posted by Yarin on July 18, 2004 at 4:01 PM (CDT)


that is cool of Apple to make them available for free.

Posted by Starboard on July 18, 2004 at 6:56 PM (CDT)


I’m really loving this.

Posted by a on July 18, 2004 at 6:59 PM (CDT)


Just because most of you people are jaded does not entitle you to slag these sorts of things. I applaud Audible/C-SPAN and Apple for releasing these 9/11 Commission hearings. So for all you naysayers—why don’t you turn off your bubble-gum pop and listen to something informative and worthwhile (e.g. your public radio station). Peace.

Posted by Steve on July 18, 2004 at 7:19 PM (CDT)


I think this is cool. Political nerds now can fill their iPods with more than just a few play lists and iCon.

Posted by Josh on July 18, 2004 at 8:12 PM (CDT)


This is the perfect thing.

We need more unfiltered content like this.
I’d love to have news feeds for my ipod.  It doesn’t have radio, but c-span audio like this fits to a tee.

I don’t want Clear channel thinking what I want to listen to…

Posted by ajservo on July 18, 2004 at 9:30 PM (CDT)


Something tells me we will never find out the real truth… only the one some would have us believe is the truth. :(

Posted by gregoryt on July 18, 2004 at 11:56 PM (CDT)


4g now on

Posted by Izzy in San Diego, CA on July 19, 2004 at 7:21 AM (CDT)


as an extremist right wing libertarian - i HATE clear channel just as much as the most womanizing Marx-kissing limosine liberal… and i think this is the best thing (that info like this is made free, not the sham of a kangaroo court that the 9-11 commission was) that could happen.

I really appreciate this from Apple - now lets just see if we ever see any recordings from the trial against our former president/rapist who likes bombing asprin factories to get his kicks….

Posted by stevejobs on July 19, 2004 at 8:43 AM (CDT)


And people wonder why Apple has such a following with iTunes & the iPod. The fact that these are available to those interested is awesome. I applaud Apple and C-Span. Keep more informative downloads like these coming.

Posted by HalcyonGT on July 19, 2004 at 1:04 PM (CDT)


next i would like to see federlast papers and maby some adam smith

Posted by jwb on July 19, 2004 at 11:07 PM (CDT)

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