The 1990s have been described as both a period of unbridled optimism and complacency. The stories that captured the nation's attention included such vital issues as a Presidential sex scandal and the O.J. Simpson trial. A decade of peace and prosperity came to a crashing halt two weeks ago when the largest terrorist attcks in American history jarred the nation back to earth.
Pulitzer Prize winner Haynes Johnson says it was the mistakes of the 1990's that made the United States ripe for the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author of "The Best of Times: America in the Clinton Years"
This program aired on September 26, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.