The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television on September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The film was written by screenwriter Cyrus Nowrasteh, and directed by David L. Cunningham; it stars Harvey Keitel and Donnie Wahlberg. The film was controversial for its alleged misrepresentation of events and people and required last-minute editing before broadcast. ABC spent $40 million on the project, but The Path to 9/11 was beaten in the ratings by an NFL game.