Yesterday, on The View, Rob Lowe dropped a bomb on the American public:
"I flew with the 911 hijackers on the dry run, without realizing. I was shooting The West Wing in DC at the time and I always took the flight that leaves Dulles to Los Angeles that they eventually put into the Pentagon… It was eleven days before 9/11, I made the flight a lot and I didn’t think anything of it. I got on the flight and it was packed, small plane. Looked around the cabin, don't remember anything in particular, nobody looked scary, nobody looked like a terrorist. It looked like an absolutely normal flight."
Lowe's admission raises a few questions. For one, why wait ten years to reveal this gem of information? Could it be that you'd like to share the spotlight with bin Laden and the general remembrance of 9/11, just a few days after his death — when you just so happen to also have a book to promote?
That said, it is interesting — I'd never realized that people who were on the 9/11 dry-runs would have known, (although, in retrospect, of course they did) — if a somewhat tactless publicity grab at the same time.