The second episode of Showtime's Roger Ailes miniseries skipped the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal to cover 9/11 and the Fox News founder's involvement in advising President George W. Bush's White House after the tragedy. "We all understood the triggering aspects of the imagery," says showrunner Alex Metcalf. "But I think that's the moment where everything changed and to not be honest to the imagery of the day would be a cheat. Both in the sense of how it makes us, the audience, feel and how it makes those characters feel, because that's what they were doing all day. They spent all day there watching the towers fall again and again and again." Director and producer Kari Skogland says using real footage was a "a big conversation, and we were really very sensitive and careful. I also wanted to portray it as honestly as I could and let the audience decide."