Disney has no plans to release a 2006 ABC mini-series entitled Path to 9/11 on DVD, says The Hollywood Reporter. Disney stockholders recently met in Albequerque, New Mexico, and Tom Borelli, a Disney portfolio fund manager, accused CEO Michael Iger of protecting political considerations in withholding this DVD. Apparently, not only does Disney not want to release the mini-series on DVD, but they will not sell the rights to other studios as well. Borelli apparently had a letter from Lionsgate claiming that Disney would not sell the DVD rights to another company.
Borelli also accused Iger of political motivations in withholding this mini-series - which revolved around President Bill Clinton's mishandling of terror threats which may have eventually led to the 9/11 attack - since Iger has been an avid supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House.
Iger claimed that his decision on this DVD was based on financial aspects, not political, but some beg to differ. Path to 9/11 screenwriter Cyrus Nowrasteh told reporters that an ABC Studios exec said to him that, "If Hillary weren't running for president, this wouldn't be a problem."
The 2006 mini-series was so controversial that several prominent Democrats asked Disney not to air the program. It aired, after some last-minute edits, commercial-free.