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Jeff Daniels plays FBI agent fighting Al Qaeda in ‘The Looming Tower’

The fact-based miniseries “The Looming Tower” stars Jeff Daniels as an FBI agent concerned about the rising threat of Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in the late 1990s. The actor tells TODAY that his character, John O’Neill, was “a real American hero.” He also talks about “The Newsroom,” saying that it belongs on his tombstone (along with “Dumb and Dumber”).

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