Never-before-seen photos show what Bush Administration did immediately after Sept. 11 attacks

President George W. Bush sat with a children's book in his hands as his chief of staff leaned over to whisper in his ear that the World Trade Center had been attacked Sept. 11, 2001. Many Americans have seen the photo of Bush's reaction, but what they haven't seen is how the administration responded immediately after that whispered news.

Never-before-seen-photos from those events came to light last week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the PBS investigative series "Frontline." The photos give a behind-the-scenes look at the administration reacted including how the former president prepared his speech to address the nation.

>> Click the gallery above to see the newly released photos of the Bush Administration on Sept. 11, 2001.

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum released the photos after "Frontline" coordinating producer Colette Neirouz Hanna along with Michael Kirk and the Kirk Documentary requested photos taken by President Bush' personal photographer on the day of the attacks.