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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Joel Meyerowitz was the only professional photographer granted entry to Ground Zero. On today’s show, he discusses recording the recovery efforts after 9/11. We’ll also hear one woman’s story of recovering after flames from the World Trade Center burned 80 percent of her body. Alexandra Styron talks about growing up the daughter of the brilliant and tormented writer, William Styron. Plus, we’ll take a look at how architecture has changed in the last decade.

Joel Meyerowitz on Photographing Ground Zero

Photographer Joel Meyerowitz discusses the 10th anniversary edition/re-release of Aftermath, his book of photographs he took that record the recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He was the only professional photographer granted entry to the site. A number of his photographs will be displayed in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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Impressions of 9/11: Katie Couric

The events of September 11th affected all of us. Every day this week, you’ll hear from some of our guests over the last 6 months about how the events of September 11th affected them and the city. We start off with Katie Couric, who was on the show in April, just before she stepped down from her post at the CBS Evening News. After the show, we asked her about her experience on September 11th.


Unmeasured Strength

Lauren Manning, former managing director and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, tells the story of her near death experience on 9/11 and her subsequent ten-year journey of survival and rebirth. In Unmeasured Strength she tells the riveting story of that transformation and her struggle to recover.

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Alexandra Styron: Reading My Father

Alexandra Styron describes her experience growing up as the daughter of the brilliant, tormented Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Styron. In constant pursuit of The Great Novel, he and his work were the dominant force in his family’s life. Reading My Father portrays the wide sweep of his life, from his childhood to his literary success to his spiral into depression.


Architecture, Public Planning, and Security

Susan Silberberg, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at MIT and planning consultant, and Robert Rogers, Principal at Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC, discuss the physical changes to our public realm post 9/11. Susan Silberberg has been studying how "security creep" is impacting city dwellers and the varied motivations for the securitization of urban space. Robert Rogers' firm, Rogers Marvel, has helped design sections of Battery Park City to insure security for the buildings in and around that neighborhood, developed new architecturally pleasing street elements for Wall Street to insure security, and has developed a master plan for the area around the Pentagon.


Guest Picks: Alexandra Styron

Alexandra Styron stopped by The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about some of her favorite movies, music, and more.


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