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Watch | Speaking with 9/11 Memorial Construction Workers

Friday, September 09, 2011

WNYC

The 9/11 Memorial has been underway for the past three years — since the fall of 2008. In the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, WNYC producers Laura Mayer and Stephen Nessen went down to the World Trade Center site to collect impressions and stories from the construction workers working on the memorial and towers.

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The Takeaway

Remembering 9/11: When Americans Lost Control

Friday, September 09, 2011

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, there were many human casualties. But for some, like John Hockenberry, one of the most significant casualties in his own life was a feeling of control. Ten years later, Hockenberry reflects on the attacks, and what they have wrought for New Yorkers, and indeed all Americans, in anticipation of the tenth anniversary of September 11th.

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Q2 Music

David Del Tredici Performs Missing Towers

Thursday, September 08, 2011

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There are only a few, fleeting moments when one feels instantly thrust in to history. How does a seasoned artist react to such ephemera? In the video below, New York composer David Del Tredici shares Gotham Glory: Missing Towers, his musical mirage of the two ghosts of 9/11 that loom over Ground Zero.

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Know Your Neighbor

Eric, The 9/11 Brother

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Eric was 12 years old when his older brother, Paul, went into work at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Paul didn't make it out. And things at home turned ugly.

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Features

Why I Didn't 'Heart NY More Than Ever' and What I Did About It

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In late September 2001, WNYC aired a piece by one of our producers, Jule Gardner (now Banville) about her decision to leave New York just after the attacks. We checked back with her recently and found out her life’s changed more than a little since that move.

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The Takeaway

Osama Bin Laden Dead, 9/11 Family Members and Others Celebrate in Times Square

Monday, May 02, 2011

While a large gathering at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan featured cheers, tears, and even the popping of champagne, a somewhat smaller but still-jubilant gathering was happening in Times Square early in the morning.

A few hundred people, waving flags, chanting "USA" and even singing the song "Don't Stop Believing" by American power ballad band Journey packed into the middle of the street at 42nd, as onlookers and journalists on the periphery watched.

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It's A Free Country ®

Video and Transcript: President Obama's Speech on bin Laden's Death

Sunday, May 01, 2011

President Obama: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world, the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory - hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

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Features

New 9/11 Time-Lapse Documentary Debuts at Sundance

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Though it may not have won the big documentary award at Sundance, Jim Whitaker's "Rebirth" is likely to be of special note to New Yorkers: it's a new documentary about 9/11 and Ground Zero.

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Know Your Neighbor

Ahmed, The Muslim Detective

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Meet Detective Ahmed Nasser, a Yemeni immigrant who has tried to make post-9/11 life easier for Muslim New Yorkers.

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