Friday, September 09, 2011
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.
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.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
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.
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.
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.
Watch the video and slideshow below:
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.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
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.
Explore all of the stories, music, images and events surrounding the tenth anniversary of 9/11 from New York Public Radio: WNYC, WQXR and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.