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This fall, WGBH News joined our community and the world marking the somber anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day to remember both the attacks and the changes they brought to the country; the pain of that day and the healing that continues to this day.

A DECADE OF STORIES
Sept. 11, From The Rooftops

Millions of Americans vividly recall where they were ten years ago on September. Some that day were standing on rooftops, terraces, staring from the windows of tall buildings and looking out from balconies.
BEAT THE PRESS
The Media's Coverage Of Sept. 11

In this special presentation, Beat the Press looks back at the media's coverage of the September 11 terror attacks, the media's relationship with the government during times of war, and how the media itself has dramatically changed over the past 10 years.
REFLECTION
On Sept. 11, Activating The 'Family Assistance Center'

Betty Desrosiers is currently the director of aviation planning and strategy for Logan Airport. On September 11, 2001, she was the director of the Family Assistance Center at Logan Airport. 
A DECADE OF STORIES
For Some Youth, Sept. 11 Changed Lives

It may be too early to say how Sept. 11 affected the millennial generation, who came of age in its aftermath. But it did bring change, one person at a time. Here are three stories of youths whose lives were altered because of that day.
THE EMILY ROONEY SHOW
Sen. John Kerry Remembers Sept. 11

On the morning of September 11th 2001, like most Americans, Senator John Kerry was glued to the TV. He was watching the unfolding coverage of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center when, all of the sudden, out the window he saw the cloud of an explosion at the Pentagon. He joins us with the story of what came next.
THE EMILY ROONEY SHOW
Rep. Lynch: A Primary Election On Sept. 11

Massachusetts’ 9th-district Congressman Stephen Lynch was in the middle of an election day race when he learned the news about the attacks.
POLITICS
Without Answers, A Brand-New Gov. Tried To Lead

On Sept. 11, 2011, Acting Gov. Jane Swift was in her first month on the job — and a new mother of twins. Her first task was to encourage voters to head to the polls for a special election. Her second was to figure out how to lead the state in a time of unimaginable trouble.
REFLECTIONS
Reflections On Sept. 11

WGBH asked Bostonians and Massachusetts residents of all stripes — from security officials to comedians to a yoga teacher — to reflect on their experience of Sept. 11 and its aftermath. Listen to those reflections.
THE CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
Terry Rockefeller: Peaceful Tomorrows

Terry Rockefeller lost her sister in the World Trade Center attacks. Since then, Terry has been working with Peaceful Tomorrows and an Iraqi nonviolence group, La'Onf, on nonviolent actions in pursuit of justice.
REFLECTION
'There Was No Time To React. I Just Went Into Trance Mode.'

Elaine Sciolino is an author and Paris correspondent and former Paris bureau chief for The New York Times. She recalls where she was and how she reacted to the news of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
A DECADE OF STORIES
In The Arts, A Sept. 11 Narrative Emerges

At first, it wasn't clear how the art world could or should respond to the Sept. 11 attacks. Today works of visual art, theater and dance explore the attacks and its aftermath — and audience members are engaging with it.
More: The Callie Crossley Show: Sept. 11 in film
RELIGION
After Controversy, Boston Muslims Find Inclusion, Community

At a barbecue at Roxbury's Islamic Cultural Center, WGBH's Adam Reilly speaks with Boston-area Muslims about how they feel they're perceived here, 10 years after Sept. 11.
BOOKS
Sept. 11 Stories Make Their Way Into Literature

In the decade since September 11, 2001, a body of literature has emerged, as writers of both fiction and non-fiction have attempted to process, understand and express what happened on that tragic day. Here is author and regular Emily Rooney Show contributor Steve Almond offers a short survey.  
REFLECTION
'This May Be Our Moment'

As he tried to counsel parishioners at his new church in Northboro on Sept. 11, Pastor Len Cowan says he was especially moved by the bravery and courage firefighters and volunteers showed that day. 
REFLECTION
'The Biggest Danger Is Overreacting'

On Sept. 11, Prof. Joe Nye was the dean of the Kennedy School. Nye reflects on how he led his students that day — and the implications of the attack for the country.
A DECADE OF STORIES
Plane Spotters Lend Eyes To The Sky

Plane spotters are unofficial watchdogs of the sky. But since Sept. 11, the plane spotters themselves are now being more carefully watched.
MAKING MUSIC
After 9/11, Waltham Musician Plays On

Meet Amy Fairchild. In September 2001, after years of writing songs and getting her name out there, her dreams of a professional life in music seemed to be coming true.
REFLECTION
'I Want Him To Feel The World Is Still A Good Place'


Sunanda Narayanan is a business manager at WGBH. Her son was born on Sept. 10, 2001. Here, she reflects on raising a child in the aftermath of the attacks.
 
REACHING OUT
Boston Readies For Sept. 11 'Day Of Service'


Residents from across Massachusetts are responding in large numbers to a national call for service on September 11. This year's date may result in the largest outpouring of volunteerism the state has ever seen.
 
REFLECTION
'It's Still As Important As It Was Yesterday'


Mike Leone has been the port director for the Massachusetts Port Authority for 13 years. He describes how Sept. 11, 2001 fundamentally changed his job.
 
INTERVIEW
9/11 Brought 'Complete' Change To Cape Air


Sept. 11 brought havoc to the U.S. airline business. As airlines scrambled to shore up security, many went bankrupt.
 
REFLECTION
'Somebody Started Singing God Bless America'


Ilene Fischer is a playwright, comedian and television director who lives in Arlington. On Sept. 11, she was working in Los Angeles. She remembers watching the events unfold from a sports network on the other side of the country.
A DECADE OF STORIES
After The Call, Cape Cod Fighter Pilots Patrolled The Skies


Colonel Timothy Duffy was a first-responder on Sept. 11, arriving at the Twin Towers in one of Otis's F-15 Eagles, along with his wingman, Major Daniel Nash. People often ask Duffy if he'd arrived in New York sooner, would he have shot down a hijacked airliner?
THE EMILY ROONEY SHOW
On 9/11 Anniversary, Sen. Brown 'Yearns' For Unity


Senator Scott Brown says he wishes Washington lawmakers would embrace the same kind of bipartisan unity that followed the 9/11 terror attacks.
 
THE CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW
The True Costs Of War

Two professors at Brown University's Watson Institute, Neta Crawford and Catherine Lutz, enlisted the help of experts across many disciplines to try to measure the costs — human, economic, social and political — of the War on Terror.
REFLECTION
Ed Freni: 'We Had To Find Ways To Harden The Airport'


On Sept. 11, 2001, Ed Freni was Director of Aviation Operations for Logan Airport. Today, he is Director of Aviation for three airports owned by Massport: Logan, Hanscom Airfield and Worcester Regional Airport. He reflects on learning two airplanes had left his airport, bound for the World Trade Center.


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