The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 - Special Coverage from GPB Radio and NPR
To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, GPB Radio and NPR will provide special programs throughout the day. This coverage includes news reports from New York and Washington DC along with special remembrances of the day and reflections on how America has changed.
Our program schedule on Sunday, September 11th:
- 7am – Being with Krista Tippett
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, On Being presents a special program originating from the edge of Ground Zero at St Paul’s Chapel, the heart and soul of recovery efforts in the days and months after 9/11. Host Krista Tippett leads a live discussion in the round with The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg, journalist Pankaj Mishra, and Serene Jones, president of NYC’s historic Union Seminary. We will consider how 9/1 changed us as a people and what we’ve learned in the meantime. What are we just understanding now? How will we pass on the meaning of this event to future generations?
- 8am - 11am - 10th Anniversary coverage of 9/11 from NPR News
To mark 10 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon on September 11, GPB and NPR will have special coverage of the day. The overarching theme is: How has America changed? We will have stories ranging from national security to politics to our culture, and also reflecting on the human toll -- the impact of September 11th on people's lives and our country.
Weekend Edition Sunday host Audie Cornish along with NPR editors and producers will provide a rich tapestry of stories from around the nation. The coverage aims to provide you with meaningful ways of looking back, taking stock, and gaining a better understanding of how as a nation and as a people the U.S. and its citizens have changed.
- 11am – The Sonic Memorial Project
On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we re-visit The Sonic Memorial Project, which commemorates the life and history of the World Trade Center and the people who passed through its doors. A collaboration between The Kitchen Sisters Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, NPR, independent producers, and stations and listeners nationwide, the project was created with audio artifacts, rare recordings, and the input of thousands of people who called in with their personal stories.
New York writer Paul Auster hosts this remastered special, featuring stories that focus on little-known aspects of the life and history of the World Trade Center and surrounding neighborhood.
- 12pm - Radio Rookies - Our 9/11: Growing Up In The Aftermath
To mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, Radio Rookies, WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning youth journalism program, presents “Our 9/11: Growing Up in The Aftermath”.
Last spring, Radio Rookies put out a call for young people to tell us about their 9/11. In this hour, six young people report on the ways that day and what came after shaped who they are now. Some faced deep personal losses and others felt changed because they were so young when the towers fell.
Eric’s older brother Paul worked in Tower 1 and never made it home. Jillian lost her father, a New York City police officer. Norhan suddenly found herself the target of other kids’ animosity and fear because she is Muslim. Brendan and Joey weren’t personally affected by the attacks, but they felt called to service. Erin, whose father was a New York City firefighter, spent the months after 9/11 attending funerals and watching her father struggle to recover from injuries both physical and psychological.
- 1pm - We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11
Hosted by NPR's Audie Cornish, in partnership with StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, We Remember takes an intimate look at lives forever changed by the attacks on 9/11.
These are stories from families and friends who tell us about their loved ones and their loss: the father who recalls the last words he shared with his son, the recovery worker who discovers a new meaning for normal, the fireman's daughter who knew that her dad who perished in the line of duty wouldn't have wanted it any other way. On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, we check in with StoryCorps families to find out how they make their way today.
- 2pm - 10th Anniversary coverage of 9/11 from NPR News
Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan will be joined by our correspondents at sites around the country, as well as by NPR commentator Ted Koppel. Neal will talk with first responders who were called to the sites 10 years ago, and with victims' family members and survivors of the attacks. He will also take calls from listeners about their memories of September 11th, 2001, and will ask them to reflect on how their lives were shaped by the events of that day
- 5pm - All Things Considered
All Things Considered host Guy Raz and NPR correspondents in Washington, at the Pentagon, in Pennsylvania and in New York will report and reflect on the day.
- 6pm - On the Media
To mark the anniversary of September 11th, On the Media has a story with Comedian Marc Maron. He discusses writing jokes in a post-9/11 world, and host Brooke Gladstone revists her conversation with Will Ferrell right after the attacks. Plus, the littlest neocon ever: how September 11th turned a six-year-old into an avid consumer of conservative media.
- 7pm - Being with Krista Tippett
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11,On Being presents a special program originating from the edge of Ground Zero at St Paul’s Chapel, the heart and soul of recovery efforts in the days and months after 9/11. Host Krista Tippett leads a live discussion in the round with The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg, journalist Pankaj Mishra, and Serene Jones, president of NYC’s historic Union Seminary. We will consider how 9/1 changed us as a people and what we’ve learned in the meantime. What are we just understanding now? How will we pass on the meaning of this event to future generations?
- 8pm -A Concert For Hope
We bring you live coverage of the Washington National Cathedral's A Concert for Hope. President Barack Obama will speak during the concert, which features performances by Patti Labelle, Alan Jackson and Denyce Graves.
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