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victor27  Sep 10, 2015 • 6:52:23pm

In the 14 years since September 11th, I’ve gone from working at Madison Ave and 54th St., to what was once called 4 World Financial Center. This year, I’ll have almost a bird’s eye view of the memorial events.

I walk past the new One World Trade Center twice daily; I’ve walked past the September 11th Memorial more than a few times.

But I’ve never visited the Observatory, and I still can’t get myself to visit the memorial. It’s still too raw for me. No, I didn’t lose anyone that day, but I’m a New Yorker - everyone who was killed on that day was family to me.

I can remember the events of that morning with crystal clarity. I’ll always reflect upon the loss of so many innocent people; so many heroes who gave all.

And then, I’ll come home, hug my wife, and remember that even on that terrible, terrible day, the sky was as blue and as full of promise as I’ve ever seen: even on that horrible day, there was a sign of hope.

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CleverToad  Sep 10, 2015 • 7:01:41pm

Watched the coverage that day and waited for news of the niece who was living in NYC then. We got lucky, she made it home many hours late, but not injured. So many people didn’t.

I remember wondering if hearing the news of Pearl Harbor on the radio felt like this — you know the world has changed profoundly, but not yet in what way. Asked my mom that day what she’d thought: she was 17 in 1941, she said she didn’t really remember the first broadcast, it only hit home later. Maybe seeing makes a more visceral impact than hearing. Maybe it was just the difference between 17 and 45.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 10, 2015 • 7:44:33pm

I was working in the King of Prussia, PA area when this happened. One co-worker came into to work and said that she heard on the radio that a plane flew into the WTC. After that everyone who had an internet connection used it to find out more information. I pulled out my old Sony radio so everyone could hear the news as it was happening. An email went out to all employees stating that we had the rest of the day off and to call a number to find out if we would be working the next day. When I got home it was all over the news. I still remember seeing lit memorial candles in front of the Moscow Embassy and Queen Elizabeth walk into Westminster Abbey to the Star Spangled Banner. I still have my copy of The Wall Street Journal for that day.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 10, 2015 • 11:00:37pm

We now have a generation of kids who have grown up knowing about 9/11 but who were not alive when it happened. The history and importance of the day is, I don’t beieve, lost on any of us, but it’s markedly different for those who know the before and after of 9/11. Those of us who remember the relatively calm and prosperous 90s and then the swift change that happened that warm September today. 9/11 was, like Peal Harbor or the Kennedy Assassination, a huge “hard stop” moment in American history.

I’ll be writing more on this tomorrow but I also wanted to point out that most of the 9/11 news broadcasts from the major networks are available on Youtube.

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CuriousLurker  Sep 11, 2015 • 10:30:52am

Excellent page as always, lawhawk. Thanks.

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CarolJ  Sep 11, 2015 • 11:02:22am

Don’t forget that archive.org also has the television archive of the broadcasts as well.

I was home, watching tv. It was my daily habit to watch the news, and being laid off at the moment, I had plenty of time. Watching the Today Show that morning, and first hearing the reports of the plane that had crashed into the tower, I thought it might be just a horrific accident of some kind. Engine malfunction or stoned pilot? Then the second tower was hit and fell, and I was in shock. I had never watched something like this before, thousands dying on live television. Of course it was nothing compared to those who were under the towers, smelling the smoke and hearing the screams of the dying.

Yes, I’m old enough to remember Vietnam, but even then I think as a kid I was sheltered from the live carnage. And the other forms of Sixties violence had a tape delay-except for the riots occurring outside my house and down the street. And I could imagine the horror for those inside. Imagine going to work and not knowing it would be your last day of your life, and before your first coffee break choking to death. What cause could be worth such horror and suffering of people who absolutely had nothing to do with whatever grievance they had?

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Skandal  Sep 11, 2015 • 11:19:59am

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Uploaded on Sep 10, 2011

Live uncut news footage from 6 different news stations (NBC, CBS, BBC, CNN, FOX, ABC) which aired on the morning of 9/11/01. All the footage is synced and starts at 8:48am. The audio highlights different stations throughout the video so that we get an overview of the reporting as a whole.

Approximately one minute into the video CNN cuts to the events at the World Trade Center. As the rest follow shortly afterwards, the stations converge on the same iconic images of the burning buildings at times even using the same live feed.

It is interesting to note that there is no indication that this is a terrorist attack until the second plane hits the second building at approximately 15 mins in.

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KiTA  Sep 12, 2015 • 9:21:22pm

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