Thursday and Friday mornings, September 8th and 9th, we’ll broadcast live from Manhattan in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Our guests will include survivors, family members of victims, first responders, journalists, and religious leaders.
Three months after the attacks, we broadcast live from New York City for a full week. It was a remarkable time, when the city was just starting to move beyond immediate trauma. I vividly remember how quiet Manhattan seemed, compared to the usual honking. There was also more willingness to make eye contact and warmly engage others than I had typically seen in New York.
In my visits since, I’ve seen the city get back to its usual vibe, but the scars of 9/11 aren’t going anywhere. Especially in lower Manhattan, it’s impossible to put the attacks out of mind.
Please share your thoughts about NYC ten years after, and let me know if there are any questions or aspects of life in the city that you’d like me to focus on when we’re there.