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.