The Two-Way
4:00 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Kids and Sept. 11: The Day 'Children Realized ... Grownups Were Vulnerable'

Keri McMorrow, 7, visits the memorial pool where her uncle's name is engraved, during tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site.
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Originally published on Mon September 12, 2011 5:38 am

It seems there are two types of stories about how children who experienced Sept. 11: First, of course, there are the stories about the children who lost parents on that day, and then there are those who are too young to remember what life was like before the attacks.

NPR's Zoe Chace talked to some of those kids in New York. She filed this report:

Kate Bralauer is 11. She's from Manhattan, she's never seen the skyline with the towers in it. But 9/11 matters to her.

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The Two-Way
3:02 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Fighter Jets Scrambled To Escort American Airlines Flight To New York City

NORAD scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight traveling from Los Angeles to New York, today, after three passengers locked themselves in a bathroom and refused to come out.

The AP reports:

Flight 34 landed safely after 4 p.m. Sunday. The nature of the incident was unclear but a law enforcement official says it isn't thought to be terrorism.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
1:47 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

How Aaron Brown Became CNN's Voice Of Sept. 11

Aaron Brown reported for 17 straight hours on Sept. 11, 2001.
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On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Aaron Brown came into work at CNN still preparing for his new role as the anchor of the network's flagship evening broadcast. He wasn't supposed to go on air for several more weeks, but on that morning and in the days that followed, Brown became the guide for millions of viewers glued to their television sets.

As he scurried to the roof of CNN's headquarters in New York shortly after the towers were hit, Brown remembers stopping in the middle of 8th Avenue and telling himself to stay calm.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
1:37 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Reporter Recalls 'Reckless Courage' At Ground Zero

A worker looks over the field of debris of the collapsed south tower area of the World Trade Center in March 2002 in New York City. Many workers chose not to wear the respirators provided for them, except in the most extreme conditions. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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It took journalist and author William Langewiesche several days to get to ground zero after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The airports were closed, and he lived in California.

But as soon as he arrived, he and his editors at the Atlantic Monthly began frantically trying to gain access to the highly restricted site where the Twin Towers had stood.

Langewiesche contacted the head of an obscure city agency, the Department of Design and Construction, Kenneth Holden.

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Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
1:20 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Ashcroft: War On Terror Won 'One Day At A Time'

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft speaks at the Heritage Foundation in 2010 in Washington, DC. Ashcroft spoke about the U.S. Supreme Court's second opportunity to review the rights of Guantanamo detainees.
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John Ashcroft's term as attorney general under George W. Bush was redefined by Sept. 11.

And he tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, that the techniques endorsed by his Justice Department were necessary, from warrantless wiretaps to so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques."

Defending The Patriot Act

One of Ashcroft's most controversial legacies is the Patriot Act, a piece of legislation that dramatically expanded the surveillance capabilities of law enforcement for monitoring terrorism suspects.

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The Two-Way
1:19 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Honoring The Four-Legged Heroes

Susannah George NPR

NPR's Joel Rose was in New Jersey today, where he stumbled upon another Sept. 11 tribute:

A different breed of heroes from September 11th gathered across the Hudson River from Ground Zero. Dozens of service and therapy dogs from around the country gathered with their handlers at Liberty State Park. The event, billed as "Finding One Another," was intended to celebrate the contributions of search and rescue dogs on 9/11 and since.

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The Two-Way
12:15 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

VIDEOS: Reading Of The Names, Remembering Those Lost

Originally published on Mon September 12, 2011 5:39 am

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The Two-Way
10:50 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Lincoln Letter Read By Bush Has Raised Questions Over Years

Though it is widely recognized as "one of the finest pieces of American presidential prose," as The Associated Press wrote in 2008, the "Bixby Letter" that President George W. Bush read this morning during the Sept. 11 memorial service in New York City has been the subject of several questions over the years.

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Africa
9:49 am
Sun September 11, 2011

Rebels Face Resistance From Pro-Gadhafi Forces

A Libyan National Transitional Council fighter keeps watch from atop his rocket launcher during a patrol mission near Wadi Bei, near the western city of Misrata, on Sunday.
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Libyan rebels are massed Sunday outside two cities that remain in the hands of forces loyal to ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Rebels tried to advance Saturday on the town of Bani Waleed, about 90 miles southeast of Tripoli, but the advance was aborted, apparently to clear the way for NATO airstrikes on loyalist positions.

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The Two-Way
9:42 am
Sun September 11, 2011

At Ground Zero, Families Are Exploring The New Quiet Space

Family members of the victims entered the 9/11 Memorial Plaza for the first time today.
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(As we continue covering the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, NPR's Brendan Banaszak tells us that at Ground Zero, families of those killed there are already turning the new memorial into a quiet place of remembrance.)

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