StoryCast 21: 9/11 Janice Brooks: Inside the South Tower Sky News
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Today is the 20th anniversary of 9/11 – planes smashing into New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, George Bush reading to infants, the sudden, horrifying collapse of the twin towers, the terrible dust. Two decades on, there were a few retrospective programmes – though not perhaps as many as you might have expected. Radio 4 contented itself with a 45-minute roundtable discussion.
Of course, even if there had been no anniversary programmes at all, we’d remember 9/11. But how would we remember it – and why? 9/12 attempts to understand. Hosted by the journalist Dan Taberski, familiar to many from Missing Richard Simmons, this podcast looks at the morning(s) after the night before: the consequences, immediate and far-reaching, of al-Qaida’s outrageous attack. Not the political results, more the ripple effect of 9/11 on US culture. How it changed the way Americans approached their lives. Their reaction….