Local community radio station KZ88 will broadcast a nine-hour memorial program on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
When terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, precious lives were lost forever and the sense of security Americans enjoyed in their homeland was completely shattered. A decade later, “9/11’s Footprint on America” will examine who we have become because of it – as individuals and as a society.
The program will begin on KZ88 (88.1 FM) at 11 a.m.
Through the words of the people who lost their loved ones, who fought the flames at Ground Zero, who sustained life-altering injuries and who suffered the consequences, listeners will hear firsthand how America and her people have evolved in spite of the terror inflicted upon them.
The memorial broadcast will begin the way Sept. 11, 2001 began for listeners with “Democracy Now!” broadcasting ‘live’ from New York, only a few blocks away from where the planes hit the towers. Amy Goodman will take listeners back to that ill fated day with actual sound gathered on the scene as well as her own personal recollections.
Throughout the day reporters will speak from locations throughout New York, including Ground Zero and other major events around the city as they occur.
The commemorative broadcast will include the perspectives of the artists, the poets, the grassroots activists and average citizens.
A former WUSA reporter who was forced to seek therapy after witnessing the attack on the Pentagon shares his perspective. Noted Investigative BBC Journalist Anthony Summers, author of the newly released book ‘The Full Story of 911 and Osama Bin Laden’ will explore some of the unanswered questions around the attack on the Pentagon.
Listeners will also hear a roundtable discussion led by Attorney Michael Ratner, director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, about the abuse of powers post-9/11, such as domestic surveillance, FBI guidelines, criminalizing dissent and illegal wars.
In depth, balanced debate will address lingering questions raised about the Commission Report, and the debate over the science of the Twin Towers’ collapse. Listener call-ins from around the country will bring the broadcast back to the ‘man/woman – on – the street’ by the end of the day.
This memorial live broadcast will start on KZ88 at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.