The Indiana Public Media newsroom, as well as NPR and PBS, will be bringing you special programming before, during, and after the weekend that marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Listen in for a special Noon Edition on Friday, September 9, when we examine how life has changed for Hoosiers in the decade since 9/11. We’ll speak with 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton; sociologist Robert White, who specializes in terrorism and political violence at IUPUI; and Mark S. Hamm, a sociologist in criminology theory, terrorism and public policy at ISU, who was a guest on Noon Edition the Friday after 9/11 ten years ago. We’ll also hear from Safaa Zarzour, Secretary General for the Islamic Society of North America, who will provide his perspective on how things have changed for Muslim-Americans in the last decade. During that hour we’ll take comments from listeners tuned in to stations around Indiana. You can call 812-855-0811 or 877-285-WFIU, or live chat during the program here.
Then, on the 10th anniversary of the day itself, we’ll be offering an extended Weekend Edition Sunday until 2 p.m. Turn to us for a full cross-section of the day’s live events from Ground Zero to the Pentagon to Shanksville and far beyond, anchored by the new Sunday host of Weekend Edition, Audie Cornish.
During the 1 p.m. hour of the extended Weekend Edition, we’ll also bring you How 9/11 Shaped Indiana, a special from the WFIU newsroom in which we dig deeper into the long-term impact of 9/11 on Indiana. How has transportation security changed here? How is life different for schoolchildren growing up in the shadow of 9/11? Is there, ten years later, a new “normal” in life for all Hoosiers? Join us as we discuss these issues and more.
For two hours beginning at 3, after a rebroadcast of Noon Edition, we’ll join Neal Conan, host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation (heard weekdays at 2 on WFIU-HD2), as he recaps the day’s events, brings you voices of people touched by 9/11, and hears from listeners with thoughts and reflections to share.
And, that evening at 8, we’ll bring you We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11. It’s a collaboration between StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, hosted by Audie Cornish, that takes an intimate look at lives forever changed by the attacks.
You can expect NPR and WFIU to deliver a rich tapestry of stories from close to home and around the country that will illustrate how our state, nation, and world have changed.
WTIU will commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11th with a special series of new and encore programs leading up to and continuing beyond Sunday, September 11th. Programs in news and public affairs, science, and the performing arts are planned as part of the remembrance. In addition to these broadcasts, PBS.org and wtiu.indiana.edu will feature comprehensive coverage of the tenth anniversary of September 11th, including full-episode streaming of programs the day after broadcast and archival programs chronicling the attacks’ impact on our nation. The commemoration concludes with the majority of the members of the 9/11 Commission at the IU Auditorium for a discussion of how they look at the events of 9/11 with a decade behind them.
Frontline: Top Secret America
Tuesday, September 6 at 9pm
Frontline asks how a decade of fighting terrorism has reshaped the country and whether it has made us any safer.
NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero
Wednesday, September 7 at 9pm
NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit. This program follows the construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero
Wednesday, September 7 at 10pm
This program explores and illuminates the many spiritual questions that have come out of the terror, pain and destruction at Ground Zero.
America Remembers – 9/11
Sunday, September 11 at 8pm
The PBS NewsHour presents a one-hour special broadcast commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The team will examine the significance of the day in many different communities across the nation.
Great Performances: The New York Philharmonic 10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11
Sunday, September 11 at 9pm
The New York Philharmonic, under conductor Alan Gilbert, with guest soloists and the New York Choral Artists, performs Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”
Frontline: The Man Who Knew
Sunday, September 11 at 10:30pm
When the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, among the thousands killed was the one man who may have known more about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda than any other person in America: John O’Neill.
Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect
On Thursday, September 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., WFIU and WTIU (30.2) will broadcast a special event live from IU Auditorium. WTIU (30.1) will rebroadcast the program at 8pm on Thursday, September 15.
Former Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN), vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission, will reunite with eight of the Commission’s members for a panel discussion about the events that occurred in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
The discussion will be moderated by Ken Bode, former political analyst for PBS, CNN, and NBC.