skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

America Remembers - 9/11

Airs Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: PBS NEWSHOUR correspondents: Judy Woodruff, Margaret Warner, Jeffrey Brown, Hari Sreenivasan, Gwen Ifill and Ray Suarez.

"PBS Newshour" presents a one-hour special broadcast commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The "PBS Newshour" team will examine the significance of the day in many different communities across the nation.

Hari Sreenivasan will narrate an account of the three major memorial observances at Ground Zero in New York City, at the Pentagon near Washington, DC, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Graphic book cover of "The Legacy Letters, Messages of Life and Hope from 9/11 Family Members." Collected by Tuesday's Children, and edited by Brian Curtis.
Enlarge this image

Above: Graphic book cover of "The Legacy Letters, Messages of Life and Hope from 9/11 Family Members." Collected by Tuesday's Children, and edited by Brian Curtis.

Jeffrey Brown will speak with several contributors to a new book, "Legacy Letters;" all have written letters, filled with insights gained in the past 10 years, to the family members they lost when the Twin Towers collapsed in New York.

Ray Suarez will explore the attitudes of American Muslims, their efforts to get beyond the deep mistrust caused by 9/11 and their perspectives on what the future looks like for them; the story will be shot in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Judy Woodruff introduces viewers to a generation of young Americans who know only a post-9/11 world and visits a small town in California that has made extraordinary contributions, in terms of young lives lost, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gwen Ifill will explore a decade of war’s impact on hundreds of thousands of soldiers and their families and the nation’s efforts to care for them.

The broadcast will also include several pieces of a “video quilt” the PBS audience has been invited to help produce, using the "PBS Newshour's" social media sites. If you would like to add your voice, there is still plenty of time.

Video

9/11 Anniversary: How Did Attacks Change Your Life?

Above: As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the "PBS NewsHour" wants to know how the events affected you. We have five questions and we'd like to hear your responses. Tune in on Sunday, Sept. 11, for a special "NewsHour" broadcast to mark the anniversary. The Questions: Is the U.S. safer now than before 9/11? Was the course or direction of your life changed on 9/11. If so, how? It was often said that 9/11 "changed everything." Did it? How would you describe current relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States? Have we achieved a balance between your civil liberties and security? Submit Your Video

Video

Alma Lewis, Delaware: 9/11 Anniversary: How Did Attacks Change Your Life?

Above: Alma Lewis' response to "PBS NewsHour" 9/11 questions (Delaware).

Video

Deena Kuko, California: 9/11 Anniversary: How Did Attacks Change Your Life?

Above: Deena Kuko's response to "PBS NewsHour" 9/11 questions (California).

Video

Anthony Glenn, New York: 9/11 Anniversary: How Did Attacks Change Your Life?

Above: Anthony Glenn's response to "PBS NewsHour" 9/11 questions (New York).