Stories for September 6, 2013
Construction is beginning on the cross-border airline terminal that will give travelers easier access to the Tijuana airport form the San Diego side.
A recently published study tries to draw a correlation between the sunsetting of the 1994 assault-weapons ban in the United States and an increase in violence in Mexico's border states.
This program examines a new frontier that could reshape education --- the importance of breaking out of the classroom and connecting students into the wider world. This new educational approach encourages young people to make a difference by learning from what they care about most. As one expert puts it, there's a new understanding that school should not just be preparation for life --- but "life itself." The film documents vivid examples of where this new philosophy is flourishing.
NOVA kicks off the fall season with a return to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center. "Ground Zero Supertower" examines the new skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood.
Connie Labetti worked on the 99th floor of the South Tower -- the second World Trade Center tower to be hit on Sept. 11, 2001.