Reflecting On Sept. 11, 2001
Sep 12, 2011 — Former FBI agent and interrogator Ali Soufan talks about dysfunction and rivalries inside the government's counterterrorism agencies that led to missed opportunities — as well as the ineffectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques on collecting intelligence.
Sep 12, 2011 — Author Christine Naman recounts the birth of her son on September 11th, 2001 as the final installment of Tell Me More's essay series "Where Were You?" In two books, she chronicles the optimism she wishes for her child and documents stories of 49 others born that day.
Sep 12, 2011 — Only a few events in a lifetime serve as true turning points. There was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, the day JFK was shot and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. How have the events of Sept. 11 resonated through 10 years of American politics?
Sep 12, 2011 — President Obama says for all that's changed in the decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, America's character as a nation has endured, stronger than ever. Obama spoke at a memorial concert in Washington, D.C. Sunday night, marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks. It was one of many ceremonies held across the country, honoring a decade of loss and survival.
Sep 12, 2011 — Hope for the future, rather than pessimism about it, characterized the remarks of many of the speakers at events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Sunday's ceremonies, and the display of political unity they expressed, were very different from what's been going on lately on Capitol Hill.
Sep 11, 2011 — William Langewiesche's three-part series on the recovery effort at ground zero, "American Ground: Unbuilding The World Trade Center," was the longest piece of original reporting ever published by the Atlantic Monthly. Ten years later, he warns against wallowing in the events of that day.
Sep 11, 2011 — John Ashcroft's term as attorney general under George W. Bush was redefined by Sept. 11. He explains and defends the techniques endorsed by his Justice Department, including warrantless wiretaps and changes to interrogation techniques.
Sep 11, 2011 — Listen to NPR's live coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, hosted by Neal Conan and Guy Raz.
Sep 11, 2011 — New York City honored the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with an early morning ceremony where the World Trade Center towers once stood. The ceremony included the reading of the victims' names, moments of silence, and readings by both President Obama and former President George W. Bush. The families of the victims paid their respects, as they mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
Sep 11, 2011 — On Sunday, the country remembered one of its darkest days — Sept. 11, 2001, when nearly 3,000 Americans died in a series of terrorist attacks. Host Guy Raz looks at the day's events in New York; Shanksville, Pa.; and Washington, D.C. President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President George W. Bush were among the speakers.