9/11, ten years later

This week’s special edition of Need to Know highlights the ten-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, and how this monumental day transformed the course of American history. Perhaps one of the most profound changes brought about by 9/11 is the new reality faced by military families whose loved ones are deployed to war zones overseas. On this week’s episode, we visit three families to get an intimate view of the sacrifices military children make every day.

Also: We speak with architecture critic Paul Goldberger on the challenges of rebuilding at Ground Zero, and 9/11 Commission Chair Tom Kean discusses where our country’s national security stands ten years after 9/11. David Potorti, founder of the organization September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, also sits down with Alison Stewart to discuss anti-war efforts from family members of those killed in the World Trade Center attacks.

And: We collaborate with SMITH Magazine to bring six-word memoirs from three people who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks, and Jon Meacham delivers an “In Perspective” essay on the legacy of September 11, 2001.

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Watch a segment featuring Peaceful Tomorrows’ cofounder David Potorti:



Read six word memoirs including recollections from Peaceful Tomorrows members Antonio Aversano and Loretta Filipov:


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