StoryCorps founder Dave Isay opened the new "9/11, Today and Tomorrow" speakers series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site with powerful audio recordings that triggered emotion, drew smiles and inspired hope. One of the recordings was a heartfelt remembrance of a youngster who lost his beloved grandfather on 9/11.
If you missed this event, don't worry. Isay's presentation and other events in the new series can be viewed in HD online at THIRTEEN Forum and downloaded for free at Apple's iTunes a week after each presentation.
Don't miss the next upcoming event in the series, which includes a panel on April 28 that will examine a complex issue - trying terror suspects in civilian courts versus military tribunals. The three-person panel will include noted author Karen Greenberg, who is the executive director of NYU's Center on Law and Security. Greenberg has studied data on trials of terror suspects since 9/11. You can RSVP now for this event, which is entitled 9/11 and Trials of Terror, as well as other events planned for the Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., by clicking here.
Update: 9/11 staff photographer Amy Dreher took some snapshots of the March 31st event. You can find those pictures and others via Twitpic.
StoryCorps began operating a recording booth in lower Manhattan in 2005. In a collaboration with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the nonprofit is working to collect family histories, memories and 9/11 related stories. Visit Storycorps.org for more about the not-for-profit group. Visit WNET.ORG to find out more information on event programming.
By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for 9/11 Memorial