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View online video of 9/11 Memorial's speakers series at THIRTEEN Forum (Updated)

Log on NOW and view online in HD opening night of the “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” speakers series at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site. The series had a touching debut with  StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, who played personal 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 it, Isay's presentation and other events in the ongoing series can be viewed at THIRTEEN Forum and downloaded for free at Apple’s iTunes a week after each presentation. Update: Isay's event is now available at iTunes.

Don’t miss the next  event in the series on April 28 that will examine a complex issue – trying terror suspects in civilian courts versus military tribunals. A 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.

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 WNET.ORG to find out more information on event programming.

By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial