When Is It Okay? Restarting Sports After 9/11
- February 28, 2019
- 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sports are central to American life, a role that was particularly apparent in the aftermath of 9/11. They helped the country mourn and move forward after the attacks, offering a space for collective grief and camaraderie—a space shared by fans and players alike. Leading this charge were the league commissioners, those ultimately faced with how to best respond and support a reeling nation in a post-9/11 world. Mike Greenberg, longtime SportsCenter anchor and current host of ESPN’s "Get Up!”, discusses these decisions with those who made them, including NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern, WNBA Founding President and Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, and current NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. All four were Honorary Exhibition Co-Chairs of the special exhibition Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11.