Our City. Our Story. Podcast Series

Our City. Our Story. Podcast Series

 

Episode 12: Katie Couric
Katie Couric reported breaking news to millions of “Today Show” viewers as the terror attacks unfolded. Now 15 years later, the Yahoo! global news anchor remembers that day, reflects on her life and her appreciation for normalcy.

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Episode 11: The Brooklynite
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Harold Buisson has witnessed the borough’s dramatic transformation. On 9/11, he would find himself running for his life as the South Tower collapsed. He discusses “old New York” and how the city has changed since the attacks.

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Episode 10: The Imam
After the towers fell when he was a New York University student, Imam Khalid Latif became a leader in the local Muslim community. He reflects on growing up before and after 9/11, and addresses the challenges Muslims in America continue to face today.

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Episode 9: Eyebrow Man
New York 1 society reporter, lawyer, farmer and philanthropist George Whipple cares deeply about preserving the past. He’s helping to safeguard areas in Putnam County, N.Y., where he commissioned a 9/11 memorial honoring the county’s residents killed in the attacks.

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Episode 8: The Ad Exec
Advertising executive Jan Zislin came of age in the 1970s when the East Village music scene was booming. After the attack on her city, she felt compelled to help and would later face a hard decision of returning to where it all began.

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Episode 7: The Reporter
New York Times reporter David Dunlap has long documented the World Trade Center rebuilding as part of his Building Blocks column. He reflects on New Yorkers’ affection for the original WTC and how the new site fits into the fabric of the city.

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Episode 6: The Survivor
9/11 survivor Marilyn Goldberg worked on the 72nd floor of the South Tower. She recounts her escape, the 1965 blackout and growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s.

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Episode 5: America's Mayor
Rudy Giuliani fought for New Yorkers by targeting the mob and cleaning up the streets in the 1980s and 1990s. But his most lasting image may be the leadership he demonstrated as the city’s mayor after terrorists attacked his city and country.

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Episode 4: The Wall Street Fixer
A New Jersey native, Roger Corrado once worked as the vice chairman of the New York Board of Trade at the original World Trade Center 4 building. From Hoboken as a teenager, he watched the rise of the twin tower marvels.

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Episode 3: The Major League Pitcher
Bobby Parnell has lived in New York City since 2008, working as a closing pitcher for the New York Mets. His respect of 9/11 first responders runs deep. He comes from a family of firefighters in Salisbury, S.C.

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Episode 2: The Reality TV Producer
Born and raised in Hoboken, N.J., Cristin Cricco-Powell is a reality television producer who was living in SoHo when a jetliner roared overhead the morning of the 2001 attacks.

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Episode 1: The Actor
New York City born actor and producer, Robert De Niro was at his Tribeca home watching with disbelief. The fall of the North Tower was so unreal he says he had to look at the television to confirm what he was seeing.

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