Remembering 9/11: Twentieth Anniversary
This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Your local Pennsylvania PBS stations offer a variety of TV and radio programs that reflect how the events of September 11, 2001, continue to resonate nationally and within our communities. These programs can be resources for you as you discuss this event and anniversary with your students.
Radio - Flight 93 retrospective:
- Sacred Ground - collaboration with NPR
- Smart Talk episodes
- Collection of previous reporting
- Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 podcast
TV - “9/11 Kids” airing September 9 at 9pm. A documentary about a unique group of Americans: the 16 young people who were with President Bush in a Florida classroom on the morning of September 11, 2001, as the president received the news of the attack.
Radio - listen to “What You Need to Know” on WLVR.org, the WLVR News App or live from your radio 91.3 FM in the Lehigh Valley on September 10 as Brad Klein interviews News Director, Jen Rehill, about 9/11 and her experience reporting about Flight 93 from Shanksville, PA.
TV - "Remember. Honor. Ride." A 30- minute documentary film about the founding and the organic growth of the 9-11 Memorial Ride, a 42-mile motorcycle parade in Lycoming County that draws approximately ten thousand bikers and over 20,000 community spectators. Airing on September 9, 10, and 11.
Online - "A Soldier’s Duty: A Reflection of 9/11" - a VIA Short Takes video releasing on September 8 on WVIA’s Facebook page
TV Programs airing on your local Pennsylvania PBS station this month include:
- "In the Shadow of 9/11" - this film tells the story of the so-called 'Liberty City Seven', a group of young Black men accused of assisting Al Qaeda in a plot to blow up buildings within the United States.
- "Generation 9/11" - this documentary marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks by following the children born to fathers who perished in the disaster