After September 11, the First 500 Days

Monday, September 10, 2012

Everything changed on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. And those changes were most drastic in the first year and a half following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars” documents those first eighteen months. The author, Kurt Eichenwald, shares some surprising and shocking facts from his research.

Guests:

Kurt Eichenwald

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

My family are Holocaust Survivors. Sadly, I was raised to be prepared for days like 9-11.
I have tried to lead an active life since then; got married had kids, and businesses, but I always feel that those buildings collapsing was just the beginning of something bigger, and no matter how much therapy I do, I can't shake it. Maybe living downtown and watching those buildings collapse from my rooftop had something to do with my uncertainty of a positive future:

When people complain about life and the struggle they face now, I encourage them by saying,"Hey, these are the good days, better enjoy it."

I try to live in the moment, but I look over my shoulder a couple of times a day.

Sep. 10 2012 10:54 AM

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