NPR Coverage Day by Day
On-Air Reports About The Attacks and Their Aftermath
The following is an audio archive of NPR's coverage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and the events that unfolded in their wake. Audio is indexed by show, with the most recent shows listed first.
Sept. 20, 2001
In Afghanistan, the Grand Islamic Council of senior
clerics Thursday issued an appeal to Saudi-expatriate and suspected terrorist
Osama bin Laden to leave the country voluntarily. Bob Edwards discusses the
implications with NPR's Michael Sullivan, who is in neighboring Pakistan.
Bush to Congress
President Bush is set to speak to Congress tonight
about his plans for a campaign against terrorism. NPR's Pam Fessler reports
on what the President is expected to say, and how he plans to back up his
Blair in U.S.
NPR's Julie McCarthy has a report on Europe's
response to last week's terrorist attacks. Britain in particular is a
staunch supporter of U.S. military retaliation. German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder has also expressed support, while cautioning that a response to
terrorism must go beyond military action.
Investigation in New Jersey
NPR's David Kestenbaum has a report on the
residents of Jersey City, right across the river from lower Manhattan. Two
Jersey City residents were arrested in Texas last week, carrying box cutters
and thousands of dollars in cash. Now other locals wonder if more terrorists
could still be among them.
Congress' New Agenda
NPR's Julie Rovner reports from Capitol Hill on
lawmakers' changing agenda. Many domestic policy issues are on the back
burner since last week's tragedy, but the Bush administration is cautioning
Congress not to ignore them completely.
WTC "Windows" Staff
Windows on the World was a restaurant at the top
of the World Trade Center. NPR's John Burnett interviewed the surviving
employees of the restaurant.
NPR's Peter Overby reports on airlines' request for a
bailout from the federal government.
NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports that Seattle is likely to be hit
especially hard by the airline industry layoffs. Seattle is where Boeing
builds most of its jets.
Host Bob Edwards talks with NPR's Barbara Bradley about
the ongoing investigation into last week's attacks.
NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports that Attorney General
John Ashcroft wants stronger authority to detain immigrants suspected of
terrorism. Some lawyers say that such laws could trample on the
Pope to Kazakhstan
Host Bob Edwards talks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli
about the Pope's visit to Kazakhstan.
NPR's Gerry Hadden reports on American Aid to Colombia.
Colombia is one of the largest benefactors from American Aid, but now that
America's agenda is changing, the Colombian government has begun to fear
that the expected aid may not come.
NPR's Scott Horsley reports that reluctance to
travel is adversely affecting the multi-billion dollar a year convention
business. Some conventions have been cancelled or postponed since last
week's hijackings, while others are proceeding as scheduled. The long-term
outlook is unclear.
NPR's David Welna reports on the Anti-Terrorism Act
of 2001. Attorney General John Ashcroft presented a draft version of the
bill yesterday at the Capitol. The bill would introduce sweeping changes to
federal agencies that fight terrorism. Many early opponents are concerned
about what the bill may do to citizens' civil
NPR's Margot Adler reports that many Americans are
experiencing new -- and uncomfortable -- feelings in the days after last
week's terrorist attacks.
NPR's Cheryl Corley reports on the media's coverage
of the terrorist attacks. She looks at the effect of TV networks replaying
the explosion, whether to include patriotic themes in hard news, and when to
withhold information out of concern for national security.
NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg
reports on a new exhibition opening at the Phillips Collection in
Washington, D.C., and reflects on the importance of art in such a time of