Sept. 11: A Day That Changed the World
September 11, 2006 During the holy month of Ramadan, millions of Muslims will gather nightly to feast with their family and friends. That also translates into the biggest primetime viewing audience across the Arab world. One blockbuster TV special, Renegades, will send this message: Terrorists kill Muslims, too.
September 11, 2006 The U.S. response to Sept. 11 included new anti-terrorism laws and the detention of thousands of suspects at home and abroad. In a documentary and town meeting, Ted Koppel looks at whether the balance has shifted too far away from freedom in favor of security.
September 8, 2006 The events of Sept. 11, 2001, were life-changing for many Americans. They moved, changed careers, and their political, philosophical and religious views shifted as well. To mark the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, NPR profiles six ordinary people who transformed their lives in sometimes extraordinary ways.
September 8, 2006 With news reports, essays and images, NPR covered the events of Sept. 11 and the weeks after. Our radio archive includes live reports, background stories and reflections by our correspondents. As Alex Chadwick observed in an essay, "Wherever you are waking up this morning, you're in a different country, in a different time."
September 8, 2006 High school student Emily Mason presents interviews she recorded in the days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Five years after her initial discussions, Mason spoke again with the same group. Listening to their thoughts from that day, several laughed at themselves for sounding like little experts — and say they did that to hide the fact they were scared.
September 8, 2006 Claire Messud discusses her new novel, The Emperor's Children, set in New York City in 2001. Though her characters share in the Sept. 11 tragedy, the attack is not the focus of the book. Messud explains why.
September 8, 2006 All Things Considered co-host Robert Siegel reflects on the scraps of paper that cascaded from the skies on Sept. 11.
September 8, 2006 At 9:04 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Monique Ferrer received a phone call from her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad. He was working on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower, the first to be hit in a terrorist attack. Trinidad wanted to talk about their children.