OUR CITY. OUR STORY.
By 9/11 Memorial & Museum
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Our City. Our Story. profiles engaging New York personalities, from the everyday to the very well-known, examining the place that 9/11 has taken in the greater context of their lives. Through these stories we see how New Yorkers, and the city itself, responded, coped and persevered. The series is hosted by Jenny Pachucki, an oral historian, and is produced by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
||CleanThe Activist: Marian Fontana||Marian Fontana lost her husband, FDNY firefighter David Fontana, when he was killed on Sept. 11 – the anniversary date of their wedding. Fontana recounts meeting her husband and the early years of their relationship, her turn to activism after 9/11...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Incredible Gesture: Manju Shandler||Overwhelmed with emotion like so many New Yorkers and Americans in the wake of the attacks on 9/11, Manju Shandler sought to ground herself through the process of making art. Manju reflects on how art helped her process the magnitude of loss, creating..||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Hollywood Tale: Chazz Palminteri||From the streets of the Bronx to Hollywood, Chazz Palminteri reflects on his childhood and his rise in the film industry. Best known for his film and Broadway show “A Bronx Tale,” the actor, screenwriter and director learned about 9/11 while in...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPublic Radio Boss: Laura Walker||New York Public Radio president & CEO Laura Walker is a native New Yorker who grew up appreciating the art and culture of the city. She reflects on her decision to stay on-air on 9/11, the power of “call talk” and how 9/11 continues to be an...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sculptor: Eric Fischl||In 2001, artist Eric Fischl created a sculpture in response to the 9/11 attacks called, “Tumbling Woman.” The piece initially caused controversy when it was unveiled. Fischl talks about the New York art scene in the 1970s, the process of creating...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fourth Estate: Andrea Bernstein||Andrea Bernstein takes you through her 9/11 story as a journalist running towards the towers to get the public the information it needed. She would later cover the long rebuilding process. She joined WNYC radio in 1996 and has covered government,...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive from 30 Rock: Chuck Scarborough||For more than four decades, anchor Chuck Scarborough broadcasted the news from NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center. He sits down with us and reveals his brother’s harrowing 9/11 story of survival and one of the most powerful news...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Theatre: Patrick Hinds||In 2001, Patrick Hinds was still new to New York, excitedly pursuing a career as a freelance writer. He would later become an influential personality in the Broadway world, hosting and producing highly successful podcasts like “Theatre People”...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChild Survivor: Helaina Hovitz||Helaina Hovitz was 12 years old and starting her second year of middle school when 9/11 happened. Hovitz opens up about surviving the attacks, the fear and uncertainty she felt in the aftermath and how she relied on her writing to help her heal and...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRepresenting Brooklyn: Rosie Perez||Before Rosie Perez was an activist, actor, producer and director, she says she was just a Puerto Rican girl who grew up in Brooklyn. In this special interview, Perez talks about the excitement of New York dance clubs in the 80s and what led to her...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Restaurateur: Danny Meyer||Our City. Our Story. returns for a second season with Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer, the man behind famed New York establishments such as the Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. Meyer reflects on living in New York in the 1980s and keeping his...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Couric Effect: 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.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Brooklynite: Harold Buisson||Born and raised in Brooklyn, Harold Buisson has witnessed the borough’s dramatic transformation. On September 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 sinc||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Imam: Khalid Latif||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.||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEyebrow Man: George Whipple||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 kille||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Ad Exec: Jan Zislin||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.||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe New York Times Reporter: David Dunlap||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.||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Survivor: Marilyn Goldberg||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.||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerica’s Mayor: Rudy Giuliani||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.||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Wall Street Fixer: Roger Corrado||As a teenager, Hoboken native Roger Corrado watched the twin towers rise into the skyline. The former New York Board of Trade vice chair, who was based at the original World Trade Center 4 building, talks about restoring the global markets right after t||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Major League Pitcher: Bobby Parnell||An adopted New Yorker for the seven seasons he pitched for the New York Mets, Bobby Parnell reveals his deep connection to the 9/11 first responder community. It runs in the family. He comes from a line of firefighters in Salisbury, S.C.||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Reality TV Producer: Cristin Cricco-Powell||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. Cricco-Powell explains why she waited nearly 15 years to return to the World||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Actor: Robert De Niro||Robert De Niro, New York City born actor and producer, was at his Tribeca home watching with disbelief the day of the attacks. De Niro talks about the New York City he loves, and how the power of film was used to help revitalize his own community after||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
With love and respect
I have watched every survivor story I could find. Brian Clark and Stanley Priamnath feel like my friends, I have listened to their amazing and inspiring stories countless times. Im always searching out survival stories I haven't heard yet. SO wow, you came along like an answer to prayer with ALL these incredible experiences. It would be helpful if we could ever have a video to go with it, but I trust your judgment on that. (Where can I find season one of this?)
Amazing tribute & history
I look forward to the new episode every week! I love hearing these interesting stories of different people in different places all at the same time in the city.
Helaina’s story is so moving. It’s one thing to be an adult going through a major traumatic event such as 9/11. It’s quite another to have been so young and innocent as was Helaina and hundreds of thousands of other children in New York. Her voice is now their voice. What an amazing young woman she has become. She truly is truly a living testament to human resilience and hope.