Show rundown for 9/15/2001

Sports Round-Up

After the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the sports world had to decide whether to continue or cancel the games we play. As Bill Littlefield discovered, while the professional leagues and big-time college teams decided not to play, children's sports continued around the country.

Durham Rose Bowl

Just one month after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Lee Gustafson and his Oregon State teammates played Duke University in the Rose Bowl. By that time, most of the players had already enlisted in the armed forces, and security concerns moved the game from Pasadena to Durham, North Carolina. Bill Littlefield talks to Gustafson about how it felt to play in that historic game.

Charlie Pierce

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game's Charlie Pierce discuss how the sports world has responded to this week's tragedies.

Great American II

This weekend, Rich Wilson and Bill Biewenga planned to set sail for Australia on a speed record attempt on the Great American II. Instead, they've spent the week at Chelsea Pier in New York, helping rescue workers from the World Trade Center site. Bill Littlefield talks to Wilson about how events on Tuesday changed the nature of his voyage and brought extra meaning to the name of his boat.

This program aired on September 15, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.


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