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The terrorist attacks September 11th were a turning point for Generations X and Y, and a re-rupturing of the American psyche for those in the Boomer and GI Generations who already witnessed JFK's assassination and Pearl Harbor.

Does living through a national crisis provide one filter for what you witnessed September 11th?


Neil Howe, coauthor Generations, 13th Gen, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising;

Todd Gitlin, Professor of Culture, Journalism and Sociology at New York University and author The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage.

This program aired on October 5, 2001.

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