Remembering 9/11 With Art

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photoIn some ways, it is hard to believe that three years have already gone by since the tragic day of 9/11/2001. Most Americans have the photographs, the film footage, even the memories of that day, burned into their minds.

News media give voice to instant reactions, whereas reactions over the passage of time is the province of artists. And now, three years later, Americans also have the words, the poems, and the music that examine, honor, and commemorate 9/11.

Tune in to hear the stories, poems, and music of artists who have surveyed the new American landscape and have found something striking.


Geo Beach, an essayist and columnist for the Anchorage Daily News and

Luke Mitchell, senior editor, Harper's Magazine

Dan Baum, staff writer, The New Yorker

Sophie Cabot Black, award-winning poet and instructor at Columbia University. Her latest poetry collection is titled "The Descent".

Joseph Dolman, columnist, Newsday

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, director, "Darkness 9/11" which appeared in the movie, "11'09"01", a series of eleven segments about September 11th directed by some of the most prominent film-makers from around the world. He is also known for his critically acclaimed movies, "21 Grams" and "Amores Perros".

Osvaldo Golijov, composer of the score of "11'09"01" and professor of music at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

This program aired on September 10, 2004.


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