9/11 Timeline (4:54)
A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
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9/11 TimelineVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
A timeline of the events on September 11, 2001.
Rudy Giuliani Seeks Presidency
Rudy Giuliani Seeks PresidencyVideo Clip (3:24)
Video Clip (3:24)
In this video of Path to the Podium, the life of Rudy Giuliani is discussed. Even though he was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and his father spent time in jail, he went on a different path starting at New York University.
9/11: Pedestrians Flee Twin Towers Area
9/11: Pedestrians Flee Twin Towers AreaVideo Clip (1:36)
Video Clip (1:36)
This video clip from "History Uncut" provides a rare, first-hand glimpse into the harrowing experiences from ground zero on September 11, 2001.
How the Towers Collapsed
How the Towers CollapsedVideo Clip (4:33)
Video Clip (4:33)
A brief explanation of why the towers collapsed on 9/11.
Making the 9/11 Memorial: Survivor Tree
Making the 9/11 Memorial: Survivor TreeVideo Clip (1:53)
Video Clip (1:53)
Alice Martin, who lost her husband on September 11, 2001, gets a private tour of the memorial site and learns the story of the Survivor Tree.
Birth of Al Qaeda
Birth of Al QaedaVideo Clip (3:07)
Video Clip (3:07)
The roots of modern day Al Qaeda can be traced back to the Muslim Brotherhood organization that began in Egypt. Find out how Osama Bin Laden made connections to the different leaders who helped him eventually plan and carry out the events of September 11th.
Making the 9/11 Memorial: The Names
Making the 9/11 Memorial: The NamesVideo Clip (1:26)
Video Clip (1:26)
One of the most difficult issues to resolve in the design of the 9/11 Memorial was how to arrange the names of the victims, which are etched into the bronze parapets that ring the Memorial Pools.
VolunteersVideo Clip (4:54)
Video Clip (4:54)
Over 10,000 people volunteered to aid workers during the cleanup and recovery of Ground Zero.
Cleanup and Recovery
Cleanup and RecoveryVideo Clip (4:32)
Video Clip (4:32)
Cleanup efforts at Ground Zero included the recovery and preservation of artifacts to be used in museum exhibits around the country.
The Window Washer
The Window WasherVideo Clip (4:57)
Video Clip (4:57)
Trapped in an elevator, these three men survived by sheer will-power and quick thinking.
Carmen and Arturo
Carmen and ArturoVideo Clip (4:27)
Video Clip (4:27)
Carmen and Arturo Griffith operated elevators in the twin towers and struggled to survive the events of 9/11.
Escaping the South Tower
Escaping the South TowerVideo Clip (5:24)
Video Clip (5:24)
The remarkable story of Stanley Praimnath and Brian Clark's escape from the South Tower on 9/11.
Collapse of the North Tower
Collapse of the North TowerVideo Clip (4:43)
Video Clip (4:43)
The fall of the North Tower - and a few of the personal stories from those who escaped those who had loved ones trapped inside.
Rescue and Survival
Rescue and SurvivalVideo Clip (4:21)
Video Clip (4:21)
The remarkable story of a heroic firefighter who survived the collapse of the North Tower.
Building the Towers
Building the TowersVideo Clip (4:10)
Video Clip (4:10)
A brief history of the conception and creation of the World Trade Center.
Security FeaturesVideo Clip (4:40)
Video Clip (4:40)
Architects design the new 7 World Trade Center with security features that reinforce the stability of the structure and safety of workers.
Rebuilding Ground Zero
Rebuilding Ground ZeroVideo Clip (2:13)
Video Clip (2:13)
Daniel Libeskind tells us his feelings about rebuilding Ground Zero.
Recovering HistoryVideo Clip (3:16)
Video Clip (3:16)
Immediately after the tragic events of September 11th, the nation's historians began a tremendous effort to collect as many objects and lost personal items from the day.
Archiving the WTC
Archiving the WTCVideo Clip (2:43)
Video Clip (2:43)
A part of the World Trade Center cleanup was organizing all artifacts -- large and small -- in a place big enough to hold everything. Ultimately, the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island served as the staging are for this work; here is a glimpse of how that was done.
Artifacts LostVideo Clip (4:15)
Video Clip (4:15)
The World Trade Center was home to some significant art and cultural collections. This segment from the History special, Relics of the Rubble, recalls these lost treasures.
Design of the Freedom Tower
Design of the Freedom TowerVideo Clip (2:36)
Video Clip (2:36)
David Childs tells us about the Freedom Tower.
Photo Galleries (3)
9/11 at the World Trade Center
9/11 at the World Trade Center(18 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers. The towers collapsed and thousands of people were killed.
9/11 at the Pentagon and Flight 93
9/11 at the Pentagon and Flight 93(17 Photos)
On September 11, 2001 a hijacked plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon. Another flight, United 93, crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
Speeches & Audio (10)
CBS--One World Trade Center is Attacked
CBS--One World Trade Center is AttackedAudio Clip (1:34)
Audio Clip (1:34)
Moments after One World Trade Center is attacked. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist Attack
CBS--Lower Manhattan After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (1:32)
Audio Clip (1:32)
The scene in downtown Manhattan after the attack on the World Trade Center. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First Announcemen
WTOP--Attack on The Pentagon, First AnnouncemenAudio Clip (1:41)
Audio Clip (1:41)
First report from Washington, DC radio station, WTOP, on trouble at the Pentagon. Courtesy of WTOP Radio.
WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is Hit
WPLJ--Two World Trade Center is HitAudio Clip (2:29)
Audio Clip (2:29)
9/11 broadcast from NYC music radio station, WPLJ, after Two World Trade Center is hit. Courtesy of Scott and Todd in the Morning, 95.5 WPLJ.
KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PA
KQV--Terrorist Crash Shanksville, PAAudio Clip (3:20)
Audio Clip (3:20)
9/11 broadcast from Pittsburgh radio station, KQV on terrorist crash in Shanksville, PA. Courtesy of KQV Newsradio.
CBS--After North Tower Collapse
CBS--After North Tower CollapseAudio Clip (2:34)
Audio Clip (2:34)
Running for safety after One World Trade Center's collapse. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--North Tower Collapses
CBS--North Tower CollapsesAudio Clip (0:48)
Audio Clip (0:48)
One World Trade Center collapses. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
CBS--World Trade Center After Attacks
CBS--World Trade Center After AttacksAudio Clip (0:53)
Audio Clip (0:53)
Chaos and confusion at the World Trade Center after the attacks. Courtesy of WCBS Newsradio 880.
WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist Attack
WTOP--Washington DC After Terrorist AttackAudio Clip (0:56)
Audio Clip (0:56)
Washington, DC on 9/11, courtesy of WTOP Radio.
WTOP--Washington DC and Pentagon Scene
WTOP--Washington DC and Pentagon SceneAudio Clip (0:50)
Audio Clip (0:50)
Moments after the attack on the Pentagon, courtesy of WTOP Radio.
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9/11 Interactive MapsInteractive
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