StoryCorps’ September 11 Press Release

StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have worked since 2005 to record one story to honor each life lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. To date, survivors, families, friends, and rescue workers have memorialized nearly 600 individual victims of the attacks through the StoryCorps interview process.

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StoryCorps’ September 11 Shorts Press Release

StoryCorps’ September 11 shorts, animated by the Rauch Brothers, feature stories collected through its September 11th Initiative. These works were created with the assistance and blessing of the families of the victims memorialized.

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StoryCorps’ One-Hour Special

Listen to StoryCorps’ 9/11 Special, produced for NPR.

Hosted by NPR’s Audie Cornish, in partnership with StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, We Remember takes an intimate look at lives forever changed by the attacks on 9/11. These are stories from families and friends who tell us about their loved ones and their loss: the father who recalls the last words he shared with his son, the recovery worker who discovers a new meaning for normal, the fireman’s daughter who knew that her dad who perished in the line of duty wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, host Audie Cornish checks in with StoryCorps families to find out how they make their way today.


September 11 Shorts

Embargoed until release dates, stated below.

“Always a Family”

Monique Ferrer remembers her last conversation with her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.

Release date: September 6, 2011
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“She Was the One”

Brooklynite Richard Pecorella remembers the love of his life, his fiancée Karen Juday, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.

Release date: September 7, 2011
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“John and Joe”

Retired firefighter John Vigiano Sr. lost both his sons on September 11, 2001—John Jr., also a firefighter, and Joe, a police detective.

Release date: September 8, 2011
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September 11 Stories

Click on the links below to download September 11 stories, photos, and intros.

Richard Pecorella: Richard Pecorella remembers his fiancée, Karen Juday, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Monique Ferrer: Monique Ferrer remembers her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad, who was killed in the World Trade Center on
September 11, 2001.

John Vigiano Sr.: Retired New York City firefighter John Vigiano Sr. remembers his sons, John Jr., a firefighter, and Joe, a policeman, who both died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Beverly Eckert: Beverly Eckert remembers her husband, Sean Rooney, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

John Romanowich: John Romanowich, a recovery worker, remembers his first day at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001.

John and Elaine Leinung: John and Elaine Leinung remember their son, Paul J. Battaglia, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Lee and Eunice Hanson: Lee Hanson and his wife, Eunice, talk about losing three family members who were aboard United Airlines Flight 175 during the September 11 attacks.

Alison and Jefferson Crowther: Alison and Jefferson Crowther remember their son, Welles Crowther, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Arlene Sullivan and Norene Schneider: Arlene Sullivan remembers her son, Tommy Sullivan, in an interview with her daughter Norene Schneider. Tommy was killed in the World Trade Center on
September 11, 2001.

Bob Carberry and John Cullen: Bob Carberry and John Cullen remember their fellow firefighter, Lieutenant Steven Bates, who died on
September 11, 2001.

Keith and Grete Meerholz: Keith Meerholz and his wife, Grete, talk
about his escape from the World Trade Center’s North Tower on
September 11, 2001.

John Yates: John Yates was working at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. His office sustained a near-direct hit from American Airlines Flight 77, and Yates suffered burns on almost 40 percent of his body.

Jessica DeRubbio: 17-year-old Jessica DeRubbio remembers her father, New York City firefighter David DeRubbio, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Frankie DeVito: 10 year-old Frankie DeVito remembers his grandfather, Bill Steckman, in an interview with his mother Diana. Bill Steckman was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Jack Murray: Jack Murray went down to Ground Zero the day of the September 11 attacks. He tells his friend, Jud Esty-Kendall, about cutting steel so rescue workers could search for those buried in the rubble.


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