StoryCorps has won a 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Award for our September 11 audio and animated shorts.
StoryCorps 9/11 Initiative
Since 2005, StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have worked to record at least one story to honor each life lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. To date, StoryCorps has recorded and archived 1,193 September 11th stories, representing 583 individual victims. You can find out more about our efforts to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 here.
September 11th Animated Shorts
“Always a Family”
On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower to say goodbye. In the wake of his death, Monique tells the story of Michael’s lasting legacyâthe family they built together.
“She Was the One”
When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life. They were engaged and living together in Brooklyn when Karen was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Here, Richie remembers Karen, his love and inspiration.
“John and Joe”
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into serviceâJohn Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective.Â On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others.Â Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.
Major funding for StoryCorps is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding for the September 11th Initiative is provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, with additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
StoryCorps National Partners include: