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September 22, 2013

In a beautiful tribute to September 11th, NYC Ballet released a short film of their piece NEW BEGINNINGS on September 12th of this year. It was taped at “sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan,” NYC Ballet shares. “It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home,” they say. 

The company states the piece is of Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘After the Rain.’ They also share their story of their September 11th experience, which you can read in their video bio. Really though, just stop everything and watch this. 

11:00 // 7 months ago
September 11, 2013
Dear brands: Perhaps you should give it a rest for the day. (tweet ht @Austin_Raz)

Dear brands: Perhaps you should give it a rest for the day. (tweet ht @Austin_Raz)

14:15 // 7 months ago
September 10, 2013
19:53 // 7 months ago
September 9, 2013
This ad ran in today’s Wisconsin State Journal. Pretty sure this is a low point in the history of newspaper advertising.

This ad ran in today’s Wisconsin State Journal. Pretty sure this is a low point in the history of newspaper advertising.

23:09 // 7 months ago
February 24, 2013
22:51 // 1 year ago
January 31, 2013

Guantanamo judge: Dismantle secret censorship system

  • cause On Monday, a video feed from a military courtroom hearing a case involving 9/11 suspects stationed at Guantanamo was interrupted by an outside censor. While a person on the premises next to the judge censors sensitive information, the feed (which is already on a 40-second delay) was cut by a third party outside of the courtroom.
  • reaction On Thursday, the judge, Army Colonel James Pohl, ordered the censorship system dismantled. ”It is the judge that controls the courtroom,” he said. “This is the last time … any other third party will be permitted to unilaterally decide that the broadcast should be suspended.” Don’t mess with James Pohl. source
12:28 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2012

Libyan president: Protesters arrested in deadly U.S. consulate attack had al-Qaeda ties

  • 50 arrested in connection with last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, according to Libyan president Mohammed Magarief. Magarief, speaking on CBS’ “Face The Nation” this morning, claims the attack was planned by al-Qaeda operatives who had no connection with Libya, but used the 11th anniversary of 9/11 as an opportunity to take out an attack. source
12:05 // 1 year ago
September 13, 2012
Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the Sept, 11 moment of silence not being seen. While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers … and for that we apologize.
NBC News chief Steve Capus • Apologizing for something that made them look particularly off on Tuesday — instead of airing the moment of silence to honor the victims of September 11 (unlike every other network), they aired an interview with Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashians, about her breast augmentation — a questionable interview choice which drew attention to the oversight. The network says it had not regularly aired the moment of silence on since 2006, with the exception of the ten-year anniversary.
7:52 // 1 year ago
September 11, 2012

“You don’t want them to suffer. They’re trapped in a burning building. It’s just an unspeakable horror. And then you get this 10 years later. It just changes everything.”

A heartbreaking tale from the family of Randy Scott, an employee of Euro Brokers Inc., who was killed during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Randy’s family spent nearly 10 years believing that he died instantly during the first plane crash, prior to receiving his last written words (pictured above), only to learn that he and eleven co-workers were alive and trapped inside the first tower when it collapsed. source

You don’t want them to suffer. They’re trapped in a burning building. It’s just an unspeakable horror. And then you get this 10 years later. It just changes everything.”

A heartbreaking tale from the family of Randy Scott, an employee of Euro Brokers Inc., who was killed during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Randy’s family spent nearly 10 years believing that he died instantly during the first plane crash, prior to receiving his last written words (pictured above), only to learn that he and eleven co-workers were alive and trapped inside the first tower when it collapsed. source

16:11 // 1 year ago
July 11, 2012
nbcnews:


Sept. 11 and Katrina top TV’s most memorable moments
LOS ANGELES — Watching news coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina disaster and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.

Which TV moment was most memorable for you?

Now seems like a good time to remind folks of the great September 11 reader memories thing the L.A. Times Tumblr did last year. Here’s my own; a number of others focused on the initial shock of seeing it on television.

nbcnews:

Sept. 11 and Katrina top TV’s most memorable moments

LOS ANGELES — Watching news coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina disaster and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.

Which TV moment was most memorable for you?

Now seems like a good time to remind folks of the great September 11 reader memories thing the L.A. Times Tumblr did last year. Here’s my own; a number of others focused on the initial shock of seeing it on television.

(via nbcnews)

22:52 // 1 year ago