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Our City. Our Story. profiles engaging New York personalities, from the everyday to the very well-known, examining the place that 9/11 has taken in the greater context of their lives. Through these stories we see how New Yorkers, and the city itself, responded, coped and persevered. The series is hosted by Jenny Pachucki, an oral historian, and is produced by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.

OUR CITY. OUR STORY. 9/11 Memorial & Museum

    • Maatschappij & cultuur

Our City. Our Story. profiles engaging New York personalities, from the everyday to the very well-known, examining the place that 9/11 has taken in the greater context of their lives. Through these stories we see how New Yorkers, and the city itself, responded, coped and persevered. The series is hosted by Jenny Pachucki, an oral historian, and is produced by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.

    The Activist: Marian Fontana

    The Activist: Marian Fontana

    Marian Fontana lost her husband, FDNY firefighter David Fontana, when he was killed on Sept. 11 – the anniversary date of their wedding. Fontana recounts meeting her husband and the early years of their relationship, her turn to activism after 9/11 and her work founding the support nonprofit September 11th Families’ Association.

    • 28 min.
    An Incredible Gesture: Manju Shandler

    An Incredible Gesture: Manju Shandler

    Overwhelmed with emotion like so many New Yorkers and Americans in the wake of the attacks on 9/11, Manju Shandler sought to ground herself through the process of making art. Manju reflects on how art helped her process the magnitude of loss, creating an individual painting for each of the  2,977 people killed that day. The piece – called “Gesture” – was once on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

    • 13 min.
    A Hollywood Tale: Chazz Palminteri

    A Hollywood Tale: Chazz Palminteri

    From the streets of the Bronx to Hollywood, Chazz Palminteri reflects on his childhood and his rise in the film industry. Best known for his film and Broadway show “A Bronx Tale,” the actor, screenwriter and director learned about 9/11 while in Los Angeles. With commercial airline operations shuttered, he drove cross country to get back his hometown.

    • 15 min.
    Public Radio Boss: Laura Walker

    Public Radio Boss: Laura Walker

    New York Public Radio president & CEO Laura Walker is a native New Yorker who grew up appreciating the art and culture of the city. She reflects on her decision to stay on-air on 9/11, the power of “call talk” and how 9/11 continues to be an important topic in the news.

    • 18 min.
    The Sculptor: Eric Fischl

    The Sculptor: Eric Fischl

    In 2001, artist Eric Fischl created a sculpture in response to the 9/11 attacks called, “Tumbling Woman.” The piece initially caused controversy when it was unveiled. Fischl talks about the New York art scene in the 1970s, the process of creating “Tumbling Woman,” and how it felt to see it on display for the first time at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum years after he first created the piece.

    • 23 min.
    The Fourth Estate: Andrea Bernstein

    The Fourth Estate: Andrea Bernstein

    Andrea Bernstein takes you through her 9/11 story as a journalist running towards the towers to get the public the information it needed. She would later cover the long rebuilding process. She joined WNYC radio in 1996 and has covered government, politics, transportation and more. She is the Peabody Award-winning co-host of the Trump, Inc. Podcast and senior editor at WNYC.

    • 16 min.

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