How’s Your Day? tells you a story you don’t know from a day we all remember. Where were you on 9/11? When did you hear Princess Diana died? How did you find out about the eruption of Mount St. Helens? From KUOW, How’s Your Day? revisits iconic events, shifting the focus to a different story from the same day. Innovative, deeply personal narratives add a new dimension to landmark moments in history. These are little known first-hand accounts from those who experienced triumphs and tragedies while the world was looking somewhere else. View the timeline at: www.howsyourday.org
Sandi and Princess Di
On August 31st, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, is involved in a nighttime crash in Paris that leads to her death, the death of her partner Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul.
On the same day, a phone call in the middle of the night leads Sandi Clark to an emergency room and a tragedy she’s not sure she can handle.
Brian and Oklahoma City
On April 19th, 1995, a bomb is detonated outside the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. 168 people are killed and nearly 700 wounded in the largest domestic terror attack in United States history.
On the same day, Captain Brian Udell is forced to eject from his fighter jet at the speed of sound and fight for survival while lost in the Atlantic Ocean.
Kayla and the Oil Spill
On April 20th, 2010, British Petroleum suffers an explosion at its Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers are killed and the rig begins to leak millions of barrels of oil, the worst spill in history.
On the same day, Kayla Gerdes loses control of a van she’s driving and her life is changed forever.
Jechul and Mount St. Helens
On May 18th, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington state. It’s one of America’s most destructive natural disasters, spreading ash across 11 states, causing the largest landslide in recorded history and destroying all life within miles of the blast.
On the same day, 18-year-old South Korean Jechul Ru finds himself caught up in a nationwide protests against the government and the government’s deadly response.
Gerry and MLK
On April 4th, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated at a hotel in Memphis, Tenn., threatening to further strain civil unrest in America.
On the same day, Gerry Griffin sits in the control room at NASA, struggling to guide a damaged Apollo rocket into space.
Kathleen and Columbine
On April 20th, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris walk into Columbine high school and begin shooting classmates and teachers. They murder 13 and injure nearly two dozen more before committing suicide.
On the same day, Kathleen Tyson, who is HIV positive, walks into a courtroom to fight for the right to breastfeed her infant son, which the state of Oregon claims will kill him.