9/11.....11 years later
In a flash, the New York skyline changed from this:
Like all of us who work mornings in broadcasting, we witnessed this live on the air. My friend Mary-Beth Owen had just arrived to do an interview to promote the upcoming Race For the Cure. She joined us in stunned silence as we witnessed our lives change forever. Mary-Beth shared this with me on my Facebook page and it's pretty powerful:
"Diane, you and I are forever connected by this horrendous tragedy. After sitting on the floor of your studio and watching it all unfold on the TV as you spoke on the phone to the local anchor ( your management had come running in and suspended normal programming) I finally left. I got in my car to head back to my office, and I was the only car on the LLoyd Expressway for as far as the eye could see. It was as if the world had stopped. And indeed, for all practical purposes, it had."
This morning, when remembering the 11th anniversary of 9/11, we played some audio that greatly affected me. These are some voicemails left by people who were working the in Twin Towers, knowing they weren't going to survive. These people got up and went to work like every other day, but it turned out that 9/11/01 would become a day like no other.
You always hear the phrase "never forget' about September 11, 2001, but DJB and I maintain that we've "never stopped remembering."