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Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. – America Remembers 9/11, a PBS NewsHour presentation

(Rochester, NY) – WXXI presents a one-hour PBS NewsHour special commemorating the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. America Remembers 9/11 airs Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). The PBS NewsHour team examines the significance of the day in many different communities across the nation. This PBS NewsHour special is just one of a handful of 9/11 programs WXXI will be broadcasting in September. For a complete list of 9/11 specials on WXXI-TV/HD and WXXI radio, visit http://interactive.wxxi.org/remembering911.

PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan narrates an account of the three major memorial observances at Ground Zero in New York City, at the Pentagon near Washington, DC, and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Brown speaks with several contributors to a new book, Legacy Letters; all have written letters, filled with insights gained in the past 10 years, to the family members they lost when the Twin Towers collapsed in New York. Ray Suarez explores the attitudes of American Muslims, their efforts to get beyond the deep mistrust caused by 9/11 and their perspectives on what the future looks like for them; the story will be shot in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Judy Woodruff introduces viewers to a generation of young Americans who know only a post-9/11 world and visits a small town in California that has made extraordinary contributions, in terms of young lives lost, to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill explores a decade of war’s impact on hundreds of thousands of soldiers and their families and the nation’s efforts to care for them.

The broadcast also include several pieces of a “video quilt” submitted by PBS stations across the country, including WXXI. Be sure to watch for video reflections from members of the Greater Rochester community, submitting for broadcast from our Need to Know Rochester team. These Rochester reflection will also be including in a Need to Know Rochester 9/11 Special, airing Sunday, September 11 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD.


WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.