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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: NEW 9/11 MEMORIAL EVENT SERIES BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M., MARCH 31
From Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:30 pm to Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:00 am (included)
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Monday, March 29, 2010


Dave Isay of StoryCorps will Kick-Off First Event in “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” Speakers Series;
Visit the New MEMO Blog Providing Frequent Updates on Memorial & Museum, Exclusive News, Upcoming Events, Construction Updates, Details on Future Museum Exhibitions and Much More

WHAT: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will debut its speakers series “9/11, Today and Tomorrow” at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., in Manhattan. The first program in the series begins at 6:30 p.m., March 31, with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. For more information visit the new MEMO blog online at http://blog.national911memorial.org/.

See schedule below for complete list of the first four events that will be filmed in HD for THIRTEEN Forum and available the following week for streaming or podcasting (in both video and audio-only) at http://www.thirteen.org/forum/.

Due to space limitations, the general public is recommended to RSVP to guarantee a seat up to 15 minutes before programming begins. Please RSVP online at www.national911memorial.org/rsvp. A suggested donation of $10 per person will help support ongoing programming.

WHERE: 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St., in Manhattan

WHEN: Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

RSVP: Media wishing to attend the event should RSVP to mfrazier@sept11mm.org. Due to limited space, no TV broadcast cameras are allowed. Media RSVPs are also limited.

Event Schedule for “9/11, Today and Tomorrow.”

Sharing our Humanity through Shared 9/11 Remembrances – Wednesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
• Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps—a national initiative documenting stories of everyday Americans—has received numerous broadcasting honors including five Peabody Awards for his work. He is the author of four books including New York Times bestseller “Listening Is an Act of Love.” Isay will discuss the StoryCorps September 11th Initiative, and he’ll feature a selection of intimate and personal recordings related to the events of 9/11.

9/11 and Trials of Terror – Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
• A panel will offer a dialogue with multiple perspectives on a complex subject – trying terror suspects in civilian courts and military tribunals, with a discussion regarding the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial. Panelists include Karen Greenberg, the executive director New York University’s Center on Law and Security, and Dennis Farrell, a nationally recognized security expert with more than three decades in law enforcement, and New York State Supreme Court Judge Edward McCarty, an expert in military tribunals.

Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda – Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.
• As the FBI program manager and instructor at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, Bill Braniff conducts cutting-edge research in counterterrorism and trains law enforcement on how to “understand the enemy.” Braniff’s expertise helps officials to battle terrorism with a fresh perspective and greater understanding of Islamic ideology.

Escaping the Taliban – Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
• David Rohde, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning reporter for the New York Times, has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia and other countries. From November 2008 to June 2009, he was held captive by the Taliban before escaping. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book “A Rope and A Prayer: The Story of A Kidnapping.” A five-part series that Rohde wrote on his captivity and escape for The New York Times was recently awarded the 2009 George Polk Award for foreign reporting.


The MEMO is the new, official blog of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and offers a deeper looking into the work behind building the Memorial & Museum. Through photos, audio and brief word posts, The MEMO will provide exclusive news on upcoming events, updates on construction progress, highlight milestones and detail aspects of planned museum exhibitions and much more. The blog will feature posts from 9/11 Memorial & Museum staff.


Contact: 9/11 Memorial, Michael Frazier and Lynn Rasic, 212-312-8800

One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006 ║p (212) 312-8800 ║f (212) 227-7931
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