Rank #1: The Couric Effect: Katie Couric
Katie Couric reported breaking news to millions of “Today Show” viewers as the terror attacks unfolded. Now 15 years later, the Yahoo global news anchor remembers that day, reflects on her life and her appreciation for normalcy.
Sep 08 2016
Rank #2: The Survivor: Marilyn Goldberg
9/11 survivor Marilyn Goldberg worked on the 72nd floor of the south tower. She recounts her escape, the 1965 blackout and growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s.
May 26 2016
Rank #3: The Brooklynite: Harold Buisson
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Harold Buisson has witnessed the borough’s dramatic transformation. On September 11 he would find himself running for his life as the South Tower collapsed. He discusses “old New York” and how the city has changed since the attacks.
Aug 19 2016
Rank #4: The Imam: Khalid Latif
After the towers fell when he was a New York University student, Imam Khalid Latif became a leader in the local Muslim community. He reflects on growing up before and after 9/11, and addresses the challenges Muslims in America continue to face today.
Jul 27 2016
Rank #5: America’s Mayor: Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani fought for New Yorkers by targeting the mob and cleaning up the streets in the 1980s and 1990s. But his most lasting image may be the leadership he demonstrated as the city’s mayor after terrorists attacked his city and country.
May 12 2016
Rank #6: The New York Times Reporter: David Dunlap
New York Times reporter David Dunlap has long documented the World Trade Center rebuilding as part of his Building Blocks column. He reflects on New Yorkers’ affection for the original WTC and how the new site fits into the fabric of the city.
Jun 09 2016
Rank #7: The Wall Street Fixer: Roger Corrado
As a teenager, Hoboken native Roger Corrado watched the twin towers rise into the skyline. The former New York Board of Trade vice chair, who was based at the original World Trade Center 4 building, talks about restoring the global markets right after the attacks.
Mar 17 2016
Rank #8: The Major League Pitcher: Bobby Parnell
An adopted New Yorker for the seven seasons he pitched for the New York Mets, Bobby Parnell reveals his deep connection to the 9/11 first responder community. It runs in the family. He comes from a line of firefighters in Salisbury, S.C.
Mar 17 2016
Rank #9: Eyebrow Man: George Whipple
New York 1 society reporter, lawyer, farmer and philanthropist George Whipple cares deeply about preserving the past. He's helping to safeguard areas in Putnam County, N.Y., where he commissioned a 9/11 memorial honoring the county's residents killed in the attacks.
Jul 12 2016
Rank #10: The Ad Exec: Jan Zislin
Advertising executive Jan Zislin came of age in the 1970s when the East Village music scene was booming. After the attack on her city, she felt compelled to help and would later face a hard decision of returning to where it all began.
Jun 24 2016