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Tune in Sunday for ‘America Remembers 9/11,’ a NewsHour Special

September 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
NewsHour correspondents have traveled around the country in recent months talking to Americans about their experiences in the decade since 9/11. Here is a preview of the PBS NewsHour's 90-minute 9/11 special, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on most PBS stations and live online.
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JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight, a heads-up about our special broadcast this weekend on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

NewsHour correspondents have traveled around the country in recent months talking to Americans about their experiences in the past decade.

Here’s a preview from Ray Suarez.

WOMAN: Lee Adler.

WOMAN: Daniel Thomas Afflitto.

RAY SUAREZ: On Sunday, America will again remember the deadly terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

WOMAN: Alok Agarwal.

WOMAN: Mukul Kumar Agarwala

WOMAN: Joseph Agnello.

RAY SUAREZ: Ten years on, we will recall the lives of the loved ones lost.

WOMAN: I hope the words “never forget” maintain, and I hope they consistently ring true in people’s hearts.

RAY SUAREZ: We will talk about what’s changed and where we are now as Americans, as a nation.

In California, we find the 9/11 generation, grown up in a time of conflict and security fears.

WOMAN: I do believe that, with time, the events of 9/11 won’t be so — they won’t feel so immediate, and they won’t define our entire life. It’s not going to be something we will forget. I know that much.

RAY SUAREZ: At Fort Bragg, N.C., we experienced the lasting impact 10 years of war has had upon the military, our soldiers and their families.

WOMAN: I think we all thought that it wasn’t going to be this long, and I didn’t think that we all realized that we were going to lose so much, and we all have lost a lot.

RAY SUAREZ: How is the growing community of American Muslims in Murfreesboro, Tenn., living after the attacks?

MAN: I trust the judgment of American people a lot. The majority of our — of the people are fine people. Otherwise, we cannot live together until today. So, do you think everyone in our city will be fine with us? I would claim the majority will be.

RAY SUAREZ: Plus, we hear from Americans across the country on what Sept. 11 means to them.

MAN: Do I think it changed everything? In some respects, I think it probably changed a lot of things. As for our country, never been an attack before on our country, I think our sense of security definitely changed.

WOMAN: Our country is not the same that it was before, and I don’t know if it will ever be the same again.

RAY SUAREZ: All that and more Sunday night in a special edition of the PBS NewsHour: “America Remembers 9/11.”

JUDY WOODRUFF: And our special will begin with President Obama’s live remarks at the memorial service at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

“America Remembers 9/11″ airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on most PBS stations.