America Remembers 9/11: Tell Us What’s Changed, 10 Years Later

BY News Desk  August 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM EST

We will soon mark 10 years since the attacks of Sept. 11 shook the nation, and the world. Since 2001, The PBS NewsHour has covered many of the faces, places, effects and implications of the deadly terrorist strikes. For this 10th anniversary, we’re adding something new to our coverage: your voice.

It’s a project we’re calling the “9/11 Video Quilt.”

Here’s the plan: we’ve put together five questions about your take on the effects of 9/11. We’d like you to record a 90-second video response and submit it below. We’ll feature the responses in our video quilt on the NewsHour website and may feature some of them on the NewsHour broadcast.

Here are Hari Sreenivasan, Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez with more:

Ready With Your Answer?

Here are those questions, one more time:

  • Is the U.S. safer now than before 9/11?

  • Was the course or direction of your life changed on 9/11. If so, how?

  • It was often said that 9/11 “changed everything.” Did it?

  • How would you describe current relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States?

  • Have we achieved a balance between your civil liberties and security?

Working with our public media colleagues, we hope to reach into many communities to hear a variety of voices on this important anniversary.

Our coverage continues both online and on-air as the anniversary draws near. On Sept. 11, 2011, be sure to tune in for a NewsHour special called “America Remembers 9/11,” at 8 p.m. ET. Our reporting team will cover the day’s memorial services as well as a variety of unique reporting from around the country looking at America 10 years later.

We’ll have stories with people who lost loved ones in the attacks, explore the lives and care of veterans of the wars since 9/11, see how Muslim-Americans are faring and meet eight members of the “9/11 generation” — young people who have grown up in a changed country.

Stay tuned in the coming month for more online features and retrospectives from the NewsHour and our public media colleagues.