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The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit will soon get underway in Bejing, with member countries seeking to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the region. Orville Schell, the Director of the Center for US-China Relations at the Asia Society, discusses the state of China's relationship with world powers, including the US, Japan and Russia.
A new National September 11 Memorial Museum commemorates both the 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. At each turn, exhibits recount chilling and heartbreaking moments from that September day and honors the victims with portraits of each individual killed in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. Judy Woodruff reports on the dedication ceremony.
In this week's episode: Mike Allen on the week in Washington; Henry Kissinger, Robert Gates and Tom Donilon on Russia and Ukraine; Annette Bening on The Face of Love; Wes Anderson on the Grand Budapest Hotel; and Nancy Gibbs and Jonathan Woods on TIME magazine's stunning photo from the top of the World Trade Center.
One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet.
Building Babel follows a year in the life of Sharif El-Gamal, the developer of Park51, the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque," a Muslim-led community center two blocks from the World Trade Center. With unlimited access to his life at home and in the office, the film paints a portrait of a Muslim-American businessman up against impossible odds.
Maja Hrabowska survived the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, but as a child, she also survived the Holocaust. Here, she recalls asking her mother why she was born amidst such hardship. After her parents were killed, Maja was saved from being deported to the death camps by a relative who was a Jewish policeman.