The official 9/11 Memorial, which sits in the footprint of the former World Trade Center towers, is about to open on the 10-year anniversary of that tragedy. Need to Know speaks with the New Yorker’s architecture critic Paul Goldberger about the memorial and other developments at ground zero.
This week on Need to Know, we examine where we are as a people on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, including a look at homegrown terrorism and a progress report on the rebuilding of Ground Zero.
In this essay, Jon Meacham reflects on the remarkable tolerance of Americans after 9/11, offers lessons from his own faith and implores us to fight nativism as strongly as we fight terrorism.
Alison Stewart provides a progress report and tours the World Trade Center site, and speaks with Julie Menin, chair of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan, about the gridlock.
Glenn Beck has said his rally at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend has “nothing to do” with the Ground Zero mosque controversy. But as Alison Stewart points out, the two may in fact have something in common.
This week on Need to Know: The religious history of lower Manhattan. The U.S. transition in Iraq. And best-selling author Gary Shteyngart, who absolutely loves “weiner dogs.”
Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the controversy over a proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero.
President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.