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Chapter 1 8:53 a.m.-AP NewsAlert: New York-Plane crashes into World Trade Center. Chapter 2 9:09 a.m.-AP NewsAlert: New York-Plane crashes into second WTC tower. Chapter 3 9:31 a.m.-AP NewsAlert: Sarasota, FL-Bush calls WTC crashes apparent terrorist attack. Chapter 4 9:43 a.m.-AP NewsAlert: Washington-An Aircraft has crashed into the Pentagon. Chapter 5 10:07 a.m.-AP Flash: New York-One World Trade Center tower collapses. Chapter 6 10:29 a.m.-AP Flash: New York-Second World Trade Center tower collapses. Chapter 7 11:19 a.m.-AP Bulletin: New York-In Pa., a larged plane believed to be a 747 crashed. Chapter 8 12:23 a.m.-AP NewsAlert: Police Official says casualties could be in the thousands. Chapter 9 3:28 p.m.-CNN: New York-Giuliani says public transportation is restored. Chapter 10 5:25 p.m.-Reuters NewsAlert-47-story 7 World Trade Center collapses. Chapter 11 8:33 p.m.-AP NewsAlert: Bush says "Thousands of lives suddenly ended." Chapter 12 10:27 p.m.-AP NewsAlert: New York-Mayor says some people alive in Trade Center

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The Newseum is moving to Washington, D.C., where it is expected to reopen in 2006. During nearly five years of operation at its location in Arlington, Virginia, the Newseum hosted more than 2.2 million visitors. At its new home on Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., the Newseum will more than double in size and will offer enhanced experiences with exhibits, artifacts and interactives to take visitors behind the scenes of news as never before. The Newseum is funded by the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. Cathy Trost, an award-winning journalist and author, was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Detroit Free Press and United Press International. She is the founding director of the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland College of Journalism and is on the board of the Alicia Patterson Foundation. Alicia C. Shepard is senior writer for American Journalism Review and writes for Washingtonian magazine. She twice has won the National Press Club's media criticism award and has received the Barth Richards Media Criticism Award from Penn State University. She worked as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and Scripps League newspapers. Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News anchor since 1983, presides over one of America's most watched evening newscasts. He has covered every presidential election since 1968 and has interviewed a host of presidents and heads of state. The winner of many awards, he wrote The Greatest Generation, a best-selling account of the generation that grew up during the Depression and fought in World War II.


The heroic acts of New York's firefighters would never have been documented without the courageous coverage of journalists who knew instinctively that they were writing a tragic chapter in America's history. -- Peter L. Gorman, president, Uniformed Fire Officers Association, City of New York
Great events bring out the best in people. This is a marvelous sampling of how outstanding journalists responded to the tragedy of September 11. -- David S. Broder, political correspondent, The Washington Post
On September 11, fire and rescue workers were the first responders, helping thousands to safety, and journalists were the first witnesses, helping millions to understand. By putting aside their fear and 'running toward danger,' they reminded the world what bravery is. This book, like the tributes to our firefighters from across the country and around the world, is a reminder that heroes are often hidden in plain sight, doing the work that is essential to America as we know it. -- Nicholas Scoppetta, commissioner, Fire Department of the City of New York
This book tells one of the most important stories of the century-a story that changed not only the landscape of New York, but also the way people here in America and throughout the world view life. What other spot would a photojournalist rather be in? -- Wendy Doremus
This book recognizes the media's crucial role in contributing to restoring the nation's confidence in the face of horrific tragedy. -- Edward Plaugher, Arlington County (Va.) Fire Chief
What makes these stories all the more compelling is that none of the newspeople knew when they came to work that morning that an assignment full of deadly risk waited for them, not in some distant battle-scarred place, but very close to home. -- Lou Boccardi, president, The Associated Press
An adrenaline rush of insight into what journalists do-and why. -- James M. Naughton, president, Poynter Institute

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