445: Ten Years In

445: Ten Years In

Sep 9, 2011
In this show, we return to people who've been on This American Life in the last ten years, whose lives were drastically altered by 9/11, including Hyder Akbar, an Afghan-American teen who moved to Afghanistan after his father was tapped to become governor of Kunar province there.
And Marian Fontana, whose husband Dave was a firefighter who died in the Twin Towers; and Lynn Simpson, who escaped from the 89th floor and made it out of the World Trade Center with about a minute to spare.

Rob Geddis helped with the music in this episode.

  • On 9/11, Lynn Simpson escaped from the 89th floor of the World Trade Center. Ira talks with her about what's changed since she first appeared on the show, just a week after the attacks in 2001. (7 minutes)9/11

    Embed

    Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this story into your web page or blog.

    pixels

Embed

Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this episode into your web page or blog.

pixels