Bearing Witness: 9/11 Through the Eyes of NY1

Thursday, September 8, 2011
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Kristen Shaughnessy, Anchor/Reporter; one of the first on scene on 9/11
John Schiumo, Reporter on 9/11; one of the first on the scene; now Host of The Call
Lewis Dodley, Anchor; was anchoring evening of 9/11 and in the days/weeks after
Steve Paulus, SVP/GM of NY1 on 9/11; now SVP of News & Local Programming
Cheryl Wills, Health Reporter on 9/11; now Anchor/Reporter
Annika Pergament, Manhattan Reporter on 9/11; now Senior Business Anchor
Bobby Cuza, Print Reporter on 9/11; was there when the first tower collapsed; now NY1 Political Reporter
Andrew Kirtzman, Former NY1 Political Anchor; he wrote a book on Rudolph Giuliani
Moderator: Pat Kiernan, Anchor of NY1


Copresented by The Paley Center for Media, NY1, and Tribute WTC, this public event commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11 will feature remembrances and insights from the men and women who covered perhaps the most harrowing event in New York history for the city’s quintessential journalistic outlet, NY1. The NY1 team will not only reflect on the logistical, emotional, and professional challenges they confronted on that day and in the days after, but also discuss how their professional lives and indeed their entire profession changed as a result of these events.

The panel will also tackle the wider issues of what role the media played as events unfolded, and also in the ensuing days, weeks, and months. We will explore the vast changes in media production and consumption over the past ten years, and all the ramifications these changes would have on coverage of a similar emergency today.