Continued from R:24348. Tape three of three. One in this series of radio programs hosted by Michael Enright and featuring news, talk, interviews, and documentary reporting. This tape presents coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and its aftermath, as aired on Canadian radio five days after the attacks. Enright briefly discusses how hard it is to separate one's journalistic "self" from the personal "self." Next, Nazim Baksh reports on the current treatment of Muslim Americans. Karen Wells then presents a documentary on life in New York today. She begins at Grand Central train terminal where she talks with people coming back to work for the first time since the attacks. The unidentified people discuss feeling unsafe in the wake of the attack, concerns over recent bomb threats, the potential for World War III, and the eerie silence and lack of traffic in the streets. Wells talks with a former fire chief about the radical differences between life "above and below 14th street." Wells then encounters "a man with two dogs at his feet" who discusses trying to locate his children at a school "down there" immediately after the attacks. Next, Chris Brick, an Englishman, talks of being in a "different time" now, and how it is very difficult to beat a faceless enemy that is prepared to die in order to win. Wells ends her documentary by reading from a random group of "Missing Person" posters pasted around the downtown area. Back in the studio, Wells joins Enright where she discusses the resilience of New Yorkers. She also answers questions from Enright concerning the work shifts of firefighters and policemen. Wells leaves and Enright tells an anecdote about his September 11 -- a day in which he was having a medical procedure done on his eyes and thus wasn't physically able to watch the tragedy on television until several hours after it occurred. The show ends with Enright reciting Margaret Atwood's poem "Notes Toward a Poem That Can Never Be Written." Includes the music "Doppio Movimento" by Aaron Copeland, "Concerto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo, and Elmer Bernstein's "Theme to 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'"


  • NETWORK: CBC (Canada)
  • DATE: September 16, 2001 Sunday 9:11 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:52:55
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  • CATALOG ID: R:24349
  • GENRE: Radio - Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - Canada
  • SERIES RUN: CBC (Canada) - Radio series, 2000-


  • Marcia Clarke … Executive Producer
  • Linda Groen … Producer
  • Margaret Daly … Producer
  • Brooke Forbes … Producer
  • Peter Kavanagh … Producer
  • Sarah Wilson … Producer
  • Jean Dalrymple … Producer
  • Erin Pettit … Producer
  • Elmer Bernstein … Music by
  • Aaron Copland … Music by
  • Joaquin Rodrigo … Music by
  • Michael Enright … Host
  • Nazim Baksch
  • Karen Wells … Reporter
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Chris Brick