ROBERT DE NIRO
New York City born actor and producer, Robert De Niro was at his Tribeca home watching
with disbelief. The fall of the North Tower was so unreal he says he had to look at the television to
confirm what he was seeing.
Born and raised in Hoboken, N.J., Cristin Cricco-Powell is a reality television producer who was living in
SoHo when a jetliner roared overhead the morning of the 2001 attacks.
Bobby Parnell has lived in New York City since 2008, working as a closing pitcher for
the New York Mets. His respect of 9/11 first responders runs deep. He comes from a family of firefighters in
Roger Corrado once worked as the vice chairman of the New York Board of Trade at the
original World Trade Center 4 building. From Hoboken as a teenager, he watched the rise of the twin tower
Rudy Giuliani fought for New Yorkers by targeting the mob and cleaning up the streets in
the 1980s and 1990s. But his most lasting image may be the leadership he demonstrated as the city’s mayor
after terrorists attacked his city and country.
9/11 survivor Marilyn Goldberg worked on the 72nd floor of the South Tower. She recounts
her escape, the 1965 blackout and growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s.
New York Times reporter David Dunlap has long documented the World Trade Center rebuilding as part of his
Building Blocks column. He reflects on New Yorkers’ affection for the original WTC and how the new site fits
into the fabric of the city.
Advertising executive Jan Zislin came of age in the 1970s when the East Village music
scene was booming. After the attack on her city, she felt compelled to help and would later face a hard
decision of returning to where it all began.
New York 1 society reporter, lawyer, farmer and philanthropist George Whipple cares
deeply about preserving the past. He’s helping to safeguard areas in Putnam County, N.Y., where he
commissioned a 9/11 memorial honoring the county’s residents killed in the attacks.
After the towers fell when he was a New York University student, Imam Khalid Latif
became a leader in the local Muslim community. He reflects on growing up before and after 9/11, and
addresses the challenges Muslims in America continue to face today.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Harold Buisson has witnessed the borough’s dramatic
transformation. On 9/11, he would find himself running for his life as the South Tower collapsed. He
discusses “old New York” and how the city has changed since the attacks.
Katie Couric reported breaking news to millions of “Today Show” viewers as the terror
attacks unfolded. Now 15 years later, the Yahoo! global news anchor remembers that day, reflects on her life
and her appreciation for normalcy.