9/11: New York Remembers Revisited


By Jerry Barmash Comment

In case you missed any of our special feature 9/11: New York Remembers, today we’re observing the 10th anniversary of the tragic day linking back to the entire series.

  • After an introduction, we began on August 19 with the memories of famed anchors Ernie Anastos, Bill Ritter, and Chuck Scarborough.
  • On Monday, August 22, we returned with one-time WABC/Channel 7 reporter Jeff Rossen describing the horrific scene at ground zero.
  • Longtime WINS reporter John Montone had his own struggles dealing with the disaster.
  • On August 24, we offered the account of two veteran NY1 reporters.
  • Tom Kaminski, well-known to WCBS-AM listeners for his chopper reporting, was in the air during 9/11.
  • Another well-known radio personality is Harry Harrison who, with his familiar style, was an important part of the healing process.

  • On Monday, August 29, longtime Kiss newsman Bob Slade told FishbowlNY about his long day of coverage.
  • WAXQ midday jock Maria Milito shared her memories with being on the air as the towers collapsed.
  • Also on the air were former Bloomberg Radio colleagues Ben Farnsworth and Peter Schacknow.
  • Longtime New York radio news anchor Mitch Lebe was on the air at Bloomberg as well during 9/11.
  • Famed WXTV anchor Rafael Pineda outlined the emotional tug-of-war he faced.
  • Our fourth week began on Labor Day with former Channel 7 sports anchor Scott Clark and his emotional 9/11 memories.
  • WPIX morning anchor Sukanya Krishnan kept her emotions in check following developments from the anchor desk and the street.
  • Longtime WNYW morning anchor Jim Ryan described the difficulties of keeping his composure.
  • Famed former WCBS/Channel 2 anchor Rolland Smith told his tale of getting the information out to WWOR viewers.  
  • And our series concluded with current WCBS anchor Maurice DuBois and his riveting story.

Photo courtesy of 911memorial.org