Studs Terkel surveys America as a once 'impregnable fortress' after 9/11

September 7, 2011

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Studs Terkel sat down with WBEZ's Richard Steele just a few days after the 9/11 attacks to discuss what had happened.

All week, Eight Forty-Eight looked back at the tragedies that occured on September 11, 2001, and the country's progress since that fateful day. A few days after planes hit the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, WBEZ’s Richard Steele sat down with then-Eight Forty-Eight special contributor, Studs Terkel. The late author, activist and oral historian began by sharing his first reaction when he heard the news and saw the images.