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Links to articles and news reports from September 11, 2001 through October 19, 2001 related to the 9/11 attacks to the World Trade Center (WTC), the Pentagon, Flight 93, and related terror attacks.

See also the Opinion section for more 9/11 articles and news reports. For 9/11 photos, see Attack on America Images, Photos.

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Articles and News Reports

Obviously there are thousands of articles and reports on the September 11 attacks. The desire here is to provide some highlights of the news each day. If you need more extensive information, check out the resources and newsfeeds sections here.

This News Reports section covered the first 6 weeks of the initial aftermath of the September 11th attacks.

October 19, 2001

  • Bush Officials Try to Calm Anthrax Fears
    After a week of often conflicting information, the new domestic security chief, Tom Ridge, and others try to calm fears about Anthrax and bioterrorism.
    [10/19/01 by Todd S. Purdum and Elizabeth Becker, New York Times]

October 17, 2001

October 16, 2001

  • 'We Have Some Planes,' Hijacker Told Controller
    Article covers transcripts from the last moments before the planes hit the WTC towers, the Pentagon, and the crash in Pennsylvania and what was going on behind the scenes with the air traffic controllers, fighter planes to defend the U.S., and more.
    [10/16/01 by Matthew L. Wald with Kevin Sack, New York Times]

October 15, 2001

October 14, 2001

October 13, 2001

October 12, 2001

October 11, 2001

October 11 marks the one month anniversary of the terror attacks to the U.S.

October 9, 2001

October 8, 2001

October 7, 2001

October 4, 2001

  • Securing the Lines of a Wired Nation
    How well E-mail and the Internet worked after the September 11 attacks, and what the vulnerabilities are to be hacked by terrorists.
    [10/04/01 by John Schwartz, Technology, New York Times]

October 3, 2001

October 2, 2001

October 1, 2001

September 30, 2001

  • A Ground Zero Diary: 12 Days of Fire, Fear and Grit
    Heartfelt account, personal story from Ground Zero.
    [09/30/01 by C.J. Chivers, New York Times]
  • Bracing For Attack
    Attorney General John Ashcroft told CBS' Face The Nation that we need to be prepared for more attacks, especially if the U.S. retaliates with military action against terrorism.
    [09/30/01 CBS News]
  • The Days After
    "After September 11 the reality was hard to accept."
    [09/30/01 by David Maraniss, Anne Hull and Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post]

September 29, 2001

September 28, 2001

September 27, 2001

September 25, 2001

September 24, 2001

September 23, 2001

September 21, 2001

September 20, 2001

September 19, 2001

September 18, 2001

September 17, 2001

September 16, 2001

September 15, 2001

September 14, 2001

September 13, 2001

September 12, 2001

September 11, 2001

  • America’s Day of Horror
    Well done report - written, audio, and video by MPR. Slideshow, current news, audio of latest news by MPR and NPR, listen to speeches by Pres. Bush and others.
    [09/11/01 MPR News Headlines]
  • America Under Attack : Terror from the sky
    CNN’s special report of Tuesday’s attacks to the World Trade Center, Pentagon, plane crashes and aftermath. Links to stories, photos, video, audio, more.
    [09/11/01 CNN]
  • Chronology of terror
    Excellent chronological overview of the day’s events from 8:45 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    [09/11/01 9:27 PM EDT (0127 GMT) CNN]
  • Collapsed Trade Center towers still dangerous
    [09/11/01 9:07 PM EDT (0107 GMT) CNN]
  • Flight Tracker : Trade Center Crash
    Animation of the flight paths of the two planes that crashed into the WTC.
    [09/11/01 New York Times]
  • In pictures: Terror strikes New York
    Photographic chronology of the day’s events from just after the first plane hit the WTC through both towers collapsing.
    [09/11/01 9:27 PM EDT (0127 GMT) CNN]
  • September 11
    Screen shots of 150 news and information sites from September 11th.
    [09/11/01 ]
  • When Web Sites Caught Up, They Ran Far
    How main news sites couldn’t initially handle load but adjusted as the day went on. Meanwhile other sites, like Google, set up links and ways to find information quickly about the terrorist attacks.
    [09/11/01 by Amy Langfield, Online Journalism Review]

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[09/20/63 New York, President John F. Kennedy]

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