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Children of 9/11 NBC Special, People Magazine Photo Essay Mark Anniversary

By WendyM |

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People magazine, NBC special look at Children of 9/11

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the coverage and specials surrounding that horrible day in history are airing on TV and appearing online and in magazines.

The kids of 9/11 – those who were children during the events of September 11, 2001 and those who were in utero at the time – are being featured in an NBC special and in the pages of People magazine.

The special “Children of 9/11″ airs September 5 and promises “a story that is not often heard — 9/11 from a children’s perspective. It tends to have been overlooked,” producer Janice Sutherland explains.

The stories include Caitlin Langone’s, who was 12 when her dad, a police officer trying to rescue people, died that day. She explains, “I felt this documentary was my opportunity to tell my story in my own words. I hope it gives people a better understanding. I hope it makes 9/11 more personal and more real for them.”

“Children of 9/11″ looks at 11 children who lost their parents on September 11.

People magazine has a feature photo essay about the children of 9/11 as well that examines the lives of 10 kids whose fathers died on September 11 – dads they never got to meet.

Mom Jill Gartenberg Pila shares, “This is something the whole world felt. As Jamie gets older, she realizes the loss she had was also a loss that affected everyone.” Jamie was born six months after 9/11.

Another 9 year old, Gabriel Jacobs Dick, releases balloons on 9/11 in memory of his dad, to “give him an update on how life is going.”

Look for the “Children of 9/11″ special on September 5.

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About WendyM



Wendy Michaels** has been an entertainment writer for many years, covering the celeb buzz for both TV Crunch and Movie Crunch blogs. She loves celebrity gossip on any level, from A-listers right down to those pesky reality stars. Wendy's passion for entertainment news is a strange addiction, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she enjoys time with her husband and two children.

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  1. Amy K says:

    I profiled a 14-year-old boy who was near ground zero on 9/11 and made a documentary about the experience of teachers and students. His story is so inspirational and he is committed to empowering children and teens.

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