[Carol Marin remembers 9/11]

Reports on Marin's personal experience when the second World Trade Center tower came down - General reports about the firefighters and first responders - Piece on NY firefighter chaplain who perished during attack

00:16Copy video clip URL Footage of the wreckage in Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the World Trade Center’s North tower. CBS News anchor Dan Rather introduces Carol Marin at the anchor’s desk, moments after being at the epicenter of the North tower’s collapse, her black suit jacket still dusted with the grey powder of pulverized debris. Marin narrates her harrowing experience during and after the building’s collapse, the firefighter who protected her from the collapsing flames, and a police officer named Brendan Duke who navigated her through the wreckage. Marin describes more scenes of the aftermath, how she eventually made her way to the CBS studios, and the lingering aura of tragedy, its fear and uncertainty.

03:13Copy video clip URL Live footage of the World Trade Center after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Dan Rather reads a quote by Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City.

04:00Copy video clip URL Rather questions Marin if she witnessed any dead bodies at the World Trade Center. Marin responds with what she saw of those injured at Ground Zero and the concern that most of the dead were contained in the wreckage of the buildings.

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04:49Copy video clip URL Dan Rather broadcasting from CBS News HQ on September 6, 2001, introduces Marin for a report on the first responders and volunteers at Ground Zero. Marin interviews Fran Cheney, a volunteer firefighter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and James [McGuinness], an emergency room nurse whose brother perished in one of the collapsed towers.

07:18Copy video clip URL On the evening of September 11, at a news conference standing beside Mayor Giuliani, New York City Fire Commissioner Tom Von Essen speaks on the more than 300 missing first responders. New York Fire Captain Joe Cunningham talks about the duty of responding as a fireman after the World Trade Center attacks and the need to find the missing first responders and those buried in the rubble. Cheney speaks about the legacy of firefighters in his family and his calling to uphold that honor.

08:40Copy video clip URL Marin concludes the report, highlighting the firefighters working by their own volition amid the loss and devastation. Rather responds to Marin’s report, reflecting on the fraternal bonds of firefighters.

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09:49Copy video clip URL Rather introduces another segment on New York City firefighters by Marin.

10:04Copy video clip URL Beginning of Marin’s segment on Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M., a Catholic priest who served as the chaplain to the New York City Fire Department who died on September 11, 2001. Marin interviews people who knew Father Judge and visits Judge’s parish St. Francis of Assisi on 31st Street across from FDNY Engine 1 Ladder 24. Firefighters reflect on Father Judge’s continuous dedication, ubiquitous presence with the firemen, and his voluntary decision to accompany the firemen on the morning of September 11.

11:55Copy video clip URL Father Judge’s impact on the lives of firefighters. Marin asks about Father Judge’s final moments before the towers collapsed. An image of Father Judge being carried from the rubble, a news conference in his honor. Fellow Franciscan brothers reflect on their relationship with Father Judge, the legacy of his memory, and his self-giving service.

13:53Copy video clip URL One of the Franciscan brothers shares a prayer Father Judge wrote. A firefighter speculates on how Father Judge would want others to respond to the terrorist attackers, urging them not to harbor hate. A fellow Franciscan reads Father Judge’s words spoken to a group of mourners five years prior after another tragic plane incident, the explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 into the Atlantic Ocean off the New York coast.

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