The Twin Towers could be viewed from many places around Manhattan, including Jersey City, N.J., across the Hudson River. Thirty-seven Jersey City residents died in the attack and the waterfront town was transformed into a relief and recovery staging area in the days that followed. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Joel Rose about the events there to mark the anniversary. Also, transmissions from American Airlines Flight 11 provide an insight into what happened in the plane that crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Audie Cornish describes the transmissions.
Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Quil Lawrence in Kabul about the impact of the attacks there, and how the longest war in American history has changed that country over the past 10 years. She then talks to Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and a writer for the New Yorker.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes remarks to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. His remarks are followed by a moment of silence, following which President Obama makes his remarks at Ground Zero. Bloomberg then reads the names of those who perished in the attacks.