Live Webcast from DuMont Television Center Commemorates 9/11

Journalists, Montclair Residents, Students, and Faculty Remember

Montclair State University’s Carpe Diem television program and The Montclarion campus newspaper will present a live two-hour webcast commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday, September 9, from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. The production is in association with the College of the Arts and will be presented from the DuMont Television Center.

The webcast will look back at the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the political, cultural, and artistic fallout that resulted. The program will feature interviews with students, alumni, faculty, eyewitnesses, and prominent journalists whose lives were impacted by the tragic events of that day.  News footage of the event and its aftermath has been made available to the University for this webcast by CBS News.

The webcast can be viewed from a link on this page:

The webcast lineup includes:  

Jonathan Alter—Former Newsweek senior editor, NBC News contributor, and Bloomberg columnist, Alter covered 9/11 in many aspects during the past decade. He will be live in the studio.

David Brancaccio—An award-winning journalist, Brancaccio will discuss his experiences covering the 9/11 story over the past ten years, as well as the economic impact 9/11 had on the nation.

Tom Kaminski—From his WCBS-AM traffic helicopter that day, Kaminski had a unique perspective as the Twin Towers burned and collapsed. A pre-recorded segment will be featured.

Mike Benfante—A Montclair resident, Benfante worked in the World Trade Center and helped a woman in a wheelchair down 80 floors that day. A prerecorded interview with Benafante will be featured.

Larry Londino—A Montclair State professor, Londino will screen clips from the various projects the University’s Broadcasting Department has created about 9/11.  One of the projects won a regional Emmy.

Suzanne Trauth—A Montclair State professor, Trauth is directing Tuesday, a play about 9/11 which was written by Montclair State alumnus Ben Clawson and will tour this fall with students from the Department of Theatre and Dance. Trauth will be live in the studio with a video clip of students rehearsing the play.

Beverly Petersen—A Montclair State professor who was in lower Manhattan on 9/11 and made the documentary 71 West Broadway, Ground Zero, NY.  She will present a clip from the film.

Craig Monahan—A former NYFD firefighter who narrowly escaped death on 9/11 twice will be live in the studio. He lost dozens of close friends that day.

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