NewsRemembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11: A Special SON Report

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( — On September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the worst terrorist act in American history.  It is a day none of us will ever forget.  For the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, I asked those who were working within the soap opera industry if they would like to share their thoughts and memories about that horrific day.  Here are the stories from former soap writers Tom Casiello, Tom King, and former soap writer/producer Lisa Connor.

: “I remember being alone in my apartment that morning, standing in my bedroom getting dressed when the first plane hit.”

: “9/11 fell on a Tuesday, the day when normally we “” writers met to start planning the new week of outlines.”

:  “I was producing at “AMC” at the time. The morning was perfect. I remember walking down West End Avenue and thinking ‘this is the most perfect day’.”

Lastly, here is my 9/11 story along with Soap Opera Network’s Editor-in-Chief , and Co-Administrator/Reporter SON Staff Remembers 9/11

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  • My2Cents

    I remember not understanding what was happening. Or why.
    As the hour moved on, I contacted others, and it was explained that the US was under attack.
    I said ‘stuff like that doesn’t happen here’!!
    My friend paused, and said its not suppose to. But it did.
    Our Country came to a stand still for days afterwards….

  • I remember that day all too well: from what I was wearing that day to what I was doing when we all learned the first plane hit.
    I had just gotten a new position at my job and would be going into training sessions with other co-workers who were also offered new positions in the Medicare branch.  I was still doing my previous job, working with home health care claims and was on the phone with someone who resided in New York, talking about their claims.  Within four minutes of the conversation, the phone just went dead.  I wasn’t able to call them back because the line remained busy.  When I stepped out of my cubicle, one of our trainers came up and announced that a plane hit one of the towers of the World Trade Center.  Everything just got eerily quiet and that’s when a lot of us learned that we couldn’t get in touch with the New York branch that we’ve been working with in terms of health care claims.

    It didn’t become real for any of us until we walked into the cafeteria and gathered around the television set, witnessing the second plane hitting and then watching in horror the tower toppling to the ground.  Sitting in training session became hard because most of us were on our cell phones trying to call family members and friend who were there; only to get no dial tone or a busy signal. While I may forget details of every day life, September 11th and what I was doing on that day will be something I will never forget.  Ever

    • My2Cents

      Those of us who were old enough to remember will never forget that day and the days to follow…..
      2 days later I was driving home from work, and the President came on the radio.
      I pulled my car over, as many others did on the street, and listened to what he had to say. I needed all the strength I could get. Then I drove the few blocks home and cried the whole way.