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KOLD Channel 13, September 11, 2001 Collection


This collection documents Tucsonans thoughts and reflections following the attacks of September 11, 2001. As an introduction, KOLD interviewed Dr. Paul Beezley of the University of Arizona History Department. He compared the events to the Civil War and the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in U.S. history. The difference that was drawn between the two events is that the social history of the Civil War is preserved in correspondence from that period. Following the events of September 11, however, correspondence was via email and therefore not preserved. Recognizing this, KOLD sent out a request to viewers asking them to submit their thoughts to KOLD for historical preservation at the University of Arizona Special Collections. Four submissions were selected and read on the air by the authors during subsequent news broadcasts. All submissions are included in this collection.