DCTV Remembers 9/11: 20th Anniversary


September 10, 2021

On September 11th, 2001, DCTV's Jon Alpert and Matt O'Neill were two of the only reporters to film the first night of rescue efforts at ground zero. This footage appeared on CBS’s Early Show and in HBO’s documentary IN MEMORIAM. In December, 2001, Alpert traveled to Kandahar, Afghanistan following an Afghan-American woman’s journey back to her birthplace. This documentary, AFGHANISTAN: FROM GROUND ZERO TO GROUND ZERO, aired on NHK Japanese television, CBC Canadian television, and PBS’s Now with Bill Moyers. DCTV’s footage from this time can also be seen in Spike Lee’s latest, NYC EPICENTERS 9/11→2021½. From the rubble and horror, there was also so much kindness and generosity. Here is an archival compilation to help us remember, honor, and take care of one another.