I am Garrett Graff, I am a journalist, 9/11 Historian, and New York Times Bestseller. I'm here to talk about the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.
Hi Reddit! Garrett Graff here. Today, I'm talking about the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and the release of my audio series exploring that day's legacy Long Shadow
I’ve spent most of the two decades since 9/11 covering the legacy of that tragic day. Both the human experience as well as the way it changed our government and our society. From the rise of homeland security to the War on Terror to its effects on our politics.
What happened on 9/11 and how it changed our world is the most important story of the modern age. It’s the hinge on which so much changed. The dividing line between the 20th Century and the 21st. But since I started reporting on September 11th and speaking to people across the country about it. I’ve realized many still don’t really know all that happened.
Today, a quarter of Americans are too young to remember the attacks at all. And in chronicling how these attacks changed our lives. I’ve realized the history we now teach of September 11th is a simple one. We recall the surprise attack that shot across the blue sky of a back-to-school September day. Buildings fell down. Flags popped up. Lives are changed. But that telling is too tidy. And that's why my new podcast series Long Shadow is here. It recreates the events of the day and explores the lingering questions we're still left grappling with.
I'm here with Lead Producer Max Johnston and my production team at Goat Rodeo and Long Lead, to answer your questions.