Growing up in the shadow of 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011


When WNYC's Radio Rookies–a program that teaches kids how to tell their own stories–put out a call for personal tales of 9/11, Brendan Illis answered. Illis was 6-years-old when the towers fell, after which he became a voracious news consumer.  He says 9/11 and the past decade of news have played a pivotal role in the direction of his life.

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