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Need to Know

Episode #170

6 WORD MEMOIRS- Three people who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks tell how their lives have changed, using the technique of six word memoirs. INTERVIEW: PAUL GOLDBERGER- Architectural critic Paul Goldberger of The New Yorker reflects on the 9/11 Memorial and the social, political and economic challenges of rebuilding at Ground Zero.

IN PERSPECTIVE: A JON MEACHAM ESSAY- A decade after one of the most tragic days in America's history, Jon Meacham reflects on the legacy of September 11, 2001 and wonders how it will be remembered in years to come.

INTERVIEW: TOM KEAN- On the ten year anniversary of September 11th, Need to Know host Alison Stewart talks with the Chair of the 9/11 Commission, Tom Kean, about where our country has come since 9/11 in terms of security, and what remains to be done.

THE WAR AT HOME- The 9/11 attacks resulted in the nation's longest war effort, although it remains peripheral to most Americans' lives. Not so for the military families whose loved ones are deployed to a war zone. Children with a deployed parent are two and half times more at risk to develop psychological problems than children in general. So on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, But we found that military children are also incredibly resilient. Need to Know profiles three families to get an intimate view into their lives and the sacrifices military children make every day.

INTERVIEW: DAVID POTORTI- David Potorti, a founder of September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, discusses with host Alison Stewart his organization's anti-war and anti-conflict efforts . [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: NEED TO KNOW is an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting. It breaks through the limitations of the broadcast schedule by means of a web-based production model that empowers audiences to "tune in" anytime and anywhere. A cross-media initiative built around a wide community of journalists and producers, with input from an engaged audience, NEED TO KNOW covers five primary beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; security; and culture. Stories, interviews, blogs and photo features are continually added to and updated online, with the production teams inviting interaction and input from online readers and users who are on the lookout for the latest information on a given subject. Each week's online story development culminates in the weekly broadcast, curated from the week's reporting by the various beat teams. The broadcast features documentary-style field reports, both domestic and international, short features and studio-based interviews and conversation to complement and advance the produced reports.

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