Re: 9/11: What Do You Remember?
I was in my second year at Tulane.
I remember waking up for a morning class (Industrial Organization Psychology) and walking out of my dorm room -- someone in the hallway told me that the World Trade Center had been hit by an airplane. I ducked back into my room to flip on CNN and watch some of the coverage before class (being on time for class was never a high priority for me). As I was watching, I saw the second plane hit the other building. I ran off to class only to find that it had been dismissed and classes were cancelled.
I spent the rest of the day (and night) watching news coverage.
Honestly, the memory of 9/11 that sticks out in my mind the most was the fact that EVERY cable channel went to news. It was 24/7 coverage of the attacks, sadness, impromptu memorials, speeches by leaders, analysts trying to understand what had happened. It was almost overwhelming. The first channel I remember that went back to regular programming was the Cartoon Network, who started showing old Looney Tunes at some ungodly late hour. I remember my suitemates and I flipped over to that and we both laughed like maniacs at stuff we hadn't seen or taken seriously since we were in grade school. We all just needed a break from the unrelenting storm of death and sorrow that had filled the TVs since the attacks had happened.
Man, I can't believe it's been 7 years...
23 Years and Counting...