Share your stories. Where were YOU when you heard about the attack on 9/11?
I was filling in for Julie Phillps on our morning newscast on WSPA TV.
I was supposed to do the cutin, and was standing by, when New York started showing images of the tower, and kept showing them until another plane hit the Twin Towers, and they later crumbled before our eyes.
I grew up outside New York City and all I could think of was standing on top of the towers, so many times. I kept imaging being in there, as this horror unfolded.
I quickly grabbed the phone, like so many of us did, and called my husband. Called my father. My brother. My Aunt.
I remember the sick feeling in my stomach, and a sudden sense that life would never be quite the same again.
I remember dreading trying to explain what I’d just witnessed to my 5 year old, Brianna.
After watching TV like everyone for a while, we at WSPA TV, decided to use our second channel. WYCW, to bring in experts to take calls from viewers after establishing a Help Line.
So many people were upset, and just wanted to talk. Or they had relatives in New York and the other cities and were worried.
So where were you? How did you feel that morning? What thoughts went through your mind?
Tell me. I want to hear YOUR story.
VIDEO CHAT on Facebook! No need to wait — here’ s the link you’ve been waiting for. Enjoy :)
and read more about the changes here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388134,00.asp
Facebook and Skype team up to bring you video chat, for now it’s one on one - but they hinted that will change down the road.
And they also launched audio group chat :)
NPR’s Morning Edition featured the Beacon! Sure did. Here’s a link.