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By GARY BAUMGARTEN
For Harvey Eisner, editing WTC, In Their Own Words was a labor of love.
Eisner, a retired Tenafly, New Jersey fire chief and longtime editor of Firehouse Magazine, felt the calling to capture the story of 9/11 and present it through the eyes of those who responded to the call - members of the FDNY - the New York Fire Department.
It's more than photojournalism at its best - captured images from a perspective never before seen by the public. It's a reference guide. And in year's to come, it may very well be a seminal historic accounting of the immediate aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in history.
For some, still active or retired firefighters, it was too difficult to tell the story. For others, it was just the first, or second time, that they've ever articulated the emotional pain of that fateful day, nearly 10 years ago.
There's an accompanying DVD, with recorded video images as well.
Eisner felt it important to record for history the words of some of those who put their lives on the line. To present stories that have never before been publicly shared.
It was his way of honoring those who died, those who are ill, those who still will die from cancers and other diseases related to their responding to 9/11 and for those who lost brother firefighters on September 11, 2001.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
As expected, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today in South Carolina that he is the latest candidate for the Republican nomination for president.
Progressive radio show host and blogger Danny Schechter the News Dissector says there has to be joy in Obamacamp today.
Schechter, in an interview with the Paltalk News Network, says Perry's candidacy plays right into the hands of the Obama campaign, giving the president an opportunity to strike a distinction between himself, a right leaning moderate, with Perry, a far right wing evangelical Christian.
But, Schechter adds, the celebrating in Obamaville may be short-lived. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the perceived front-runner until now, is far more moderate than Perry. And there's still a chance the Republicans may shun the Tea Party and field another more moderate candidate who would be a more formidable opponent to Obama.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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NASA says its Mars orbiter has taken photos that suggest that water exists on the Red Planet.
Water, flowing on Mars, appears in late Spring through mid-Summer, scientists say.
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