Time After Time

February 23, 2003

The collapse of the twin towers gave birth to a strange new world.  It was a city of fire and dust, rubble crunching under foot and eerie underground rivers.  William Langewiesche  was the only journalist with unrestricted access to Ground Zero.  What he found there was startling, natural, and uniquely American.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge lessons learned from what remains.  And, the romance of ruins.

  1. William Langewiesche on Ground Zero

    William Langewiesche tells Anne Strainchamps about the underground rivers at Ground Zero and the extraordinary courage and leadership shown by all the volunteers who participated in the clean up, even as the firemen rejected the heroic language used in the media.

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  2. Christopher Woodward on Ruins

    Christopher Woodward talks with Steve Paulson about the English mania for ruins and why they inspired the Romantic poets. Woodward’s book is “In Ruins.”

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  3. Mick Aston on Time Team

    Mick Aston is an archeologist and the co-creator of the British television show “Time Team.”  Aston and a crew of archeologists and scientists descend on a site and see what they can come up with in three days.

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  4. Jay Griffiths on A Cultural View of Time

    British journalist Jay Griffiths talks with Jim Fleming about the ways different cultures around the world think about time.  Her book is “A Sideways Look at Time.”

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  5. Will Friedwald on "As Time Goes By"

    Music historian Will Friedwald talks with Steve Paulson about “As Time Goes By” and why we love it. 

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