- Newsmaker: Polling Day in Twelve States on the Eve of 9/11
On this, the eve of September 11, the threat to homeland security has been officially increased. Still, life goes on. It-s the last primary day before November-s general, midterm elections. John Nichols, political correspondent for The Nation, discusses predictions on voter turnout and touches on several races, including those in New York and Florida, where former Attorney General Janet Reno is running for Governor.
- Reporter's Notebook: Manhattan Teen Reflects on Year since 9/11
Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan was evacuated after the first Trade Tower collapsed. Three weeks later, students returned to class, inventing devices to help cope with their unimaginable reality. Oliver Horowitz, a senior at Stuyvesant High and co-host of In the Mix: The New Normal, which will air on PBS stations around the US over the next three Saturdays, says his -video homeroom- has become a Stuyvesant staple.
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