I was a senior at Hofstra University and that morning — I was getting ready in my dorm room for my magazine-writing class. It wasn’t my favorite class because I was a TV writer even back then…and I thought I could say more with fewer words. My professor didn’t agree.
Anyway — every morning I would eat breakfast while watching Regis and Kelly — their show was broken into by a news alert on this morning. The anchor said a plane had gone into the World Trade Center. I called my parents, who are also news junkies, because I knew they would be watching.
We thought it was an accident. While finishing up college I was also working full-time as a news writer at WLNY-TV55 on Long Island for their 11pm newscast. In the last few weeks I had done a few stories about “stunts gone wrong” — like this guy who parachuted and accidentally landed on the Statue of Liberty. I thought this might be a similar antic…until the second plane hit. Read more