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September 11, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 01:00 PM ET

Anniversary of 9/11

Nine years ago, terror attacks in the

U.S. brought America to a standstill.

Larry asks celebrities, politicians and

others, “Where Were You,” on 9/11.

We want to hear from you!

Where were YOU on 9/11?

Weigh in below.

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IKHAN   September 11th, 2010 1:41 pm ET

Hi Larry,

We were in California, our son worked for a bank in the Financial Center & his train stop was the World Trade Center. You can imagine what we went thru though with God's blessing his train was stopped by the authorities before it reached the World Trade center.With thousands others covered in dust & soot he managed to walk back to Queens where he lived. Only son of close friends a Muslim family, though perished in the disaster.
Larry, 9 years, two devastating wars, hundreds of thousands of deaths. What have we learned?
Its time that American public is told the truth as to what landed us into this mess.
Intelligence agencies around the world their govts, many in our military, law enforcement, intelligence, first responders, aviation experts like " Pilots for 9/11 Truth". Richard Gage the prominent California architect & thousand plus of his professional colleagues reject the official version based on the evidence they have been gathering.
When a senior BBC investigative journalist Alan Hart in an interview with BBC makes startling disclosures, Americans should take notice.
He has been gathering evidence & interviewing people in positions of authority for years & has now broken his silence. In his hour long interview with Kevin Barret of BBC in May of 2010. He comes up with startling disclosures. This interview is available on YouTube.
From complicity of the intelligence services of a close ally of ours, to demolishing the Twin Towers by controlled explosives on the ground , his interview carries many though provoking premises.
Americans after making


Mary Jo Bussell   September 11th, 2010 3:17 pm ET

I want to see the September 10, 2010, program. with
guest Father Robert Spitzer. Do you guys past programs?
It was just yesterday!
Mary Jo Bussell
Indianapolis, IN


Joel Weiss   September 11th, 2010 3:17 pm ET

I was unemployed and taking a shower when the first one hit. While drying off, the second plane struck and I felt a dagger going through my gut. When the towers collapsed, one by one, I felt my brain melting and on its way down to my toes melting away everything in me. I was hollow with devastation. Yet, when I realized what was happening I knew that it was the depraved souls who thought that what they had to gain (paradise, virgins, etc.) was worth much more than the souls of those they knew nothing about. The kind of selfishness that astounds me beyond limit.


Jan-Fraser Coward   September 11th, 2010 4:03 pm ET

I was getting ready to go to work on September 11 2001 I turned on the T.V. for a few moments and when the firs plane hit I thought it was an accident that did not mean to happen but when the second and third plane hit i knew this was for real and it was serious.
It was a hidious act that should never have happend.
Lots of people died for no good reason except people who had no feeling for human life killed for no resaon but they're own pleasure.


Margie Dillard Fuqua   September 11th, 2010 4:27 pm ET

I was at computer 9/11. I saw it in totality from here where I now sit.
It came at such a shock! I really don't know if I were frightened.


Floyd Mattoon   September 11th, 2010 5:06 pm ET

I think of the First 9/11 and thank the military who dealt with these early invaders and am extremely grateful. The enemy had a plan to divide and conquer our country but a very determined force of Americans put an end to the agression. Most of us have forgotten this event from 1814. It was The Battle of Plattsburgh and it took place in 9/11/1814 in Plattsburgh NY. It was a decisive battle and one of the strongest signals to the British to leave our country alone. I only hope that this present 9/11 would be remembered for a very long time as a rallying point to keep our country free. We have a way of forgetting or minimising past events in our history and I pray that both 9/11s in New york will live forever.


Kevin Dreher   September 11th, 2010 6:09 pm ET

I am in no way saying it is right to burn the Quran but can someone please tell me why people can burn the US flag all over the world and no one seems to care? Is that not disrespectful? Why isn't President Obama on the phone with the French expressing his displeasure for the burning of the US Flag in France?


Susan   September 11th, 2010 6:21 pm ET

I will never forget 9/11 for it was the last day I saw my Dad alive–I was visiting he and his new wife in Florida and he was in a nursing home at that time–I had to leave to come back home in a hurry for I thought we were at war and felt that all busses, trains, planes, etc. would be stopped from transportation. Some of that was true. It was one of the saddest days of my life as I look back at it. I had a job to hold back home and needed to return to it never knowing if I would ever see Dad alive again. He died 3 months later. I feel he also knew it was our last visit!


Sabrina   September 11th, 2010 6:42 pm ET

I will not tell my age or location but I was quite young when this happened. I was not in the same state, or even close, but I feel awful for those who lost their lives. It was dumb and wrong for those terrorists to go and fly planes or jets into the Twin Towers. What was their exact reason anyway? And if it was such a big tragedy, why aren't we rebuilding the towers? It doesn't make sense in my opinion, if the President had any sense of mind, he'd rebuild the towers! It happened nine years ago, don't you think that if it was such a big deal, we would have actually done something about it? And if the Quran burning is still going on today (it'd be happening now) it might cause a war... WW3 maybe? That pastor shouldn't be doing that, but what's it matter anyway? Sure it'll upset people, but their just books for crying out loud!


Mark Nelson   September 11th, 2010 7:56 pm ET

My mom just woke me up, i didnt know what the world trade center was. I watched in horror, a few minutes later we went to the store and it was ghostly dead.. i stayed up all night, watching as they cleaned up the rubble, i remember everything, as i write to you in tears. Every year i put the towers on my myspace and facebook, this is my first terrorist expierience, i was 18, i cant believe its been 9 years!, i know damn well i'll never forget!


marie hoffman   September 11th, 2010 8:13 pm ET

As far as the Mosque goes, Itt is difficult. I think Obama is right on. The zoneing laws of New York City apply. What do the people in the local community think? I had a sad experience in Temecula, Ca. My children were in a Catholic preschool run by Nuns and they wanted to build a elementary school and it was incredible. People did not want a Catholic Elementary school as a neighbor. Not just one, but several sites had to be considered. Because, believe it or not, there are people who did not want us as neighbors. The nuns decided to select a site where people wanted them there or did not object to them being there.


susan willard   September 11th, 2010 8:25 pm ET

Would there be such an uproar if Timothy MCVeigh was a Christian? Would some not want to have a church built with in 2 block of the Murrah sight? This is just plain out of hand.


CJ Omaha NE   September 11th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

i was a third grader visiting delaware after my grandfather had a heart attack earler in the week, MI came in for a coca-cola around 9am to my mom screaming at me to get my dad, all i saw the rest of that moring confused me, untill i saw the south tower fall on tv...... now i see 9/11 as a great day "People to People International" a nonprofit i am active in Celebrated 54 years today from when Pres Eisenower created it!


Ann in NH   September 11th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

I was holding my 9 month old daughter when the towers collapsed and wondered what kind of world I had brought her into. I spent the day glued to my television and praying for those who perished and the families they left behind.


jess   September 11th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

i was in 8th grade and i'll never forget how nervous all the teachers were! i didnt get the notice till after last peroid when i came home that day i turn on CNN and i never thought that i would see something like this happen it was like a seen out of a movie that you never thought it could happen but it actally did!


Sean Davey   September 11th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

I was standing on a beach at 1.00 in the afternoon on the remote Scottish Isle of Lewis. By the time we all made it back to where we were staying, it was nothing but incident after incident on the TV. Total shock, piled upon shockj, piled upon shock, to see it all lined up like that, one after the other....


Arielle .E   September 11th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

I was only ten days old on that day and my mother was bringing me home from the hospital . Ill never forget that day.


Marina Martinez   September 11th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

It was my first year teaching 8th grade right outside the city of Chicago in Calumet City, IL. School was about 15 minutes away from starting when a student came running in saying that planes were hitting buildings. I was so confused, our televisions were not very good and there was a lot of static. I could see smoke and the one Twin Tower on fire. I called my father and husband and at that moment the second plane hit. Later, trying to calm my class down, parents coming in pulling out their children. I look at the tv and see that there is only one building. I had no idea what happened to that building. I was truly scared, and knew it was bad.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 11th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

Sadly America was attacked for the second time since its inception by a small band of religious zealots this date 9 years ago. Whatever religion they were does not matter in the least. What does matter is that beyond the deaths occurring at those three sites in the U.S., there were 1.5 million plus casualties on foreign soils that should never have occurred if a former president, supported by his administration, was not trying to be a replicate of his father's quests during WWII. The DOJ and Interpol, in my opinion, would have accomplished the duty of seeking and administering justice on behalf of those who lost their lives on 9/11. In addition, 1000 plus more U.S. servicemen and women died as a result of those two wars than were killed on the day of 9/11.

We have a nation with a Christian majority that is just as capable of exhibiting the behavior that a small band of idiots accomplished on this sad and historic date. We have more than a few bigoted and close-minded zealots, we unfortunately have to call citizens, and they walk among us in all corners of these 50 states we call united.

In memory of those sacrificed on this date by the actions of those few, we can only hope their deaths would be regarded as a symbol of our freedoms and democratic values by the willingness of the majority of good and open-minded citizens in this nation to uphold the constitutional binds that hold it and its citizens together.

This date, 9/11, will have multiple meanings and significance, and infamy will define it as more than a date that this nation was attacked...caj


Liz   September 11th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

In my classroom with a group of sophomores and juniors – as we watched and tried to figure out what was fact and what was speculation. Showing them on maps the distances of cities on the East coast...trying to reassure them, and yet being ...unsure myself what was going on. Later in the day watching coverage with Seniors, some of whom were already signed up for the guard and clearly wondering what that was going to mean for them. Overall – just sick at heart for the people who had lost their lives. I think I cried everyday for about 6 weeks afterward.


Martin   September 11th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

I was 18 at the time.. I remember I was signing up for class at my local high school.. I dropped out the year before.. I was in the office.. and the time stopped... you could hear a pin drop.... the sound of Angels coming down from heaven to help there brothers and sisters.


Micaela   September 11th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

I was 14 years old, sitting in a 9th grade Spanish class. Looking back on that day and the announcement that came over the loud speaker informing the student body of a plane that had crashed into the World Trade Center, I think it speaks wonders of the innocence of my generation that we made no assumption other than it had been a mere accident. My, how our lives have changed. That innocence and fearlessness are forever gone from our hearts and minds but the pride for our country is deeper than ever. Today, many of those very classmates with whom I sat conjugating verbs that fateful morning are the brave men and women fighting and risking their lives for our justice. May God bless them and ALL affected by the tragic events of that beautiful blue-sky morning.


Bethann Mulville   September 11th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Throwing up at home holding my 2 year old twin boys. I called the preschool of my 4 year old to make sure he got picked up and called the primary school of my 6 and 7 year old to make sure that they were taken care of because my husband was at the Pentagon and I didn't know whether he was dead or alive. I didn't want to have to tell our 5 kids ANYTHING until I had a better idea whether their father was coming home from work that day or not. My husband pulled into the driveway sometime in the late afternoon. After 9/11 my husband worked on a special committee looking for Bin Laden and we basically didn't see him again until February/March of '02. The bottom line is that some people were impacted by 9/11 more than others. I personally would have preferred a nice little hurricane or oil leak in the gulf. You can move away from that, it's a choice to live on the gulf of mexico. Generally, civilians working for the Dept. of Defense at the Pentagon, born and raised in Northern Virginia, aren't signing on to be murder victims as a job risk.


Martin   September 11th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

I live in Garfield New Jersey... the news has come.. the nightmare was upon us.. I drove around my town.. and not one car was to be found.. all you could see was the candles the great souls lit... I lived 10 miles away from that tragic place. Always and for Ever .. in my prayers!


LeeAnna   September 11th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

I was home on vaction. I thought it was another Hollywood's movie when I saw the airplane go thru the 1st building. I heard people discusing the attach when I went to Starbucks.


Ragib   September 11th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Dear Larry:

I just came to USA from Bosnia and Hercegovina , it was my first month in 5th grade at local elementry school. I came to school of a school bus, walked into class room where on CNN I saw how planes are hitting the towers. I though it was a movie, I sat started watching, got excited, then another class mate translated the news to me, telling US is being under atack that planes are hitting buildings. First thing that came to my mind is that I just left a war and came for freedom and another war comes. I left school told my parents lets go back home, I was scared for another war.


Jean, Toronto   September 11th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

All the way in Canada, I was home. That morning I had an appointment prior to going to work. I was then getting ready. The TV Station was tuned in to CTV Canada AM News. As I walked into the room where the TV is located I observed this TV Station was reporting that a plane crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City. I was shocked and stood mesmerized. I said to myself, "No way am I going out at least this morning." I was glued to the TV.
Later the manager of the department where I worked telephoned to inform me, not to come to work that the office will be closed that day. This was the scene in downtown Toronto as all offices in that area as the Stock Exchange and Financial Institutions closed and all employees were sent home.
What a scene it was to view the influx of people trying to get a street car, a bus and subway train to go home. The fear was this situation may also occur in Toronto in the business sector. That evening, specifically downtown Toronto was a ghost town.
I cried and prayed for those who were trapped in that inferno as I refer to it and for those who tried to escape and those who never did. We mourned with the American people.
I understood that two people, a man and a woman from my land of birth in the West Indies who were employed there died in the inferno. I have yet to hear if their remains were found. No doubt, they are buried at Ground Zero. I know the young man's family.
It is now nine years which seems as only today this occurred. I will always remember 9/11 and pray along and mourn, be it in spirit with the families of the victims.
This view was heartrending. I will never forget that view on TV and as the news was relayed on CNN when I switched to CNN. Memories will always remain.
It is appropriate to have an annual remembrance to honor those who died and those who were assisting the injured and who also lost their lives as the approximately 360 firefighters.
I also remember the Catholic Priest who died while also spiritually administering to the injured.
To this day, I am deeply saddened at what occurred in NYC on September 11, 2001.
Lest we forget. May the souls of those who died in that inferno rest in God's peace. Amen!
God bless and protect America.


Charles   September 11th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

@Susan Willard,
The flow with your comment is that Timothy McVeigh did in no way indicate he did what he did in the name of Christianity.


Patti Hanks, Las Vegas, Nevada   September 11th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

I had been awake for only a few minutes when my roommate called me to come see what was on TV. The plane had hit the first tower of the WTC. I asked what had happened. Did a pilot fly off course? A plane malfunction? Was it a deliberate act? We discussed the possibility of a terrorist attack. I had a bad feeling.
I went to my seven-year-old son's bedroom and woke him. It was too early to get ready for school, and he didn't want to get up, but I told him to come watch, this was going to be one of those things that you never forget what you were doing at the moment you heard the news.
We got back to the TV just before the second plane hit. We watched together in horror as the towers fell.
Talking about it today, my son said he does remember that day in stark detail. He said his second grade teachers at school were serious and sad. To me, the whole city was quiet that entire week, our moment of silence while we tried to get our minds around what had happened and what lay ahead.


Tony   September 11th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

I was coming home from my midnight shift as a Police Officer in Connecticut. I laid down to bed as others went to work and my wife called me, and informed me about the first plane. I watched in horror as the second plane hit the second tower. What I don't understand is why is there not more coverage on television in the year 2010 about what happened that day. As a citizen of this country, we should never forget those who were lost that day or become complacent with the events that took place on that day. On 9/11 of every year those images should be shown to honor those who were lost, and to remind us that we should always be on guard so that those terrible events will never happen again.


harvey dodds   September 11th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

woke up had my shower, turned on the TV, saw the second jet hit the tower live. Ran to the bedroom, and told my wife "the world is comming to an end" Turn on the frikkin TV . I went to work that morning in Northern ALBERTA, where jet trails in the sky are normal and by eleven am (9es) there where non in the sky. I watched and I cried, though sometimes days later, when I thought of the thousands lost. R. I.P. you unspecting souls. I will never forget, never!


jim   September 11th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

i was in school but the teachers werent allowed to tell us. didnt find out until later. Where were you Larry?


Liz   September 11th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

@ jim The teachers weren't allowed to tell you? What grade were you in? {grade school I can understand, but not if you were in HS)


Wilhelmina   September 11th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

I was at work in Stamford, Ct, but my boss had not yet arrived. My insomniac sister from San Diego called me to report the 4 plane crashes, terrified, knowing that my husband and daughter worked in the immediate area. I discovered later that my daughter, enroute to a meeting in the north Tower – was one of the few that actually saw the 1st plane hit. She called her Dad, who had her come to his office on Water St. instead. They experienced all of it firsthand, but survived in a nearby basement restaurant. I watched on the office TV, and when my employer arrived, I grabbed him and began to scream and sob at the top of my lungs – saying that the world had changed forever, that NOTHING WOULD EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD... a veteran of WWII, he was dumbfounded, and did not respond verbally... I still do not how I knew, or at that point had any clear idea of possible ramifications – but that thought was more profound and uppermost in my mind – even more than the safety of my family... The knowledge was the terror of my life – and I know now I was correct...


aaron timmons   September 11th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

I was 5 years old and i can remember watching t.v. and then the i saw that the twin towers were hit by a plane. I ran down stairs and got my dad and we just started watching t.v., the look in my dads eyes just gave off an essence that was like, this cant be happening not here. I didn't really know what was going on but i knew it was bad.


mbondi   September 11th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Larry asked "where were you when the world stopped?".
The world did not stop on 9/11. Good and heroic deeds continued, just as bad and disgraceful deeds. Before 9/11, many parts of the world had suffered atrocities that were just as tragic, or even more tragic. Since 9/11, many parts of the world have suffered sudden, tragic and unfair deaths. I just hope that people will, at least once, mean it when they say "never again".


Rock With You Horsegirl   September 11th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

I was in my bedroom getting ready for my day when my mom comes into my room and says that the Twin Towers were gone.


Susan   September 11th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

I just returned from TN where I saw my daughter in Mania and physcosis taking an all night Greyhound, and was at work mad that the analysts did not ask how I was or my daughter. When one started crying and said today was her birthday. I was already tramatized from seeing my daughter that way and the managers scared us and said get out now that the mall was closed, the freeway and the base. I drove home and stopped at my daughters school and hugged her. When I got home my mom called me. Then I was alone staring at CNN and crying. Walked outside in the blue sky and wondered what happened to the flag I had on the table in a plant pot. It was 20 feet away in the garden. Two days later I was back in TN with my daughter in Mania again. Stayed 10 days and remember being in a card store and a table with suvineers of the attacks. Came home and then we had a gas leak in the building where I worked and had to evacuate. So I still have a flag the one in my garden in the vase in my beetle.


Roberta   September 11th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

I was teaching a class in Brazil when some friends stopped by to tell me about the tragedy. I was pregnant and in three months my baby girl would be born. I thought about what the world had become and what future we would have ahead of us.


Smith in Oregon   September 11th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

It took some 40 years AFTER Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor before many Archie Bunkers in the Republican party began actively buying Japanese Auto's, Electronics and Supplies. I recall hearing various bigoted comments against all Japanese people for an additional 10 years. Sometime during the Democratic administration of President Bill Clinton, bigotry towards the Japanese people nearly entirely died out.

Today, bigoted cry's of 'Remember the Arizona' ring as hollow and unresponsive as 'Remember the Alamo' by the Texan bigots against the Hispanic people.

Will it really take America 30 more years to quell the 9/11 bigotry towards all Arabic people? Faux's entertainment network is certainly active in casting all Arabic people as terrorist bent on 'Stealth Jihad' against the American people.

Where are the News Agency's reaching out to find common ground with the Arabic people in everyday life? The Arabic people contribute far more to the world than simply the image of praying in mass in a Mosque and scenes of death and destruction. CNN's former Middle East correspondent really tried to flesh out a much larger picture of the Arabic people of many nations, sadly Christine is no longer with CNN. I hope CNN endeavorers to promote the many cultural contributions and achievements of the Arabic people.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 11th, 2010 10:32 pm ET

Jean, in Toronto

Been to Starbucks yet to try the ' Kopi Luwak' cup of Joe? You can google it to learn of it origin. As far as where I was on 9/11/01. I had just retired recently and just woke up that morning and heard the news and the rest is still making history.. Take care Jean..and get out your winter gear early...lol...caj


maggie   September 11th, 2010 11:35 pm ET

It was evening in Australia....couldn`t beleive my eyes what I was seeing live on the tv it was so tragic!


Melissa   September 11th, 2010 11:56 pm ET

I was in 6th grade, and now that I look back on it I remember watching two planes fly over my house that morning before I went to school at 8:00am. I remember kids leaving class one by one, and everyone was worried. They wouldn't let us out for lunch because they were spraying for bugs. (That's what they said) I remember when the day was over and all the teachers were at the doors screaming go home get on your bus, and get home, They called off everything that day. I remember walking to my mom's car and sitting down after i got in, and questioned why the president was on the radio. My mom had told me that the towers had fallen, and I got goosebumps, and freaked out. I asked about my family because they all work in NYC. New York is so near and dear to my heart, and what they did to my home made me sick, and to the families. That night I watched in terror the president speak, and I was so scared. i thought we were all going to die. Im thinking to myself Im only 12 I cant die yet. Thank god my family was ok, and I think they could of handled this situation better. I think that the government knew, but its all hear say. I just dont understand how anyone can live with themselves watching so many people die. I still cant believe how long it has been. I hope all the families are well, and can live each day to the fullest.


EH Ryan   September 11th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

I was glued to CNN all day after getting a call about 8:30 a.m. from an intern working at a TV station. Watched your excellent program tonight. It was nice to see two seconds of an over-the-shoulder shot of Aaron Brown as a bump when you went to commercial. He did a marvelous job as your anchor that terrible day. He was one of the reasons CNN had the best, most credible coverage. Just because you part company shouldn't mean you erase history. He did a marvelous job,as did many others of those who have since left CNn


Eva   September 12th, 2010 12:05 am ET

My husband and I were at the Vet having our dog put to sleep. I was a teacher at the time...taught seniors in HS. I took off that day bcos our dog was sick. It was a sad day for America. God bless our nation.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 12th, 2010 12:05 am ET

Smith in Oregon

You should feel free to relinquish opinion in the proper nouns, such as saying Fox News is the pariah of distortion and bigoted punditry with exhibitionists that revive hatred and bias and mis-truths. It not the limited culture and religion of Arabs affected, it's all Muslims. Arabs are a rather small group, titled by a geographical area, that are largely Muslim, but by comparison small. There are the largest populations in Asia, where the majority of Muslims reside, that are in constant confusion as to where we, as a nation, stand on freedoms that we export worldwide as the moniker of our foundation..and that derails so much for the world....In the final calculation of injury, our economy, our military servicemen and women, and our citizens all are paying the price for it.. caj


Matt Brooks   September 12th, 2010 12:09 am ET

Hi Mr. Larry, I believe the question is not where we were, but where were our Defense Systems? Why was one of the greatest countries in the world so unprepared for such an event?


Jesse   September 12th, 2010 12:09 am ET

I was a freshman in high school and I was in my second hour academic support class (8:30-9:20ish in the morning) when both planes hit. I didn't learn about until a teacher came up from the office and told the small class (5-7 including myself) about it. For the rest of the day and the next few days, most of all the old televisions in the classrooms were on the news.


Matt Wang   September 12th, 2010 12:16 am ET

I was standing on the roof about two blocks away when the second plane hit and watched as my girl friend try to scramble down the building knowing full well she might not make it. We gave our last good byes over the phone as I watched the building fall.


Michael Morris   September 12th, 2010 12:21 am ET

Wow.. I was in the class that Mr. Bush was in. I can't really remember well since I was only 6 at the time. I am now 14 years old and can't imagine what it could have been like. I remember watching the buildings fall through the TV but that was about it. Time flies...


Stuart Nasar   September 12th, 2010 12:30 am ET

I was on the NJ Transit train to New York. As the train passed Matawan , a fellow who had a laptop and a radio in his ear announced that a DC10 crashed into the the WTC. And I thought accident and went back to my novel. Then the guy announced another plane and I put the book down. Everybody was buzzing. We pulled into Newark and the next stop was Manhattan. I wanted to see what was going on. But it seemed that an unseen 'hand' pushed me off the train onto the platform. I took the next train back home. While waiting for the train home I went to a point on the platform and saw the Trade Towers 'one inch high' with thick black smoke coming out it. The ride home was all abuzz with talk and disbelief.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 12th, 2010 12:36 am ET

Michael Morris..

You may not vividly remember too much, but my compliments to you on being such a unique and valid part of our history. You appear to be well versed in written communication and I appeal to you to expand on that. Good luck to you, and you have a bright and wonderful future ahead..caj


Eric Benitez   September 12th, 2010 12:37 am ET

9 years ago, I was in Honduras on vacation,and I couldn't come back too NY because there were no flights to come back until a month later.

Bronx, NY


NYCgirl   September 12th, 2010 12:40 am ET

I just came back from work and was getting ready to sleep. A friend called and asked if I was watching what was going on. I turned the TV on CNN and saw the second plane.
My mind went blank. I had no feelings, emotions or thoughts. I was speechless.
The minute before I turned the TV on, I was so excited that I was going back home, in Europe, for the first time in two years after I arrived in US and was counting the days.
For the next three days I was like a zombie. Like I switched myself on default mode and was doing everything automatically. Instead of getting ready and packing for my trip, I was simply going to work and back home.
I flew exactly 7 days after the tragedy.
The feeling?
No feeling. Just plain numb and empty.

Back home, I went to church and lit a candle for the victims and for all Americans.


Ami   September 12th, 2010 12:40 am ET

It was a freshman in high school sitting in science class. Everybody was just going about their buisness for a little bit because our teacher's phone rang. A few minutes later he told us what was going on. Now I can't remember if the 2 planes or just one had hit but I remember everybody kind of like chuckling a bit. Not like a funny chuckle but a confused, shocked, nervous chuckle. I remember him saying thousands of people have died and all that. Then he turned on the news on the tv and their it was. Classes pretty much was non existent that day. There were emergency FCA (Fellow Christian Athletes) gatherings and what not. People where calling their families and all that. I think every classroom had the tv on that day. That Friday we had a football game and all the cheerleaders and footbal players had black ribbons on. I was in the band and when we played the National Anthem the everybody started singing. It was bittersweet.


Marcia P hill   September 12th, 2010 12:50 am ET

Hi Larry...my husband was a fighter pilot in viet nam..raised two children away from all the fracas and war...amazingly the eve before 911, I went to bed being thankful that my children would never see a horrible war as before (viet nam ww2, etc)...next morning i awoke to see on TV the bombing of the twin towers..my GOD, i have never thought of war in the context of my children before or after...it was awesome and awful to behold that day!!!


Amber Rose Parker   September 12th, 2010 1:01 am ET

I was teaching a room full of first graders in Houston, Texas. I took my students out into the hall to line up to go to the restroom. Another teacher came by, pulled me aside, and said, "They are bombing the World Trade Center." Shortly after, parents started coming to pick their children up. However, we (teachers) had no access to television or radio. We had to keep teaching and maintaining calm although we had no idea what had happened to our world. I spent the day worried about my friends who lived in NYC, but they were finally able to get through that they were out of town at the time and were okay.
I remember talking to my mother on the phone that evening when I was finally able to watch the news. I could not stop crying. I could not stop watching the replay of the tragedy. I just wanted to be held by someone I loved and be told that it would all be okay. She told me that it would be okay and to "turn off the news." The minute I got home, all of the strength that I had to show throughout the day fell apart. While I knew no one directly affected by the World Trade Center, Pentagon, or Pennsylvania crashes, our world was made different that day.


Fimmo   September 12th, 2010 1:04 am ET

Im German and ive been at a 13 th birthday from a friend of and we got a phone Call to Switch in the tv At any Channel. We wer's Stummer about what Happend!! We watched tv for the Rest of the Day and it was so unreal. Iz took Some days until i realyzed what happend. ( sorry for my Bad english)


JoAnne   September 12th, 2010 1:08 am ET

I was at home and my husband called from work to ask if I was watching CNN about the plane crashing into tower 1. We were still talking and watching and I saw the 2nd plane bank into the 2nd tower and I just yelled into the phone. Oh my god – they did this on purpose! I was crying and feeling sick and my poor husband was trying to calm me down – he worked on the oil rigs and was far away at the time. We were in shock and just didn't know what to do. My confidence and faith in the world took a huge hit that day and my fear for our future was overwhelming. Little did I know on that day, that a few short months later my husband would drop dead in front of me from a massive heart attack. Our youngest daughter told me that god had to take her dad because they were having trouble in heaven organizing all the confused souls that had arrived on 9/11 and he was the best at organizing people and making them feel safe.
I remember taking comfort from the strong words from President Bush that everything would be okay. I emailed my prime minister and told him I was horrified that he wasn't doing more to tell our citizens that we were safe – even if we weren't. You see I am from Canada.
Now these 9 years later I watch the images from that terrible day and it brings me back to the memories of that day on the phone with my husband and comfort and safety of my his arms that have been taken from me forever. I also have a greater understanding of the resistance to the building of the mosque/learning center near ground zero. And I absolutely understand that with the freedoms guaranteed in your constitution that muslims or any other religious group have the legal right to build a mosque/church where ever they wish. However, being legally right is not the same as being ethically right. Just because they can, doesn't mean they should. This statement also applies to the media who gave so much coverage to a wing nut in Florida that he is now known world wide. It would appear that dollars are far more important than doing the right thing. I think it's about time we all STOPPED and a took a minute to get back to some fundamentals of living which have nothing to do with religion. In being a good human being a few things are true: your word is your bond and just do the right thing – not the easy thing, not the thing that will make you the most money, not the thing that will make you the "winner" of some unknown contest – but rather the thing that will make you proud of what you see when you look in the mirror every morning.


BryanWolf   September 12th, 2010 1:13 am ET

I was after a fugitive in AZ. While I was at a residents bagging and tagging the bail jumper I saw the first tower collapse on his t.v. The guy was actually happy about it. After that it was very hard for me not to react to his opinion but that was his right to say the things he did. I was so happy he was going to do some serious time. I lost my brother that day, I found out later. Glad I did find out after the jerk was in police custody.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 12th, 2010 1:14 am ET

Larry..your guest star Alan Jackson..

Thank you both for putting some nice and serene touches on this day that has been rather difficult for so many to once again relive. Larry, one more I say you are ending your 25 years at CNN in high profile and distinguished service to the viewers, your friends...caj


Carolyn Perkins   September 12th, 2010 1:19 am ET

I am weighing in late tonight but I am thankful that this blog is open to accept my gratefulness and the pride that I hold in my heart and mind for the sacrifices that were and are still being made for the freedom of the American people. For a land that has given so much to so many and yet its people must constantly be aware of what we could so quickly lose because of a minority of people that harbor a deep hatred for us. This is a world wide problem and we must pray that peace and our own actions will overcome the horrific mentality of hatred throughout the world. May God Bless us all.


Debbie Lillis   September 12th, 2010 1:53 am ET

Hi Larry:

I live in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and on 9/11 I was working at the army base here in my home town. Ironically, all civilian employee's were on strike on that day, so I was the only civilian employee there at the time. I have my best friend and her husband in Oregon and I love the USA. So, when the dispatcher ran in and told me, I was shocked and devestated. I began to cry and everyone asked if I had friends in the buildings. You don't have to have friends there to care! Immediately the base was locked down and I didn't know if I'd be allowed to leave after work or if I would be required to work around the clock, but I knew one thing, I was there for as long as I was needed – regardless, for my US friends. In the days that followed, the base continued to be on high security, locked down and immediately troops were called up from nearby Trenton Airbase and they were flown right down to New York to help out and remained there as long as needed. I still wish there was more that I could have done to help although I did everything and more than was asked at the time. I watched the tributes all morning and put CNN on as soon as I came home from work tonight. For me, it might have been 9 years ago, but it feels like yesterday.


Eugenia Zamora   September 12th, 2010 1:58 am ET

Mr. King. 9 years ago . I was in Costa rica, in bed . and my parents call me to turn the TV because the USA were under attack. and I have family in the USA, , from my exhusband side. And the minute i turn on the TV they were reporting that a 2nd plane crashed into the second WTC in New York City. I was shocked i couldn't believe how in the 20th century still people acting as a savages and killing inocent people. It was like a bad dream, I will never forget that horrible view on TV. , people jumping from the burning building. I just pray that the USA or any democratic country as CR never has to passed such a violence attack again. God bless America.


Danny O'Connor   September 12th, 2010 3:16 am ET

I remember.
I was in my fourth grade classroom in Mrs. Tamargo's class. I remember teachers in tears walking down the hallways and my teacher frequently running down to the library to watch what was happening. We were all so confused, especially when she'd come in wiping tears from her eyes. I remember our class president saying that planes had crashed into buildings. We had no idea what was happening at that age.

I came home and I remember my Mom waiting for my bus and I remember the worried look in her eyes. My Dad, a firefighter was somewhere and she didn't know where they were placing him. I'll never forget watching the news to see people running and in panic. Those buildings and the people falling from them... Its so hard. I thank God so much that my Dad and my uncle who worked in the WTC survived. I'll never forget the flags, faces, and the funerals. Those were really hard times. I'll never be able to forget that smell of smoke off my Dad's clothes for as long as I live. I'll never forget that day. God Bless America and say a prayer for those in need.

Always,
Danny – Long Island


Eileen Conner   September 12th, 2010 3:52 am ET

I was getting ready for work, heard the news on the radio, then turned on CNN just after the second plane hit the towers. While I was in the shower, the plane hit the pentagon. I went on to work, listening to the radio on the way, and all day at work.

I hope CNN makes this episode available on DVD. Several of the people he interviewed have since died, and their memories should be kept as a part of our history of that day.


Mary Maude Henry   September 12th, 2010 6:33 am ET

Thanks so much for the program'Where were you?' The comments of so many journalists and family made me realize again that this will never be over, the utter sorrow. Have to agree with Tom Cruise, I was furious and with Anne Richards, the entire country is my home.
Larry, what will we do without you? Piers Morgan is not a good choice, I wish you could have the same format on another channel, we do love you, Larry!


Paul   September 12th, 2010 8:09 am ET

Where was I on 9-11?

I was sitting in front of a radar screen in the Gander Area Control Centre in Gander Newfoundland Canada. My shift had started a couple of hours earlier and I was looking forward to taking some leave and playing a round of golf.

I remember the supervisor tapping me on the shoulder and telling me that the American airspace had been closed and that all of the flights had to land. My first thought was "yeah, right" followed quickly (after realization set in "they all have to land NOW?" "There are still 400 planes on the ocean!!"

The next day, I had two American families in my house eating moose sausages, turkey, and all kinds of Newfoundland delicacies.

It is one of those experiences that you will always remember and the gratefulness of those two families that stayed with me (and indeed all of the people who were "stranded" in the little town) was amazing.


matt wood   September 12th, 2010 9:14 am ET

Larry were'nt the three hikers being held in Iran duel citizens of the USA and Israel?


Wini   September 12th, 2010 11:45 am ET

Mental Health Professionals call these terrorist sociopaths, psychopaths or any other anti-social personality label believing their is a missing gene. The Bible tells us these folks are FOOLS that refuse to learn wisdom. Wisdom rejected by these big egos to teach them how to live in harmony with others in society.

Whatever label someone chooses to call these folks, make no mistake that their continued learned BAD BEHAVIOR, SELFISHNESS AND GREED will always wreak havoc on law abiding citizens until they are stopped, incarcerated for ever, never to be allowed to leave the confines of a prison setting until they are within the confines of a wooden box.

Our Lord and Savior tells us that those that pre-meditate and conduct the action of murder are to killed and sent back to him.

Amen.


Ted   September 12th, 2010 12:42 pm ET

9/11 is a sad day for our nation and instead of calling for revenge and more blood spilling we should learn the lesson:
we do not like if someone bombs us and kills our citizens, so we can assume that other nations dislike just as well of getting killed.

What are our troops doing in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, just to name o few places where we kill every single day?
We should not be surprised if one day an even bigger attack will take place, we are asking for it!!!!


cynthia   September 12th, 2010 1:00 pm ET

Hey Larry – Bravo for you incredible brilliant interview with Stephen Hawking and others . . . i had to watch it twice and will watch it again and again if given the chance . . . talking about Something From Nothing on prime time t.v. WOW! felt like i was participating in a graduate level philosophy class! Thanks for knowing your audience is smart enough to want to think with you about the biggest question existance poses.
un beso! cynthia


Jean, Toronto   September 12th, 2010 1:13 pm ET

@Cajazz 76:24:8

This week Larry has had a few interesting programs which captivate the mind and our attention, makes us think and allows us to provide our comments one way or the other. Next week's programs appear to be interesting as well. As long as I am in, I always view LKL programs. We will all miss him and his demeanor when he leaves.
You certainly made me laugh – LOL. I have not gone to Starbucks although I will admit that I pass there occasionally; always busy. I will have to keep it in mind and one day, on my way home, purchase this coffee which I am certain is delicious.
Some months ago someone from Sumatra who was listening to Larry King Live did graciously respond to your email about this type of coffee and where it originated from, in Sumatra. Therefore, I did not perform a search/Google on it.
Winter has not yet arrived but we are heading there. I am not looking forward to it.
At present, it is quite mild, which I will refer to as still a bit warm. Today is rainy.
Have not taken out the winter clothes, boots, gloves, socks, hats yet which is a chore. Winter outfit can weigh a person down and make them tired especially in the beginning of winter.
A few days ago I spoke to someone in Toronto that we will soon have to put out our winter clothes. When it gets colder I will do so. Being from the tropics I dress warmly for this type of weather.
The summer weather forecast called for a hot and humid one and we did get one. I thought I was residing in Texas. 🙂 I combated it with drinking a lot of water which is good for the body, the circulation of the blood – to also pump the heart – and as a moisturer for the skin.
Last winter was a surprisingly relatively mild one with very little snow and storms. I do wish that we will be that fortunate this year but I doubt it. Soon, we will be hearing about the winter forecast speculation.
The best place to be in winter is in the tropics and a place like Texas.🙂
Have a great day!


Shahab Shamsi   September 12th, 2010 2:26 pm ET

Hello Larry,

I am a great fain of your program. All this hallabulla of the Mosque in NY is derailing opinions and becoming confusing. One simple question that every journalist has missed to ask the so called Imam in NY is the basic question as to why the Muslims all over the world want to be treated as equals in foreign countries when none of the Middle Easter countries ever treat other relegion as equals. How come there are no temples and Churches in Saudi Arabia? How come no other relegious book of another relegion is ever accepted in those countries with open arms? The Imam is trying to project himself to be the champion of Peace. How come he can not follow the example of Mughal Emperor Akbar who ruled India for many years and he had Din-e.Ilahi ( where all faiths were represented ). Look its all a sham. Lets not waste time on asking and talking about a dead horse. Islam is a relegion where ther can never be equality unlike the Hindu relegion where there is an option given and its a way of life. Islam is a relegion of DO's and DONT"s. So, please have a panel that can debate on these issues rather than the issues that will only fetch TRP's. Hope you get the picture. The Imam is just getting his 15 mionutes of Fame.

Best regards


KIm   September 12th, 2010 2:35 pm ET

Please draw a picture of what you think an American Islamic phobian looks like. Next explain what an American xenophobian is and draw a picture of what that looks like. Next do the "Shake your Inhibitions Twist." Omega Blessings to our troops and National Security. Thoughts and prayers to the families of 911 that lost loved ones or dear friends.Wish them positive thoughts with happy and funny memories remembered as they think about their loved ones passed and times shared. Americans Strike Back with No Fear and trust but verify ! The beams in the New York night sky heavens are peaceful and the construction for the Memorial is going to be beautiful. Live a brand new mission and twist on World Peace.


David M. MANN   September 12th, 2010 3:17 pm ET

I'm a follower of the the Super great Henry George who not only tolerated people–he loved them dearly, simply because he wanted everyone to know his ideas, theories, principles, and values, in his books Progress & Poverty, Social Problems, Protection Or Free Trade and The Science of Political Economy! The radical-militant Moslems-Muslims are still living in the past–i.e. the "Dark Ages"; 9th through 13th Centuries and should be dealt with in technology or no tech apprpropriate ways: donkeys, horses and camels–and hand-made cross-bows, spears, lances, swords and last and never least! battle axes! One thing MUST happen–all moderate muslims, and moderate progressives of all other religious faiths MUST UNITE to defeat the radical Moslem militants, and the young teen-age moslems who were 1 year-young should now be allowed to breath and shouldnt have to take any more heat! The Muslim teens of today had absolutely NOTHING to do with 9-11-2001!!!!


HOLLYROCK   September 12th, 2010 7:10 pm ET

I HAD SLEPT IN THAT MORNING. MY HUSBAND WAS VERY SICK AT THE TIME AND I WAS EXHAUSTED. WHEN I GOT UP, I SAW ON T.V. WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK, BUT BECAUSE I HAD MY PLATE FULL WITH MY HUSBAND'S TERMINAL CANCER; THE MAGNITUDE OF WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT DAY DID'NT REALLY HIT ME UNTIL MONTHS LATER. NOW, THERE IS NEVER A 9/11 ANNIVERSARY THAT PASSES WITHOUT ME REMEMBERING AND PRAYING FOR THE FAMILIES. MY COUSIN WHO WORKS FOR THE FBI, WAS ABLE TO GET HIS WIFE OUT OF ONE OF THE TOWERS WHERE SHE WORKED AS A LAWYER.


Jerjol   September 12th, 2010 7:57 pm ET

NEWS FLASH FROM CNN.

This morning CNN anounced Larry King's replacement.

Citing that they were unable to find anybody in America to replace Larry, they announced that Pier Morgan will be Larry's replacement.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 12th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Jerjol..

You must get the late late late news. It was announced three days or more ago..caj


anne miranda   September 12th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I am white, grew up in New Zealand and am agnostic. I have spent a short amount of time in Egypt and am not particularily fond of Arab culture but Soleadad O'Briens interview with the Imam was clearly bias and my opinion of her has dropped to zero. Her attack on the Imam was unprofessional, she was out of her league with him.


Marian Brand   September 12th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

In O'Brien's interview ( which I just saw tonight, Sunday) with the Imam, she repeats over and over that 70% of Americans do not want the center built, and they are not extremists. But why does she not admit that most people are not making informed decisions and are very much influenced by the extremist position. Also people have heard "Ground Zero Mosque" and that is all they hear.

How many hear about the Muslims that died on 9/11/?How many hear about those who fight, with honor and bravery, and die in this country's armed forces?

How many know the number of Muslims who live in Manhattan and the number on the NYCPD, protecting the city's residents. How many know that Muslims have lived peaceably in Manhattan since the 1880s. How many know the history of the name Cordoba and why that was chosen?

How many know that most of the religious leaders in the city are in favor of the building of the Islamic Center? How many know that 9/11 Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow support the project.?

Aside from understanding the neighborhood of the proposed center, how many people know exactly what will be built on the "hallowed ground" the exact spot of "Ground Zero", or under that ground.

As the Imam said we need dialogue, good discourse. But it looked like Soledad O Brien did not think that was very important. Just listen to that 70 %, despite the fact that most of them are uninformed.


Lloyd Littlefield   September 12th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

I am a Christian and can not understand why the woman that interviewed Imiam Fisali on the Larry King Live show tonight is so antagonistic and does not alow Fisali to explain why he does not want want to allow the radical Christians to keep him from building in New York. He is trying to build a center that for the moderate Moslems who want to live in peace and worship as the US Constitution says they can. She is adding to the division between people.


Matt   September 12th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

The unbiased Truth must stand as the ultimate factor.

We are all Guilty !!!

Guilty of invading each others most personal possesion our beliefs!
Killing each other for the sake of our religions, it has been and still is the greatest sin know to man!!!

Any religion or non religion should not be shoved down the throat of anyone anywhere, its lethal !


Cajazz76:24:8   September 13th, 2010 12:45 am ET

Jean, in Toronto

Still hot in Texas and above average temps thus far for September. Average August temperature in DFW area, north TX...100 degrees. I am heading off to the Middle East for 3 weeks and the weather may be just perfect, but the political climate may not be. When has it been? Not in my times for certain, and yours neither..

I am thinking Jean, that if you require a supplemental income to sustain you in luxury, a few of those 'civets' and a couple of cans of raw coffee beans could make you quite wealthy..lol

Dust off the mink coat and get the slickers shined and be ready for cooler air and precipitation. I am stopping off in Amsterdam to enjoy a bit of coffee shop luxuries for a week before returning stateside...I am talking about the type you roll with three fingers and smoke. Then I will be able to take a trip and never leave the city...lol.

Take care dear Jean...I will be blogging during the trip, if I can trim the callouses on my fingertips small enough to fit on a wee notebook 'puter..caj


Antonio_NJ   September 13th, 2010 2:18 am ET

I was home, wanting to destroy any and all responsible. A rage never before felt, as if it were my own blood being spilled on that horrible day. But i couldnt, literally. Then an over whelming feeling that i should be there helping, The thought crossed my mind to jog over to the site since traffic into or out of the city was halted, about a fifteen mile jog, I dont remember ever trying to jog more than two. The entire day seemed to be a Nat Geo slow motion replay and they used cameras with a one million frame per second capability. Although I do have to admit It has been the only time in my life that i felt that we were finally leaning towards a togetherness that could never be matched, It only lasted a few days then we went back to the normal human behavior.


Marjorie King   September 13th, 2010 6:16 am ET

I live overseas so I just saw Soledad O'Brian's interview of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. I've never written in any blog before, but am compelled to do so now because I was horrified by O'Brian's hostile, personally argumentative approach. She didn't try to help the audience understand the Imam's points, but kept repeating the same antagonistic points. She clearly let her own feelings show in an unprofessional way. I hope that CNN will give the same treatment to the anti-Mosque leaders.

I very much appreciated th Imam's carefully worded explanations and was most impressed that he did not over-react to O'Brian's attempts to bait him.

I hope that Americans will calm down soon and work with moderate Muslims in order to help diffuse this very dangerous situation. The current atmosphere will only add fuel to the radical Muslims' fire.


Ted   September 13th, 2010 11:00 am ET

There are blogs asking why do the Saudis and other islamic countries not allow churches and if they don´t, we should also act the same way.

These people should realize that all those countries are either ruled by despots or by dictators.
On the other hand we are a free democratic society and those moslems in NY are americans with the same rights as you and I.
When you compare then it should be apples to apples, not apples to horse-apples.

I watched second time this interview and was ashamed the crude way Soledad handled the Imam. He is ten times smarter and more educated that the interviewer is. This women never will come close to the class Larry King demonstrated over the years.


Jerjol   September 13th, 2010 11:26 am ET

@ Cajazz.

It's a spoof my friend.

The guy is a LIMEY, BLIMEY.

I guess CNN thinks we need some British Cultutre here in America.

However the guy has a strong resume.

Fired for presenting fake photos of Abu Grieab
Currently being investigated for fraudulent activities

And the list goes on and on.

SEMPER FI.

I hope you are well.


TJ   September 13th, 2010 12:05 pm ET

When this unforgivable act of cowardice happened I was hauling a load of lumber out of Quebec, Canada to Delaware. As I listened to the news on the radio when the report of the first plane hit I thought how could this pilot error in such a way. When the news of the second plane hittin gcame I knew it was no accident that America was under attack. I prayed for all those innocent people who lost their lives.


mariam   September 13th, 2010 1:24 pm ET

My heart goes out to the people who lost their lives. I am against any terrorist attack any where around the world. The killing of innocent human beings is barbaric. Lets also think about all those innocent iraqis who died in Iraq. They too have families and loved ones. They too were victims of war and hatred. Its time human beings stopped killing eachother and move forward and live in peace.


Jean, Toronto   September 13th, 2010 3:55 pm ET

Cajazz76.24.8
My goodness! Texas is warm! 100 degrees! Even warmer than my land of birth except this country does not have humid weather, just hot days when the sun comes out and when the sun sets.
There are a few people from my land of birth who reside in Texas. Some people do prefer the warm climate. Some of those in Toronto who are retired return to the tropics as Florida, Caribbean/West Indies for the winter months.
I do try to visit there during the winter months. I find it difficult to return to the cold from the warmth. So far, no plans this year.
One of my eldest brothers will be celebrating his Golden Jubilee as a Priest in my land of birth in February 2012.
My Catholic parents had 11 eleven children. I am the ninth child and the seventh girl, way down the ladder. 🙂 My brother the Priest is the second child and son. It is a big family and what with children, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Some of us reside in Toronto, Montreal and the others are in my land-of-birth. I call them smart ones who did not migrate. 🙂
If the good Lord wills, I am waiting to visit there then. It will be an expensive trip too all the way what with also the celebration/reception and gift giving when visiting the homeland.
I wish that Toronto would be warm but we cannot always get what we want and wish for. Winters could be mild and fun too. There are some enjoyable days in winter.
I do enjoy the different seasons but not too hot and not too cold, snowy and windy. In winter we do not need air conditioning. I do like the cool air on my face and through the windows. This is healthy.
I noted that soon you will be going on a trip. Have a safe flight all the way and back and a wonderful time. I expect that you will find some time to listen to Larry King Live, being a fan and a fervent listener.
I also note that you enjoy an excellent cup of coffee. I have a variety of coffee, tea and herbal teas. In my household, we do not drink much coffee. One cup in the morning is sufficient and this is a habit adopted by residing in the cold climate. My parents were particular, health conscious people who nurtured us accordingly.
You did make me laugh about getting rich on selling coffee. I never gave it a thought and doubt that I ever will. If it were growing coffee beans on an estate I could consider it.🙂
It is nice communicating with you through Larry's Blog. Larry is a great guy. I have been viewing his program for some years an look forward to viewing it nightly. There were times I got come late and so I was unable to view his early show. It is interesting than the uneducating crap which are shown on TV which I also refer to as a lot of nonsense which does nobody any good.
I also love the controversial programs on LKL. I noted that more people comment on these programs which mean, they, too take an interest in them.
I love reading the pros and cons of what is contained in everyone's heart and mind. You know, "free to agree or disagree" amicably. As the saying which I love to repeat: "As many heads there are it is as many opinions there will be."
Au revoir Cajazz! Godspeed, good health, happy retirement and may you also get good weather all the way on your trip and back.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 13th, 2010 4:44 pm ET

jerjol...

New suit eh? It isn't as disguised as some..lol. I am doing okay..still have one more procedure to undergo and I will be capable of making my trip. I am not too keen on Larry's replacement since he doesn't seem to have the unbiased persona that Mr. King has presented all these years. I will miss him each night and probably will have a very different view of the show after he leaves. Take care, Gerald and, as usual, Semper Fi.. it's where my head and heart lies..to this nation, it's people, my family, and my friends..worldwide.. caj


Jerjol   September 13th, 2010 5:29 pm ET

@ Cajazz.

I probably will never watch the program afdter Larry leaves.

His replacement leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

TOO much negative press on the guy which leads me to wonder how much credibility he has.

He has been accused many times of pandering to show biz people, which makes me wonder about his ligitamecy.

Unlike Larry "WHO TELLS IT LIKE IT IS"

I guess I'm a little upset about the fact that an American that understands our culture much better was overlooked.
Semper Fi Keep well.


Lucy   September 13th, 2010 5:44 pm ET

Great show, Larry. And, I enjoyed reading what other viewers were doing. 9/11 and JFK's assassination are two moments in history that are seared in my memory.

On 9/11 I had gone in my bedroom to take a shower. I had the TV in the bedroom tuned to the TODAY SHOW. I got out of the shower and dried myself off. I paid no attention to the TV. I put on a robe and sat on the end of my bed to towel-dry my hair. I glanced at the TV and saw a plane crashing into the Twin Towers. I thought someone was promoting a new disaster movie or TV show. And, then I start to actually tune in and realized what was happening. I watched TV nonstop for days after.


Jerjol   September 13th, 2010 6:10 pm ET

@ Cajazz.

Forgot to tell you.

My book is doing better than I imagined.

Thought you might be interested

Semper Fi


IKHAN   September 13th, 2010 6:51 pm ET

Folks,
Larry's leaving LKL would leave a big void behind, rather hard to fill.

How many of you guys out their have seen the Alan Hart interview on BBC ABOUT 9/11? Its worth your time.
BBC's Kevin Barret did the interview & both are seasoned journalists


Jean, Toronto   September 13th, 2010 9:00 pm ET

@ Jerjol. I am not an American. I am not a born Canadian. I, too, feel as you do. Is there not an American who could replace Larry King? Those who have asked that question are within their rights.
Recently, I asked the identical question in this country of Canada.
Next year Canadians will be required to fill out a Census form. Some people, as a few who are government officials/employees do not like this form because they consider that the questionnaire is too long and that there are some pertinent questions which they feel are not necessary. They want the Federal government, the PM to shorten it and decrease some of the questions. For me, I have nothing to hide. I will answer every question.
I have an instinct that this may stem from 9-11 and terrorists actions. If so, I am all for filling out this form. Bad enough the Canada Revenue Form is long enough and we are obligated to fill out all necessary columns. No one objects to it.
The Chief Statistician who is not a born-Canadian opposed "this long questionnaire". Due to this he resigned. I could not believe it. I saw him on the local station. I was not previously even aware of who he is or what his nationality is. He is a middle-aged man.
When I saw him on the local news and heard that he resigned from this post, I wrote my Member of Parliament and enquired how did this man got this appointment to the post and who appointed him. I also enquired were there no Canadians who were qualified for the position of Chief Statistician. I ended with: "Happy riddance." I have yet to receive a reply. My MP usually respond to my concerns but this time I did not receive one. This is grounds for further enquiry during the next election.
He is not European; not from the Caribbean or West Indies. Take a guess where he was born and then migrated to Canada. With no prejudice whatsoever, how he got that position above the many qualified born-Canadians is beyond my comprehension.
A few months ago I read in a local newspaper that Larry King would be leaving CNN and that CNN is looking for someone, before Larry advised us.
I did not like what I read in that newspaper. I wondered where did this newspaper got its information. I have been busy and so I did not respond to that newspaper.
We, the CNN viewers of the LKL, have come to love Larry King and listening to him. It will be difficult to listen to someone new whom we will have to get accustomed to.
I thought, the new person better excel because CNN may lose viewers. Who knows? I may view the program once to see how effective it is and no more. This program will never be the same after Larry King. Mark my words. Keep in mind as the saying goes: "A new broom sweeps clean." After that, wait, see and hear.


Cajazz76:24:8   September 13th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

Jerjol

So glad to hear your recent publication is above your expectations. Publishing a book is one of the greater accomplishments any man or woman can accomplish in their life time. My congratulations on the immediate success it has had so far and you should, if not already, be compiling the next one. Again and as always..Semper Fi..caj


Cajazz76:24:8   September 13th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Jean, in Toronto

You slay me with your wonderful replies. They are always well written and very interesting to read. You need not grow coffee trees to provide the unique flavor and taste of Kopi Luwak. Uncooked coffee beans can be obtained at a bargain price and the cost of a few civets can be quickly recouped on the floor of their coops..lol. Jean, I have a few things to do yet tonight, but I certainly enjoy our correspondence. Good evening to you and take care...caj


ally   September 13th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

i was at the time eight years old. i had just gotten back from new york city the night before. i didint go to school that day because of the long drive home.my mom woke me up and told me what had happend, i didint understand. I wasint aware that there were people out there that hated americans that much. it really opened my eyes to what was really going on in the world. me and my family all gathered around the tv and sat real close together and prayed thanking god that we all still had each other and help the ones who lost someone. i will forever remember looking out the car window at the twin towers for the last day that they stood little did i know that it would be the last time i would ever see them. its a shame that as the years go bye we as americans take less and less time to remember what happen on that day. my heart go's out to the ones who lost someone on that tragic day.


Nana Brown   September 13th, 2010 11:54 pm ET

I was home on 911. I lived across from the twin when it was going up and a part of me died when the twins fell to the ground. A very sad day for all of mankind.
BBC reports Alan Hart has made a study of this worth watching on BBC


Dodie   September 14th, 2010 12:41 am ET

It is tragic for those who perished at 9/11 along with their families coping with the loss. My sympathy and condolences for all the individuals and families.

This should be a lesson to the US for muddling around in the Middle east…. Case in point, 1998 we sent a cruise missile attack on Al Shifa Pharmaceutical plant in Khartoum, Sudan. This is just one of hundreds of examples. We created Al Quaeda by funding and supplying them with weapons back in the 1980s. And, we continue to create more terrorists every day we stay in Afghanistan. We cannot continue to kill numerous innocent people without experiencing a ripple effect….or what the CIA coined and Chalmers Johnson made famous, “blowback” I hate to see the blowback on the US in future years resulting from both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

@ jerjol

Your book is an excellent read. I have given your book “Chameleon” to a professor of a local university on International Studies. I certainly hope you will write a sequel and I will be the first in line.

@ Larry King

You will be missed and difficult to replace. You have touched the lives of many Americans. For your information, Larry, I am currently living in a small village outside Dalian, China, (Jin-Shi-Tan) and you are even known among some of the local people. Case in point, you have reached many people around the world, not only the US. CNN can trace my IP addy to verify this. I wish you many healthy and enjoyable years to come. I will certainly miss you.

Dodie in China


Jerjol   September 14th, 2010 10:02 am ET

@ Jean Toronto.

I guess you are aware of the fact that many Americans are concerned about the lax attitude the Canadian Immigration Department has towards allowing many immigrants from terrorist countries to immigrate to Canada.

I read that 60,000 Somalian refugees came into Canada in just one year and many of those were later found out to be anti-American

There has been several highly publisized cases of terrorist activities investigations in Canada and the latest happening right in your Nations Capital, so you can see why Americans are concerned about the eaze which a terrorist can come to Canada, and the eaze that same terrorist has in sneaking into the U.S.

I would appreciate your comments on that.

Have a good day.


Jerjol   September 14th, 2010 11:55 am ET

@ Dodie.

Thank you for the kind comment on my book Chameleon.

Just to let you know the sequel is finished except for the editing.

It is my hope to have THE NIGERIAN CONNECTION released for publication in a couple of months.

Thank you once again for your kind words.


Lukas   September 14th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

I was just a baby when this horrible event had took place, my mother and I were at her work and I was playing with a toy airplane my mother tells me. we were hearing the radio play and my mother was crying. She would not let me go outside to play. My mother was pregnant with my little brother at the time. We looked at the street that is mostly packed with cars, empty. We were far away from NY but still empty.


nicole   September 14th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

I was at work in the E Brunswick Hilton in NJ when a co-worker walked into the kitchen and said that a jet had flown into the tower. i though that he was kidding around with me. But i went to the staff lounge and was watching it on the news. My thoughts then turned to my cousin whom was working at the Trade Center doing electrical work there. I was unable to get in touch with my dad whom was working at JFK at the time of all of this. Finally got in contact with my father who was at my grandparents in Queens. Every where was closed till all was clear for people to travel over bridges and tunnels. He had said that my cousin had gotten out and was now home to his then pregnant wife and family. He hasn't said much on that day but the few things i heard i don't know how he sleeps at night.
My co-workers asked if i wanted to go on the roof of the building to see what was happeing and i couldn't do it. i was still thinking that my cousin never made it out. My other cousin had called out of work that day or he would have been there too.
Every year i watch footage on the events of that day. I think toooo many people have forgotten what has happened to our country. And that really hurts to know that so many lost their lives and a large part of the country don't remember that. I see less and less of the ribbons and flags on peoples cars and even the flags not flown at homes.
That day will always live in my heart and thoughts and prayers for all of the people who have perished that day in the Towers, Planes, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania Field. God rest all those souls.
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND SUPPORT THE TROOPS


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