Media Burn, Chicago’s independent video archive, has rare footage of the harrowing experience of Chicago news correspondent, Carol Marin who was at the scene as the second tower collapsed.
Twenty years ago, viewers across the U.S. and around the globe watched in horror as the moments immediately following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks unfolded live on television.
On the ground that day was then-60 Minutes correspondent for CBS News in Manhattan and Chicago’s own Carol Marin, who endured the terrifying chaos below the World Trade Centers as the north tower collapsed hurling a wall of flames and debris onto the streets below.
Moments after, shaking and covered in rubble, Marin bravely entered the news studio and recounted her experience live to CBS News anchor Dan Rather, telling of both the life-threatening circumstances she was in as well as the bravery of the first responders who saved her and guided her to safety.
This clip and other on-air and special reports have been graciously donated by Carol Marin to be preserved in the collection at Media Burn.
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