Covering Catastrophe reveals what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives – and our time.
The book is filled with dramatic firsthand accounts from national and local journalists on the front line of the September 11 attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. In a gripping moment-by-moment narrative, readers learn what journalists saw and how they got on the air that tragic day.
Covering Catastrophe was turned into a documentary by the U.S. State Department and distributed to embassies and consulates around the world. It has sparked two film projects that were produced by Wondrium in collaboration with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum: the feature-length documentary “Reporting 9/11 and Why It Still Matters” and the 20-part series hosted by Allison Gilbert, “Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories.”
The below journalists appear in either the film or 20-part series, sometimes both, among many others:
Covering Catastrophe features many of the media luminaries listed above and more than 100 additional journalists, including:
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