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Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Oral history interview with Neil Tyson, 2001 December 12, 2003 March 12, and 2005 June 23.
In this interview, Neil Tyson discusses the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Topics discussed include: witnessing fire in North Tower through binoculars, filming with digital camera from roof, witnessing second plane impact and collapse of both towers, walk through streets, departure from city via Grand Central Station; discussion of sensory distortion and emotional response; post-9/11: daughter's memory of event, contemplation of religion and politics, concern over air quality and clean-up effort, effect of terrorism alerts, discussion of memorial, comparisons to other disasters, discussion of future threats; reflections on politics, media, terrorism and the invasion of Iraq.
American astrophysicist. Ph.D. astrophysics, Columbia University (1991). Professional experience includes: board of directors, Space Foundation (2003-2006); member of space sciences advisory committee, member of advisory council, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1997-1998, 2005-2008); Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium, founder and chair of department of astrophysics, research associate in astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History (1996-).
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
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Clark, Mary Marshall, interviewer.
Farber, Myron, interviewer.
Columbia University. Oral History Research Office. Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA