Sacred Ground (two-part series)

A New York city firefighter pauses at the firefighters memorial wall that displays the names of victims of Sept. 11  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

A New York city firefighter pauses at the firefighters memorial wall that displays the names of victims of Sept. 11 (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

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Tapestry host Mary Hynes explores the idea of Sacred Ground. She visits the site of former World Trade Center and asks the people who had lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks - is THIS place sacred?

Up until ten years ago, September eleventh was just another date. But over the past decade, of course, it's taken on a whole world of meaning. September 11th is used as a kind of shorthand for everything from religious violence to a massive failure of global security. And the space where the World Trade Centre stood until that day has widely become known as Sacred Ground.

In 2010, the CBC Radio program Tapestry decided to explore the idea of Sacred Ground, in a two part series. The series first aired in December of 2010 and a year later, it was recognized with a Wilbur Award.

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