Saturday March 3, 2012 AT 1:00 PM on CBC-TV
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Ten years ago, the world watched in horror as nineteen hijackers turned four planes into flying bombs to orchestrate the worst terror attack in history on American soil. Over 3000 people were killed. Now, it’s 2011 and life has returned to a new normal for the survivors, rescuers and victims’ families.
My Life After 9/11 is a series of deeply personal accounts by people who were directly affected by devastating terror attacks on September 11th. Some of their journeys may surprise you. All of them will move you.
None of them ever dreamed this would be where they are today.
In New York, the morning of September 11th was the last time emergency room nurse Maie Mills saw her husband, Charlie Mills, alive. A Port Authority officer, Charlie was leading a group of people down from the 86th floor when the South Tower was struck. Her life would never be the same again.
Outside, on the streets, Quebec artist Luc Courschene watched the horrific events unfold. While filming several blocks away, he inadvertently captured United Airlines Flight 175 crash into the South Tower. The footage would make him famous. For all the wrong reasons.
In Washington, Ayman Mohyeldin was a young NBC News intern with plans of pursuing a career in international law. But September 11th changed that. His path would veer in a new direction, catapulting him into the spotlight.
Across the country, Alice Hoagland was woken up by a call from her son, Mark Bingham, who was aboard hijacked Flight 93. Her last words to her son were, “fight back!” And he did.
As the days wore on, rescue workers tirelessly searched for survivors among the ruins of the World Trade Centre. 26 hours after the towers fell, Genelle McMillan was pulled from the debris. Buried under tons of steel, concrete and glass, she made a pact with God to lead a better life – if she made it out alive. Genelle was the very last survivor to be pulled from rubble.
My Life After 9/11 was directed by Marcy Cuttler and produced by Maria Knight.