After the fall

9-11: A look ahead

Five years. Is it enough time to begin moving on? Has the United States as a nation changed so drastically that secret programs take precedence over privacy? In vignettes examining life before and after Sept. 11, 2001?

  • The Price of Security
    The government has been criticized for not doing enough to "connect the dots," but it is also being assailed by civil libertarians for undermining the freedoms on which the United States was founded. Ted Koppel hosts a town meeting Sunday evening at 8.September 8, 2006
  • Another attack?
    The threat of terrorism against the United States remains chillingly lethal five years after 9/11, and officials predict another massive attack is not a matter of if - but when.September 7, 2006
  • Still susceptible to disaster
    A leading expert on disaster preparedness says five years after 9/11 and one year after Hurricane Katrina, the nation is still unprepared to handle a major disaster. Midmorning looks at where the problems lie, and how America can be better prepared.Midmorning, September 11, 2006
  • The terror threat within
    It is homegrown terrorists, not foreign al-Qaida operatives in sleeper cells like those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, who pose the greatest threat.September 7, 2006
  • Rethinking America's approach to security
    Speaking at the National Press Club the day before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., warned: "The real threat comes to this country in the hold of a ship, the belly of a plane, or smuggled into a city in the middle of the night in a vial in a backpack." Biden returned to the Press Club Thursday to propose a new course for America's security, five years after 9/11.Midday, September 7, 2006
  • 9-11's changes for business: for the better?
    In the five years since 9-11, a number of industries have ramped up their security measures. But some local companies question the value of the measures they have to take.September 11, 2006
  • The emotional scars of 9/11
    Pauline Boss is the nation's recognized expert on the concept of "ambiguous loss," and five years ago, she went to New York City to help the families of World Trade Center victims cope with their loss. She has been working with those families, friends and co-workers ever since.Midday, September 7, 2006
  • The 9-11 timeline
    A timeline of major events in U.S. history since the September 11, 2001 attacks.September 7, 2006

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