Those words were repeated in millions of homes on Sept. 11, 2001.
Friends and relatives took to the telephone: Something awful was happening. You have to see. Before social media and with online news in its infancy, the story of the day when terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people unfolded primarily on television.
Even some people inside New York’s World Trade Center made the phone call. They felt a shudder, could smell smoke. Could someone watch the news and find out what was happening?
Most Americans were guided through the unimaginable by one of three anchors: Tom Brokaw of NBC News, Peter Jennings of ABC and Dan Rather of CBS.
First Ladies have been a source of fascination since the days of George and Martha Washington.
But for every Jackie Kennedy, whose life was chronicled breathlessly—often by T&C—there are others whose contributions have gone without that kind of recognition.
Lady Bird Johnson has been one of them—until now.On March 1, the ABC News podcast In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson will premiere (available on all major podcast platforms), telling the story of Johnson’s life and influence on American politics in large part through audio diaries that have previously been rarely heard.