Dr. Benjamin Luft's 9/11 Oral History Project at Stony Brook to be Featured on "60 Minutes"
STONY BROOK, NY, September 8, 2011 – On Sunday, September 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, "60 Minutes" will feature "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley's report on Stony Brook University Professor Dr. Benjamin Luft's oral history project, Remembering 911, documenting the experiences of 9/11 first responders in their own words.
The first responders interviewed in the
television program are currently being followed in the WTC Medical Monitoring
and Treatment Program (WTCMMTP) at Stony Brook under Dr. Luft, and took part in
the oral history project. During the interview with Pelley, the responders
recall their emotional and chilling experiences during the attack, and in the
Stemming from this work and
the oral history project, Dr. Luft executive produced "9/11: An American
Requiem," a film featuring first responders, and a new book, We're Not
Leaving, to be published on September 11. The movie and book are part of a
larger Stony Brook project that includes the development of School of Medicine
courses designed to inspire and train aspiring physicians on specific patient
care related to disaster and aftermath medicine.
Dr. Luft's "9/11: An American Requiem" will also be aired on September 11. The program will be shown on PBS stations WLIW, from 9pm to 10pm, and WNET, from 11pm to 12am. Dr. Luft will also appear live on BBC programming from 8pm to 9pm on September 11.