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Brian Williams Scandal Grants the 9/11 Museum a Second Chance

Todd Fine | Posted 06.07.2015 | New York
Todd Fine

The fears articulated by the museum's advisory council are serious. For the institution to continue to ignore its own established mechanism for advice and review is reckless. Fortunately, the Brian Williams scandal offers an elegant way out. As he is removed as the museum's "voice," a new direction of compromise could finally be followed.

On 13th Anniversary of 9/11, Solemn Gathering at 9/11 Museum

Lisa Singh | Posted 11.10.2014 | New York
Lisa Singh

Far from easy closure, though, or throngs of rubbernecking tourists, the 9/11 Museum fills visitors with numbed reflection from the moment they walk through its light-filled, glass atrium. The metal detectors you encounter upon entry, with security and police at nearly every turn, have something to do with it.

Looking Terrorism in the Eye: What the 9/11 Museum Can Teach Us About the James Foley Video

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 10.27.2014 | Media
Gina Ciliberto

If we only know James Foley as a journalist who was killed by ISIS, does witnessing his death via video make him human to us in a way that he couldn't be otherwise? Does it engender him to his mission of spreading truth?

Ground Zero Cross Will Stay At 9/11 Memorial Museum

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) A cross-shaped beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center can remain on display in the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at G...

The Life Of The World Trade Center, In Four Powerful Images

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts

It's hard to give context to tragedy. Just ask the minds behind the newly opened National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which has been roundly criti...

Tourists Say 9/11 Museum's Al Qaeda Film Unfairly Portrays Islam

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

For months preceding the National September 11 Memorial Museum's grand opening in May, a seven-minute film to be installed at the museum, titled "The ...

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

The National 9/11 Memorial Museum has stopped selling a cheese plate amid mounting criticism. The platter -- designed for mundane cheese-serving pu...

A New 9/11 Gift Shop

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.23.2014 | New York
Jess Coleman

From the beginning, the Memorial felt far more like a mass-scale production than it did a true effort to commemorate the attacks.

9/11 Museum Briefly Evacuated

AP | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors at the National September 11 Memorial Museum last week were startled when a false alarm caused officials to briefly evacuat...

Rebirth at Ground Zero: Lessons in Life, Reverence and Resilience for a New Generation

Tanya Villanueva Tepper | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Tanya Villanueva Tepper

Knowing these students will live their lives fully, seek support when they need it, tap into their own resilience when called to do so, and be the ones to continue to tell our loved one's stories long after we are gone... I am grateful, and I am content.

Reporter Kicked Out Of 9/11 Museum

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.22.2014 | Media

A reporter was kicked out of the newly opened 9/11 Museum on Wednesday for asking another visitor a question. Gothamist editor Jen Chung recounted ...

9/11 Museum Must Address Film Concerns

Nathan Lean | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Nathan Lean

The 9/11 Memorial Museum finally opened its doors on May 21, bringing a long-needed physical space to house public reflections of that apocalyptic September morning. It is a milestone that is as important for the nation's collective emotional health as it is for the education of future generations.

The National September 11 Memorial Opens on 'Sacred Ground'

Alice Greenwald | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Alice Greenwald

In telling our story, our charge was to provide a sense of historical context. This tragedy was not the result of a natural disaster; 9/11 was planned and perpetrated by human beings.

9/11 Museum Should Not Conflate Islam and Terrorism

David Schanzer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Religion
David Schanzer

There is a way to talk about 9/11 that accurately reflects the religion of the perpetrators, explains why they attacked, and avoids conflating the religion of Islam with the ideology of al-Qaeda extremism.

Defining America's Exceptionality: The Unveiling of the 9/11 Museum

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Molly Alexander Darden

A nation's politicians and foreign policy do not define its people; ordinary citizens reacting extraordinarily define its people. My neighbors, friends and thousands of other people like them make America strong, rich and resilient.

NYC Firefighter: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop Is 'Making Money Off Of My Son's Dead Body'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens to the public on May 21, commemorating the 2,977 lives lost to terrorism on Sept. 11, 2001. One of those liv...

Religious Extremists and Societal Indoctrination Still Threaten as National 9/11 Museum Opens

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's the event the world will never forget: September 11, 2001. It's a day that forever changed America, and the world, as 2,983 innocent people lost...

Interfaith Group Slams Film Scheduled To Be Shown At 9/11 Museum Over Islam Portrayal

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, ...

9/11 Museum To Finally Open In May

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — A long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center s...

Atheists Are Not Offended by a Cross, They Are Offended by Discrimination

Dan Arel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Dan Arel

When you build a skyscraper using steel beams you build it using crossbeams. When these buildings come down, there is a high chance some of those cros...

Fox Anchor Mocks Atheists' Claims That Ground Zero Cross Is A Christian Symbol

Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion

Atheists groups have been calling for the exclusion of the object known as the "Ground Zero Cross" or the "World Trade Center Cross" from the National...

9/11 Museum To Charge $24 For Admission

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York say the long-delayed museum dedicated to victims of the terror attack will open ...

9/11 Museum To Seek Money From De Blasio

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is calling for the federal government to help support the Sept. 11 museum at t...

WATCH: 'Angel Of 9/11' Face Appears In 9/11 Artifact

Posted 12.03.2013 | New York

For some, this tall and twisted piece of steel, salvaged from the wreckage of the Twin Towers, contains the face of an "angel." NBC New York r...

9/11 Memorial Unveils Survivor Tree Seedling Program

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a seedling program based on the Survivor Tree, a pear tree pulled from the W...