Media pause to reflect on Sept. 11 anniversary

September 11, 2011 - 10:30 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Live coverage of somber ceremonies memorializing the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks are dominating television networks at the climax of two weeks of attention paid to the 10th anniversary.

Newspapers published special sections Sunday and websites are offering their own content. Yahoo was even observing a digital moment of silence.

But for all the journalistic firepower being gathered to mark the anniversary, the small moments cameras were capturing resonate most deeply.

A 21-year-old boy regrets that his father wasn't there to help him learn how to drive a car. Young hands feel a name etched in a memorial as if they could touch the person himself. A young woman asks a mother no longer there if she is proud of her family.