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He is a retired four-star general who has the distinction of being the only person to head both the NSA and CIA. In his new memoir, “Playing to the Edge,” Michael Hayden candidly reflects on his time at both agencies during the turbulent, post-9/11 war on terror. 

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Retired Lt. Col. Ryan Yantis is a decorated survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. In 2001, he was a Public Affairs Officer on duty at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the building. He joins us 12 years after that fateful day.

9/11 Report Card

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Former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson. Image Credit: WBEZ

Is a terrorist attack less likely today than it was 10 years ago? A new 9/11 report card is sounding an alarm. We talk with former Illinois governor and 9/11 Commission member Jim Thompson.

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Firefighters on Broadway, September 11, 2001. Image Credit: Nicola McClean

Ground Zero 360˚ at The Field Museum portrays the story of 9/11 from the unique perspectives of a New York City police commander and a photojournalist. Ash-har Quraishi gives us a sneak preview of the exhibit.

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Exterior of Museum's pavilion's atrium; Visualization by Squared Design Lab

A memorial on Ground Zero commemorating 9/11 opens in a few weeks. We talk with Chicago Tribune architecture critic, Blair Kamin, who got a sneak peek.

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