David Letterman’s Moving Post-9/11 Monologue [Audio]
It was something we as a nation had never seen or felt, an attack on our shores. They savaged New York, his city, on 9/11/2001, and David Letterman came back on the air 6 days later and delivered this stirring monologue:
“It’s terribly sad here in New York City — you can feel it, you can see it.” He was our conduit to the people living and surviving in that tremendous town. We felt so far away and utterly unable to help.
His guests that night included long-time New Yorkers Dan Rather and Regis Philbin, who helped Letterman and the nation try to make sense of the unimaginable.
“We were told that they were zealots fueled by religious fervor and if you lived to be 1,000-years-old will that make any sense to you,” he said. This audio is truly worth the listen.
-Lee Callahan, Jack FM