SUBWAY BEAST MODE CHALLENGE 2014 Benefiting Marshawn Lynch’s Foundation | INFO & SIGN-UP |

David Letterman’s Moving Post-9/11 Monologue [Audio]

View Comments
A crowd gathers outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre for the "Late Show" with David Letterman September 18, 2001 in New York City as fans returned to shows along Broadway one week after the city was hit with terrorist attacks. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)

A crowd gathers outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre for the “Late Show” with David Letterman September 18, 2001 in New York City as fans returned to shows along Broadway one week after the city was hit with terrorist attacks. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)

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.

More audio and video here: 9/11 Video Archive First 24-Hours Of 9/11 On 1010 WINS

-Lee Callahan, Jack FM

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 288 other followers