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Uploaded on Sep 6, 2011
StoryCorps has won a 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Award for our September 11 audio and animated shorts.
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service—John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers Art Direction: Bill Wray Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch Animation: Tim Rauch Audio Produced by: Michael Garofalo, Lizzie Jacobs & Vanara Taing Music: Fredrik Label: The Kora Records Publisher: House of Hassle
Funding provided by: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting The Carnegie Corporation of New York National Endowment for the Arts