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These stories originally aired on WCBU on Sept. 10, 2021, during a half-hour special broadcast marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

From The Archives: WCBU's News Coverage From September 11, 2001

Smoke billows from the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001. In one of the most horrifying attacks ever against the United States, terrorists crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in a deadly series of blows that brought down the twin 110-story towers. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova)

WCBU's reporters were on the ground 20 years ago, capturing not only the shock and fear many were feeling, but also the strength and national solidarity that united the nation in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

We took a deep dive into the Peoria Public Radio archives to bring you just a few of the stories from that harrowing chapter in our nation's history.

Listen with us as we take you back to those challenging days in our country's history.

Read or listen to the rest of WCBU's 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance coverage.

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