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   Wednesday 9.11.02

Carson Daly, John Norris

Times Square, NYC

The entire MTV family talks about
last year's tragedy.

Michelle Branch calls in.
Sonny from P.O.D. calls in.
Fat Joe stops by.
Mark Hoppus calls in.
P. Diddy calls in.

MTV News
Click here for more of 9/11
Remembered on MTVNews.com.

   TRL Presents: We Remember
  U2 "WALK ON"


   You Tell Us (from MTVNews.com)
  The music that got me through that day was Backstreet Boys. I must have listened to all their CDs that night because it made me forget what was happening because it was so scary.

Aitkin, MN
  Music pretty much helped me through the whole thing. I remember the last album I bought before the September 11 was by Michelle Branch and I listened to that thing over and over, all day and night for months and months. It helped me get through, and to this day it's my favorite album ever. Thanks, Michelle!

Purchase, NY
  The radio and TV were filled with such disturbing images that I wanted to get away from it. I put in 'NSYNC. I wasn't really looking for a message, but the upbeat pop really helped me to leave it for a while.

Allentown, PA
  Music helped me through the hardest year of my life, all kinds of music, from 'NSYNC to Linkin Park, Alicia Keys to Bow Wow, Toby Keith to U2. The way that this country came together is a powerful thing. I became closer with my friends and learned not to take anything for granted. Thank you, MTV and all radio stations, for helping me through a time no one ever thought would come.

Indianola, IA
  I found the MTV News special ["After 09.11: Pop Life Goes On"] very interesting, but I am really concerned with the entertainment industry using the idea of "escapism" as an excuse to produce movies, television, and music that promotes violence. If people truly enjoy seeing buildings blow up and people being shot in movies and hearing music glorifying crime in order to relax and forget their problems, then maybe there is something wrong with our culture.

Philadelphia, PA
  I went to see U2 on October 27 at NYC's Madison Square Garden. I, along with thousands of rescue workers, finally found the antidote to this misery. We went as New Yorkers, with a love for the best band we'll ever see. America had been hit as hard as it possibly could have been, and all of sudden, these four guys from Ireland appear to take us away.

As soon as they broke into "One," the screen of death popped up. Harsh, I know, but undeniably true. It was the most surreal moment of my life, and it probably always will be. There wasn't a dry eye in the house, and the applause was more of a respectful acknowledgment. "We're one, but we're not the same. We get to carry each other." You have no idea.

We all read the screen as names of family, friends, and acquaintances reminded us all that these were real people. They're not a death tally of 3,000, or whatever. They were people taken from us for no reason whatsoever, and they were very much real. I'll tell you, there were 20,000 people who carried each other that night.

Pearl River, NY

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