Monday marks the 5th year after the 9/11 terror attacks. Labels: Radio
As a New Yorker, I did what many people did: watched the footage on CNN while listening to Howard Stern's show on the radio and working the phones checking with loved ones. The way Stern, Robin and the cast captured the events on-air was amazing; we all were gradually and shockingly realizing at the same time what exactly was going on right around us. In many ways, the disbelief and horror we all felt somehow was comforted when listening to Howard Stern -- more so than what the talking heads on TV were telling.
Stern helped us feel less alone. That we were all experiencing a shared moment. In essence, the "shock jock" helped us through one of this country's most shocking tragedies.
As a longtime media fan -- and specifically a Stern fan -- Stern delivered his best show ever when his audience needed him most, staying on the air well through the afternoon.
A year later, in 2002, Stern replayed the 9/11 broadcast in its entirety. But that's the last time most of his listeners have heard that show. It deserves to be archived in the Museum of Radio and Television Broadcasting.
Well, turns out the E! television cameras were also rolling for his former cable show throughout that day, too....providing footage of the show which has never been aired.
What started as a day interviewing Pamela Anderson's breasts morphed into an important observational as-it-happening-right-now broadcast - and is now being made available to the public (the video with the audio) in a 90-minute edited version as well as further unseen video from the September 12, 2001 show through Stern's InDemand Howard TV channel.
That's the rememberance show I want to see. That's what will help me re-live the moment. And give 9/11 its proper honor and respect.
A 10-minute YouTube audio clip of the 9/11 show here
The video promo trailer of the Howard Stern show "9-11-01" A Retrospective" here
Fark discussion forum with lively discussion of this post here
Audio clip highlights from Stern's 9/11 show as it happened here
Related article here
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Friday, September 08, 2006,
- At 10:07 PM, said...
who gives a crap, stern is a selfish asshole
- At 10:10 PM, said...
odie and aids fans will try to change what happend, but in all honestly they jack it at home to each metion of howard.
- At 10:25 PM, said...
Stern is my Oprah.
- At 10:25 PM, said...
Stern is my Oprah.
- At 10:26 PM, said...
Artie you short dick motherfucker! Hi Sal.
- At 10:30 PM, said...
Good for old lady Stern. I can't believe some people pay for this crap. $13/month to listen (when he's actually on) and another $13/month to watch this garbage. Howard is a hero for staying at work on 9/11 - guess that makes me one too.
Please let this egomanic sink into extinction in the Hamptons.
- At 10:34 PM, said...
If you don't like him...why are you here?
- At 10:40 PM, said...
I only started listening to Howard about a year before he joined the satelite broadcasts. I was actually genuinely surprised that his content was clever (for the most part) and far more emotionally involved than any of his competitors whether shock jock or conservative. Bravo to Stern for doing what he does so well and for so long.
- At 10:44 PM, John Galt said...
Wow what a bunch of bitter a-holes who are jealous that Howard Stern actually produces what he says he will. Damn straight I pay for a service, charity is for the lazy.
Howard is a hero because he stayed in a NYC skyscraper and kept his listeners posted to what was happening even when told to leave. The day later and the day after and the day after when Leno and Letterman aeverybody else was in Dick Cheney's bunker, Howard kept us moving ahead. He never wavered.
Howard deserves every ounce of Ego he has earned.
That's gangster talk for you punks.
- At 10:51 PM, said...
Howard Stern was who I listened to that day... He is an fantastic guy who enjoys acting like an idiot, but knows when not to be one.
- At 10:56 PM, said...
Whose High Pitch?
- At 10:59 PM, said...
I feel like blowing my mind up god of the fing damnnit. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG I want the power on, on the power, on the power now. I stink like a rotten egg, I haven't showered in three days, I'm hungry, I can't go on my computer, I just wish somebody'd rape me.
- At 11:03 PM, said...
I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I think you guys s-s-s-spend too much time on your computers knocking Stern, a-a-a-and need to get some.
- At 11:10 PM, said...
Hi, this is Sal Governale. On yesterday's wrap up show I might have made some comments that may have sounded racist. I assure you I did not mean them to be, and I got caught up in the moment. I did not mean to say that white woman would typically not have a half-black child without being inebriated. If anyone was offended by this I sincerely apologize, and had made it as a joke. Thank You
- At 11:18 PM, said...
You know, I feel like such a jerk right now. I miss you, I miss you I miss you. I just want you back in my life man. I could see myself marrying you.
- At 11:21 PM, said...
I have big teef and no brain. Uh-oh, I fink its time to go to the dentist boff, to have my monsterous monkey choppers cut down.
- At 11:25 PM, Joe Wagner said...
I whole-heartedly agree with this article. I was a year out of college. I listened to Howard in the morning and Rush Limbaugh in the afternoon, if you can believe that (I grew way out of it, what?!).
To anyone who writes off the King of all Media as a juvenile, self-centered, jerk, I beg you to remember the scandal and cold-sholdering that plagued Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Andy Kaufman, Charles Bukowski, Alfred Hitchcock, and others like them. Every unconventional nuance was outside of what was expected or morally appropriate, and they made a huge impact on how we see the world today.
To hear Howard and the talanted folks whom he surrounded himself humanized in such a genuine way, is almost as important to me as it was hearing it the day it happened.
As I age I can almost hear myself separating those summers before 9/11, and after, with the expression, "those were the days".
- At 11:26 PM, said...
Stern fans are morons... to pay out the ass to hear some jackasses radio rants is beyond me.
- At 11:46 PM, said...
One of those mega dildos he cons chicks into using on the program probably brought the towers down, not the planes.
- At 11:53 PM, said...
Hey Man back in 1953 along the St Francis River I met a /.. uhh wait man wrong thing. Uh I love Sirius.
But Fuck that Cheap Jew and Tim Sabean, uhh I want My Motherfucking uh, Money. You Know Im a Friend to O Qua Tangin Wann and the Biiovians and the Skreed and they will fuck stuff up man and will definately stick a probe up the enemy who is dating what the Targs call "Lobster Girl".
So Shut up you fools, and uhhh I repeat uhhh Give me my motherfuckin money cheap jew.
- At 12:31 AM, Eno said...
holycrap some of this is really funny...
and I WILL use "Stern is my Oprah" when people pin me down to explain my subscription...
But no, Howard isn't a hero, he's an entertainer. A good one, though, and that's why I'm paying to hear him even though he's gotten lazy and pornographic beyond my tastes.
So yeah, if I can do PPV I'll watch this. I only listened on the way in/out of work that day.
... but to the dudes trying too hard to be whackpackish? Stop, yo, it's embarassing.
- At 12:52 AM, said...
Ba Ba Booey! Hey Boff
- At 1:50 AM, said...
I love you mwwwwah.
This hand... see now that I'm not biting my nails I have nothing for my hand to do and if you were here you would benifit from this OH so much.
- At 5:12 AM, said...
If I were a 'wild and crazy' DJ, and looked down the street to where nearly 50,000 people worked and saw those areas being devastated, you bet your arse I would straighten up and deliver the NEWS. This is not whether Stern is a moron or a savior. This is about what he did when the time came. HELL MAN, if you were listening to the show in Orlando, you knew what was going on (sort of) BEFORE CNN picked it up! so, to all the haters STFU.
////does not subscribe to satellite radio.
- At 5:22 AM, said...
Don't worry folks - if another disaster happens, chances are Howard will be on vacation Vacation (def): Yiddish word for Revoloution.
- At 5:40 AM, said...
P.S. As a side note to Joey Boots and his mocking of Steve Irwin:
Hey, welfare boy - at least Steve Irwin had a purpose in life. He had a JOB, a FAMILY, and didn't depend on the Austrailian GOVERNMENT to support him.
The worst injury you could sustain at your "job" would be a paper cut while opening your welfare check.
Go kiss some more ass. You're a fat, lazy, worthless,disgrace-to-the-military charity case.
Hey Boots - Wendy works, High Pitch Eric works, Gary the Retard works. Only a PUSSY accepts hand outs like you do. Did you wear a dress in the military? You should be ashamed, but you are not. You go, girl.
Don't worry, loser - maybe someday you'll attain their level of success. Keep sucking ass, military loser. lol
- At 9:08 AM, said...
P.S. - CELESTINE WORKED TOO, BOOTS. Remember her? No arms. No legs. She worked - Every day. Keep on moderating, Internet legend.
Internet somebody = Real life nobody.
- At 10:55 AM, nocturnalroam said...
been a long time since listening to the stern as I have out grown his type of radio.
But, I was listening to his show that morning and heard the whole broadcast, it does deserve the honors the author mentioned. Better that half the junk I saw on TV later that day.
Sten kept it real
- At 1:10 PM, said...
Tom Leykis rules.
- At 3:41 PM, Chuck Barris said...
Howard Stern is a floater...not a sinker.
- At 6:52 PM, said...
STERN IS THE MAN. I HAVE MISSED HIM SINCE HE WENT OFF THE FREE AIR, BUT AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT WE GOT A CAR FROM THE AUCTION IN YESTERDAY FOR SALE AT OUR USED CAR LOT. AND GUESS WHAT??? IT HAD AN ACTIVATED SIRIUS STARMATE IN IT AND OHH YES I GOT DIBS. IT IS NOW INSTALLED IN MY TRUCK AND NOW I CAN LISTEN TO STERN AGAIN. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN. I JUST HOPE THAT WHOEVER OWNED IT BEFORE PAID FOR THE LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION. THAT WOULD MAKE MY LIFETIME. CHANCES ARE PRETTY GOOD THAT IS THE CASE IT WAS IN A NEWER RANGE ROVER. JAM ON HIPPY MUSIC AND STERN FOR FREE. MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.
- At 3:11 PM, said...
You all can suck my balls