Giuliani, Bush, and Von Essen at Ground Zero; Photo: AP

The "9/11 Comission," really the National Commission on Terror Attacks Upon the United States, is meeting today at the New School, to speak with various NYC government officials and servants, from past and present, to understand how the city reacted on September 11, 2001. At the center will be how first responders, from NYPD, FDNY, and emergency services, reacted, as the September 11's events will be summarized. The Times reports that the Pentagon's response plan was smoother, compared to reports of NYC's response as being confused.

The Daily News reports grief counselors will be on call, as the presentation will be "upsetting," including "phone messages left by victims just before the towers fell." The DN also has the day's schedule:
8:45 a.m. — Staff statement
9:15 a.m. — Alan Reiss, former director of the Trade Center, and Joseph Morris, the former chief of the Port Authority’s Police Department.
10:30 a.m. — Staff statement
11:15 a.m. — Former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, former Office of Emergency Management Director Richard Sheirer and former Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen.
1 p.m. — Break
2 p.m. — Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, and OEM Commissioner Joseph Bruno.

Live coverage on NY1, NBC 4, CBS 2, ABC 7, and FOX 5. And for you without TVs around, listen to WNYC 820 - which you can do online as well (thanks, Bill).


Pictured, a World Trade Center fire warden's hat, from the Smithsonian's collection of objects from September 11, 2001, including Mayor Giuliani's cellphone. The Smithsonian and George Mason University also have a Digital Archive of September 11. The Times has complete coverage of the 9/11 Commission, with audio downloads of testimony from John Ashcroft, Janet Reno, Richard Clarke, Condoleeza Rice, and others.