Spike Lee's NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½

NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½ – Episode 3

September 5, 2021

From Academy Award-winner Spike Lee, HBO’s NYC EPICENTERS 9/11➔2021½ captures the city’s history and evolution in the 20 years since September 11 with interviews from the citizens who lived it.

Lending their opinions and insights to #NYCEpicenters is a chorus of voices that mirrors the diversity of the city itself. Interviewees include Jon Stewart, Rosie Perez, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Busta Rhymes; politicians Chuck Schumer, Bill De Blasio, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ron Kim, Mondaire Jones, Stacey Plaskett, Ritchie Torres, Muriel Bowser; medical professionals Dr. Anthony Fauci, Dr. Ian Lipkin, Dr. Fritz Francois; NYFD members; machine operators from Ground Zero; engineers and architects; news anchors and reporters.

I share the history of the September 11 boat lift in Chapter 6. Spike told me he first learned about the maritime evacuation from Saved at the Seawall. Episode 3 (Chapters 5 and 6) airs September 5, 2021.