The two shows, “2oth Century Revisited, years 1938 through 1941 and 1941 through 1945″ were taped the afternoon of September 11, 2001. Early that morning, after viewing the tragedy on television, I called all of my panelists: World War II veterans Pauline McGuigan, Thomas W, Murphy, Robert O’Neill, James “Zeke” Motherway, Harold Brenner, Elaine Delaney and the show’s director Maureen Jackson to ask if they would be emotionally prepared to tape the show. They all felt that it was important to continue with our plans, especially as we were to talk about another devastating day in U.S. history – Pearl Harbor. In the days that followed, I began my new “Afghanistan Series for The Mary Lou Bigelow Show.
Mary Lou Bigelow – host of 20th Century Revisited