Tom Hanks, Susan Lisovicz, Judi Farrell discussed on Gary and Shannon

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I was just digging into the legal backing behind the president's assertion of presidential authority to require the vaccines. For about Oh, I don't know. 80 Million American workers. They say it relies on its first of its kind application of a 51 year old law. This law grants the federal government the power to protect employees from grave dangers at the workplace in the White House, believes That this emergency authority provided by the Congress under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is a legitimate and legal way to put this into motion that they think it will hold up against lawsuits but that but that law was designed to protect workers from like asbestos and other industrial type. Things never been used to require a vaccine. Obviously. Well, the last couple of hours. We've talked a lot about what we remember, of course, from 20 years ago from September 11th 2000 and one in the attacks where we were. We talked about Steve Gregory special, which will air tomorrow, three o'clock and at eight o'clock here on K F I in the podcast that goes along with it. But another one of those personal stories about the experience of that day comes from a friend of ours. We both worked with different times up at a radio station in Sacramento. Judi Farrell was an editor and writer and a manager and just Judy Farah taught me everything taught me everything I know about news, writing and and being a reporter. I'm I I know. I'm sorry to burden you with that. Um, but I do remember your reporting, and I remember. I mean, I didn't hear it in the moment. But when we went through it the following year, I was at kfbk with You and it. It always stuck with me How much this experience stuck with you. I mean, it's stuck with all of us. But just being there being from New Jersey, going there for a girls' trip and actually Having plans to be at At the New York Stock Exchange that very day. So Judy, if you could just take us through what your experience was. Yeah, it was. It was just like one of those random things you know, working. And do you always hear about these random stories of people who are someplace where they didn't expect to be, But Yeah, I was on a came into New Jersey early from California because I wanted to visit friends and family and one of my best friends named Susan Lisovicz. She was a CNN reporter at the time, and she covered The New York Stock Exchange, and she arranged for me to have a tour of the stock exchange for closing bell closing bells around four o'clock four PM Um and I was supposed to take The bus into the belly of the World Trade Center. That was a big mess. Transit hub. Don't think people know about that. But you know, a lot of buses from all over went into that and I was supposed to get there around noon and Eastern time and around 8:50 A.m.. She was still home and she woke me up. With the television. I said, Judy, you're going to want to see this. And you know, Of course it was. It was just so shocking. Um, I was in X. Actually, I was in Hoboken, which is directly across from the World Trade Center. We went down to the waterfront and on the waterfront, they start setting up a trauma center. And what I covered was the boat lift of lower lower Manhattan. There was hundreds of thousands of people had to get off the island. But there was no way that shut down all the roads, bridges everything. So all these very boats came into the World Trade Center by by water and took them across to Hoboken, where I was and what I what? I witnessed this massive boat lift. That had to have been hundreds of thousands of people. Yeah. Yeah, It was a great documentary about it. Narrated by Tom Hanks. I urge everyone to please watch it. It's only 12 minutes long. It's probably the only inspiring documentary you'll see about 9 11. It's simply called Boat lift, and it's about the stories. Those stories about you know, the average person coming together. They put a call out to have every possible boat in the region, come across the water and pick up these people and get them off the island. And all these workers who were stranded there. You know people who did escape. The towers worked on Wall Street. They had no place to go. And when the boats took them, they care where they went. They just had to get off their island. You know the buildings with the towers crumbled down. They just wanted to get off of that. There. So I Saw them at the trauma center as they came in, and I'm like, gosh, there were just like covered in ash. There was remember this one young woman dressed in her blue Navy power suit and high heels, and she's just stumbling like she's drunk. She was just shell shocked. You know, she got she got home, but she couldn't even walk and I saw First responders, said doctors and fire captain just bury their face in their hands because they couldn't believe what was happening. They just couldn't believe that they were overwhelmed. And Shannon Gary. I mean, the biggest thing that really struck me was when the when the first broke out when it first happened was the sheer look of terror on everyone's faces. I mean, people. Everyone has their cell phone to their ear. But everyone was messed terror. We've never seen that look before in America. You guys might have been gone to a crime scene and your reporting days and seen, you know sorrow and somebody just got killed. But this is Americans everywhere. They didn't know what was happening. They didn't know what was going to happen next. Our shock from California. Was very strong, but it must have been exponentially crazy and more shocking and more surreal for the people that were actually there in Manhattan. I can't even imagine And growing up in northern New Jersey 10 miles out of New York City. And going to the city was like, you know, like for you driving from Burbank to Los Angeles is just a 10 mile drive in. I mean, And New York with its beautiful skyline. We saw the towers being built. I saw the terrorists being built growing up and then see them come down, and it was just like to, you know. That analogy but like to empty teeth because they dominated the skyline, and then that night, they weren't there. And it was so shocking and it's like when you where you live and what you saw what you witnessed. And yes, I've Was that the windows of the world you know the top that was the restaurant at the top and had been at the towers many times. It was just, you know, it was just so heartbreaking, and it's interesting. I mean, Having known your story and known that you were just across the river that whole time. Um, it's It's you know, as removed as we were out here on the West Coast, you are still removed by just the river..

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