9-11 Widows Speak-Kleinberg, Breitweiser, Casazza & Van Auken 9/12/2003

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9/12/2003–Two years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, thousands of families are still wondering what could have been done to save their loved ones. In “Unanswered Questions,” NOW profiles four New Jersey widows demanding answers to questions about what our government knew before and after the terrorist attacks — and what’s being done to protect us today.

Mindy Kleinberg, Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza and Lori Van Auken were widowed by the September 11 terrorist attacks. The four came together as they sought answers and explanations for the tragedy. In their perseverance they helped push for the establishment of an independent commission to investigate 9/11, a request Congress fulfilled last fall.

All four women are mothers and all four lost their husbands in the World Trade Center attacks. Lorie Van Auken and Mindy Kleinberg’s husbands were both as securities traders. Mindy’s and Patty Casazza’s husbands worked for the Cantor Fitzgerald group, which lost 658 employees. Kristen Breitweiser’s husband was a vice president at Fiduciary Trust. The women all reside in New Jersey. They and others in that area touched by September 11 are featured in author Gail Sheehy’s new book MIDDLETOWN, AMERICA: ONE TOWN’S PASSAGE FROM TRAUMA TO HOPE.

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