9/9/2004

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Contact: Lori Kessinger, Audio-Reader program manager, at (785) 864-4625.

Audio-Reader to broadcast original programs for 9/11 commemoration

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas' Audio-Reader, a radio reading service for blind and visually impaired persons, will broadcast two original programs Saturday, Sept. 11, in commemoration of the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

At 3 p.m., Audio-Reader staff member Peggy Sampson and volunteer Pete Peterson will perform "The Guys," a true-story dramatization of a journalist and a New York fire captain trying to write eulogies for firefighters lost in the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

The play by Anne Nelson, an hourlong exploration of coping with loss and ultimately triumphing over it, is produced by Audio-Reader engineer Art Hadley.

At 5 p.m., Audio-Reader will broadcast "A Look Back," an account of volunteer Jane Tedder's experiences at ground zero. Tedder was evacuated from a hotel near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and was unable to return for her luggage or identification. "A Look Back" details her contact with rescue workers and victims as the day unfolded.

For more information, call Lori Kessinger, Audio-Reader program manager, at (785) 864-4625.

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