Twelve years ago, New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers was working at police headquarters in Lower Manhattan when the Twin Towers were attacked. “I remember the exhaustion,” he told Esquire, “almost not sleeping for two weeks at Ground Zero. I remember the confusion.” A former Marine in the Persian Gulf War, he later put his military experience to use as a war correspondent, covering the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and elsewhere. Tonight at War Correspondents: Covering 9/11, Its Aftermath, and the Middle East Today, former AP foreign correspondent Steve Hindy interviews Chivers about his memories of 9/11 and his experience in the Middle East. The work of Italian photographer Fabio Bucciarelli, whose photos of the Syrian conflict earned him a Robert Capa Gold Medal, is also on display. All proceeds benefit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues).
Wed., Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2013