Weekend Edition Sunday

Sunday Mornings from 6 to 10
Rachel Martin
Dan Greenwood

On Sundays, Weekend Edition combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. With a nod to traditional Sunday habits, the program offers a fix for diehard crossword addicts-word games and brainteasers with The Puzzlemaster, a.k.a. Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times. With Hansen on the sidelines, a caller plays the latest word game on the air while listeners compete silently at home. The NPR mailbag is proof that the competition to go head-to-head with Shortz is rather vigorous.

Another trademark of Sunday's program is "Voices in the News," a montage of sound bites from the past week, poignant in its simplicity. Hansen also engages listeners in her discussions with regular contributors, who cover a wide range of national and international issues.

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6:00am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

N.Y. Mayor Marks Attacks

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes remarks to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. His remarks are followed by a moment of silence, following which President Obama makes his remarks at Ground Zero. Bloomberg then reads the names of those who perished in the attacks.

6:00am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

Recap Of The Day's Events

Audie Cornish provides a recap of the events of the day.

6:00am

Sun September 11, 2011
Remembrances

Story Corps: Sept. 11 Survivor Recalls Day

John Yates was working at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. His office sustained a near-direct hit from American Airlines Flight 77, and Yates suffered burns on almost 40 percent of his body. He recounted the events of that morning.

6:00am

Sun September 11, 2011
NPR Story

Remembering The Attacks Of Sept. 11

Between the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan, along the concrete walls of the Pentagon and amid the trees in rural Shankesville, Pa., ceremonies are being held Sunday to mark the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A full decade after the events that are now often boiled down to just two numbers — 9, 11 — it can be difficult to remember the before. Audie Cornish then talks to NPR's Robert Siegel and Tom Gjelten about the ceremonies marking the day.

6:00am

Sun September 11, 2011
NPR Story

Remembering The Sept. 11 Attacks

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Tom Gjelten and Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation and a writer for the New Yorker. Also, Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, marks the event.

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