Early in the morning of September 11, 2001 I was in bed awoken by the radio...it was a newsman, Ray Woodson, of all people, on KNBR, of all stations, that one of the World Trade Center towers had been hit by a plane and that the building was on fire.
I quickly got out of bed and turned on the TV and saw the tower. I was aghast --it looked pretty bad and I was automatically thinking this didn't look good. Later on, bad things turned to worse.
You know the story.
It was a day of flipping from Aaron Brown on CNN to Ashley Banfield on NBC. Oh, I won't forget Dan Rather on CBS too for all the wrong reasons.
I won't forget the late, great Lee Rodgers who broadcast a magnificent narration on KSFO --and Melanie Morgan ably assisting.
I won't forget Ray Taliaferro, of all people, providing much needed levity and comfort on the old KGO Radio after a terrible day.
I'm sure many of you out there have your own recollections.