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NYC Releases 9/11 Oral Histories, Radio Transmissions

The New York City Fire Department has released thousands of pages of oral histories and hours of radio transmissions from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

A New York State court of appeals ruled in March that the items must be made public. The oral histories were complied by firefighters shortly after the attacks on the twin towers, and include accounts from firefighters and emergency medical personnel who were on the scene.

The New York Times newspaper and families of the victims of the attacks had sued for the release of the material. The city had said it wanted to protect the privacy of those involved, and not jeopardize the case against Zacarias Moussaoui, who later pleaded guilty to conspiring with the hijackers.

Some information for this story provided by AP.