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Mrs. Bush Helps Americans Cope With Terror Tragedy - 2001-09-21

First Lady Laura Bush is making her own contribution to recovery efforts after the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history. She is appearing on national television in a series of public service announcements designed to help American families cope with the tragedy.

Mrs. Bush is a former teacher and school librarian. Now, she is offering a little guidance to American parents.

In a series of public service announcements she urges them to comfort their children after the horrific events of September 11. She says the terrorist attacks were meant to instill fear in Americans and the nation can not let that happen.

"Talk with your kids. Listen to them. Tell them that they are safe and that they are loved," the first lady says.

The public service announcements began to air Monday in the United States. They were prepared by a non-profit group supported by the advertising industry and are broadcast free of charge by the networks.