Sunday, 11 September 2011

Awe fatigue

I normally listen to Radio Wales's Sunday Supplement and national BBC's Broadcasting House all the way through, but this morning I drifted off or even physically switched off at the coverage of the commemoration of the genocide in New York's twin towers. It would have been bearable - no, that's hardly the word in the circumstances - would have had more impact if the ceremonies had not been trailed at length on Radio 4 and the News Channel in the previous weeks.

But I am glad I caught the last five minutes of Broadcasting House, to hear Paddy O'Connell's perfectly judged personal recollections of that dreadful day and especially his reflections on the ten years since.

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