Tuesday's Children

60 Minutes aired a segment Sunday night on the children of 9/11 victims five years later. It's hard not to be affected by the very real grief still so raw and close to the surface of their eyes.

The kids [..] told 60 Minutes some of the worst memories don't fade because the media won't let them. [CBS Reporter Scott] Pelley got an earful about showing those pictures of 9/11 over and over again.

"Even when you're just sitting down like eating dinner and watching TV, you'll just have a nice conversation and then all the sudden you'll see like pictures of 9/11. You can't escape it. It's just like everywhere you go its always like you're always reminded of it somehow even in the littlest thing," explains Amy Gardner.

"They're showing my dad's death and everyone else here. It's just really offensive. Every time I see it, it brings up so much and it actually really hurts," says Erik Abrahamson.

While the events of 9/11 are indisbutably a tragedy for all of us, it dwells every day in the lives of these kids. They talk openly of how their memories of their lost parents are fading with time and how they've learned to move forward with the assistance of Tuesday's Children, a support group that encourages them to heal by helping others.

You can watch the CBS video clip and read the transcripts here.

Do you think that ABC/Disney and David Cunningham understand that it is these young people that they are exploiting as they seek to damage the legacy of the Clinton administration by making up facts and events?


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