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On the first of our two series on remembering the attacks of September 11, 2001, we speak with veteran journalist, Olivier Knox, National Correspondent for The Washington Post. Olivier reflects on what it was like on that day as he was covering President Bush in Sarasota Florida for what was supposed to be a non-eventful day. From the suspension of air travel to the necessity to factually report on a fast paced attack on America, Olivier provides a rare glimpse into the life of a journalist during this pivotal time in history.
We then shift gears to talk about Afghanistan, and the end to a 20 year war in a country that we occupied shortly after the attacks. This episode covers roughly a 20 year span but we tried our best to encapsulate all of the feelings and memories of an event that shaped Americans, both personally, and politically.
Olivier Knox is Washington Post National Political Correspondent and Anchor of The Daily 202. He previously hosted a national SiriusXM show focused on politics and policy. Before that, he covered politics and policy at Yahoo News and at Agence France-Presse.
Education: Columbia University, BA in Political Science, 1992; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, MA in Latin American Studies and International Economics, 1996. Languages spoken in addition to English: French, Spanish, a smattering of Italian
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