9/11 Memorial to feature oral histories produced by StoryCorps

Friday, September 2, 2011 | 3:18 p.m. CDT; updated 8:42 p.m. CDT, Friday, September 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — StoryCorps, a national oral history project, plans to honor each person killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, by recording stories shared by friends and family members. The project will be part of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

The program, heard weekly on public radio, said Thursday that it has memorialized nearly 600 victims in the past five years. StoryCorps is also collecting the stories of rescuers and survivors.

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says the first 10 interviews are available through a free mobile app, which serves as a guide to the new 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Visitors can use an iPhone, Android or Windows app to search for victims' names at the memorial and learn about their lives.

StoryCorps has also produced a Sept. 11 special, which will air on NPR next week.

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