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Giuliani Defends New York's Response to Sept. 11

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani tells the Sept. 11 commission that it should focus on preventing future terrorist attacks, not on assigning blame. Giuliani praised emergency responders' actions, but some victims' families demanded more pointed questions about what went wrong when police and firefighters responded to the 2001 attacks. Hear NPR's Madeleine Brand.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).