The Radice Files — Episode 155: “It was 20 Years Ago Today…”

Today we honor the ordinary hero’s of 9/11, their extraordinary efforts, their families and friends, and the memory of those who lost their lives. A tragic moment in time that brought us all together,

Sept. 11 united America. Twenty years later, the nation stands divided.

Twenty years after 9/11, a disunited United States pauses amid a pandemic to mark the somber anniversary of the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks

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How 9/11 Changed Hollywood — And Is ‘Still Grappling’ With the Terror Attacks 20 Years Later

TheWrap speaks with 20 filmmakers, executives and journalists about the legacy of the attacks on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

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Inside the Pentagon’s Secret Post-9/11 Summit With Hollywood A-Listers (Exclusive)

Oliver Stone, David Fincher and John Singleton were among the industry figures recruited to imagine new disaster scenarios just weeks after the terror attacks

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How the N.Y.P.D. Is Using Post-9/11 Tools on Everyday New Yorkers — The New York Times

Two decades after the attack on New York City, the Police Department is using counterterrorism tools and tactics to combat routine street crime.

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Nosebleed — The Jackie Chan Film That Was Canceled After 9/11

Here’s the story of the Jackie Chan Nosebleed movie project that canceled after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Why NBC News is Leaning Into Documentaries — Variety

NBC News’ presence at the Toronto International Film Festival signals its growing interest in the documentary space.

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In Other News…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs social media “censorship” bill into law — CBS News

The legislation aims to stop social media companies from banning users based solely on their political opinions.

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Disney Commits to Theatrical Exclusive Releases for Remaining 2021 Films

“Eternals,” “The Last Duel” and “West Side Story” will all have minimum 45-day windows, while animated “Encanto” will have 30-day window

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Gillmor Gang: Life Goes On — TechCrunch

When we imagine what it will be like when we exit the pandemic, what we’re really wondering is what we want from the digital transformation we’ve seen overturn our understanding of work and living safely. As much as we long for the days of the office and collaboration with our peers, some of that is […]

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National Television Awards: The full list of winners as Ant and Dec and Line Of Duty dominate | Ents & Arts News | Sky News

Bake Off, It’s A Sin, Coronation Street and Kate Garraway were among the big winner’s at this year’s in-person National Television Awards.

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The Top 30 Most Influential People in The Metaverse — ReadWrite

The Metaverse is being defined, and developed; leading voices evangelize, educate, advise, develop, create the successor of mobile internet.

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MTV’s VMAs sell out of airtime as advertisers get back to on-the-ground marketing

MTV’s Video Music Awards are back to their usual format — with a little COVID-19 tweaking — as brands seek to engage both on TV and in person.

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Jennifer Hudson Inches Closer to EGOT After Daytime Emmy Win — Variety

Jennifer Hudson inched closer to EGOT after winning a Daytime Emmy Award for her role as executive producer on “Baba Yaga.”

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Twitter introduces a new label that allows the ‘good bots’ to identify themselves — TechCrunch

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow accounts to self-identify as bots by adding a label to their profile. This feature is designed to help people better differentiate between automated accounts — like bots that retweet the news, public service announcements or other updates — from those operated by humans. It’s not, […]

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Yahoo launches NFT collection with Rebecca Minkoff | Ad Age Digital News

The designer will feature 15 NFTs tied to her upcoming line.

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Pandemic-Impacted Toronto Film Festival Morphs Into Two Events for 2021 — The Hollywood Reporter

Film directors will excitedly celebrate cinema in front of a live audience, while stay-at-home industry buyers and sellers will do business virtually.

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We Are Now One Step Closer to Limitless Energy From Nuclear Fusion

A new magnet by a Bill Gates-backed MIT startup will enable “net energy” from nuclear fusion, which paves the way to limitless energy.

interestingengineering.com

And finally…

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL by Ray Charles

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Frank Radice

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