The Morning of 9/11 and the Dawn of the Digital Age

Eighteen years ago I had breakfast at DC’s Mayflower Hotel with Brian Lamb, who ran C-SPAN. We met at 8 and left the hotel around 9:15.

At the Mayflower, we’d talked with a half dozen journalists and political types. When I got back to the Washingtonian’s offices, the staff was huddled in the publisher’s office silently watching TV. It was September 11, 2001.

No one in the Mayflower’s dining room had a cell phone. The morning of 9/11 and the dawn of the digital age changed everything.

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