I was in a newsroom in Montenegro working with a local journalist named Ratko. Except for us and two other reporters, the newsroom was empty.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ratko got a call on his cell from a friend, who told him, "tell the American you're working with that there's been a plane crash in NY." He called back less than a minute later: "tell her there's been another one."
We tried to get online but all the news sites were jammed. I called one of my brothers on my cell but the phone lines were jammed. Just then I got a call from my sister in England. She was crying so hard I couldn't understand what she was trying to say.
She held her phone up to the television so I could hear the BBC anchorman. That's how I found out.
Where were you?