For Some Families, 9/11 Coverage a Bit Much

Coverage leading up to the 10th anniversary is getting to be a bit much for some of the victims' survivors, writes Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall.

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World Trade Center Memorial in New York City (Getty)

Annette John-Hall, in her Philadelphia Inquirer column, writes that media coverage leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is beginning to take a toll on some family members of victims.

Hard to believe it's been a decade since terrorists hijacked jetliners on Sept. 11 and used them to kill thousands of innocent people, changing the world forever.

Feels like 10 years flew by. But at the same time, it feels like we've slogged our way through 20.

Media coverage begins as early as a month in advance and slowly churns to the actual day, observed by endless tributes, memorials, and ceremonies.

No disrespect, but it gets to be a little much, even for the family members of the victims.

At least it does for Kelvin Bowser, who lost his twin brother, Kevin, on 9/11.

Kevin commuted from Philadelphia to his job as a computer specialist for Marsh & McLennan on the 97th floor of the World Trade Center.

Read Annette John-Hall's entire column in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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