It's hard to imagine what it was like to witness the tragic events of 9/11, let alone what it was like to be in the twin towers after the planes hit. Watch the harrowing stories of two local survivors who escaped from 2 World Trade Center before the buildings collapsed.
A portion of this Life & Times interview is featured in the SoCal Connected special In the Shadow of 9/11.
SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of today. By drawing on KCET's extensive archive of Southern California news, culture and public affairs, we seek to inform current events by providing a little historical perspective, and maybe answer the question: Is there anything new under the SoCal sun?