Howard Stern is definitely a "love him or hate" him kind of celebrity, but even if you're not a fan, this video is a great way to remember that confusing and terrifying shock that happened 16 years ago today.

One of the things that makes this so powerful for me is the fact that they're in New York and you get to hear the show turn from typical Stern fare ("banging Pamela Anderson") to confusion, to panic and anger. The fact that these guys aren't a news outlet gave them the freedom to speculate and ask listeners for answers. Of course, they were getting calls from eyewitnesses which added to the eerie feeling.

Check it out and listen to this day unfold in real time. It brought back a lot of my own memories and feelings from 9/11/01.

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