Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Julia E. Liss
© 2012 Jennifer Plumlee
This thesis examines the formation of national memory by exploring tenth anniversary television coverage of 9/11. By analyzing themes of nationalism that structure the television specials and create a positive national memory, this thesis argues that the national memory of 9/11 serves current national goals and develops myths of American exceptionalism while it ignores the negative consequences and realities of 9/11.
Plumlee, Jennifer, "Televising Memory: The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11" (2012). Scripps Senior Theses. 34.