Back Stories: When The South Tower Fell, Along With The Dust & Darkness

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – WCBS reporter Rich Lamb remembers Mary Gay Taylor as a longtime, intrepid reporter for the station.

He describes her as tough, insistent and very good.

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She was in Lower Manhattan when the South Tower collapsed on September 11, 2001.

She took cover as the dust and darkness fell around her, then saw a light coming her way. It was an NYPD lieutenant who led her to safety.

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But he wouldn’t let her go back for the tape recorder she left behind in the chaos.

Two days later, a firefighter came into the station and dropped off her recorder without saying a word.

She told Rich she never brought herself to listen back to it.

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