Reminiscences of Gamil M. Tawfik : oral history, 2002-2003.
|Creator: ||Tawfik, Gamil M., 1956-||Project: ||September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 104 p. sound recordings: 2 sound discs (125, 74 min.) : digital ; 3 in.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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President, The Arabic Channel.
Scope and Contents
Background: born Cairo, Egypt; liberal upbringing, observant Muslim; memories of 1960s and 1970s Middle East politics; arrival in New York 1980; education: commerce studies in Egypt, Pace University, New York University; career: Bear Stearns investment company, the Arabic Channel; 9/11: at television station on Wall Street, witnessing South Tower plane impact, building evacuation, return home, witness to tower collapse, police reaction to Arabic Channel press pass; post-9/11: anti-Arab discrimination, complaints to city, deportations and broken families, impact on Arabic Channel, government seizure of money from non-profits; questioning validity of Osama bin Laden tapes; anger toward [George W.] Bush administration's war policy, economics of Iraq invasion, thoughts about Homeland Security; health problems of WTC site rescue workers.
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