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August 29, 2006

Dear FOS11 Members,

As we near the fifth commemoration of September 11, 2001 and as the media increases its annual coverage of the commemoration, there may be opportunities for FOS11 members to participate in these media requests.

This outreach is not intended to encourage participation, but rather to allow an outlet for those who wish to tell their stories to a broader audience.  We urge you to read the guidelines and cautions by FOS11 Advisory Board Member, Dr. Donna Gaffney.  These tips may inform your decision and be a guide to (1) how to decide whether or not to interview, (2) how to interview well and (3) how to prepare for the way your sentiments may be presented by the media involved (in the newspaper the next day or over the radio or on television).  If you wish to be included in future inquires by media sources to FOS11, please send your email and contact information to media@familiesofseptember11.org.  We will then forward media requests directly to you.

Please note that once you respond to a media request and provide your information to them, they may disclose your location to the public and may continue to contact you directly.  For some, this may be welcomed.  For others it may be a burden.

FOS11 always tries to provide a balanced, thoughtful, perspective as a trusted source of information.  Your feedback and guidance continues to be essential to us.