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Newseum to waive fees in honor of 9/11 attacks

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The Newseum will offer free admission to all visitors on September 10th and 11th to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The museum announced Monday that it will waive its fees for the first time since its grand opening on April 11, 2008.

The Newseum's 9/11 exhibit features a 31-foot section of the broadcast antenna that stood atop the World Trade Center's North Tower, a limestone cornice piece from the damaged section of the Pentagon and a twisted piece of fuselage recovered from the field near Shanksville, Pa., where United Flight 93 went down. An 11-minute original film, "Running Toward Danger," tells the stories of journalists who covered the attacks. The gallery also includes cameras used by Bill Biggart, a photojournalist killed while covering the attacks, along with some of the digital images he took moments before he died.

During the commemoration, the museum will unveil a new section of its FBI exhibit, which will focus on the FBI’s role in fighting terrorism and feature 61 new artifacts.

The Newseum will host a special evening program moderated by former ABC World News anchor, Charles Gibson, on Sept. 7.

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