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Jim Dwyer (born March 4, 1957) is an American journalist. In 1992, he was a member of a team at Newsday that won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting, and in 1995, as a columnist with Newsday, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. At present, he is a reporter and columnist with The New York Times. March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newsday is a daily tabloid-size newspaper that primarily serves Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York City metropolitan area. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Commentary has been awarded since 1970. ... The New York Times is a newspaper published in New York City by Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. ...

Dwyer is the author or co-author of four books. His latest, 102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, co-written with Kevin Flynn, was a 2005 National Book Award finalist. With other reporters at the Times, Dwyer conducted an intensive investigation of what happened inside towers 1 and 2 of the World Trade Center before they collapsed. The book documented extraordinary but little-known rescues, including the work of Pablo Ortiz and Frank DeMartini, who freed scores of people from behind jammed doors on the upper floors of the north tower. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WTC redirects here. ...

102 Minutes also showed that some 1,500 people who survived the plane impacts were unable to escape, their fate sealed not only by the destructive attacks, but also by a decision during the design of the towers in 1965 to cut by half the number of stairways. The book also documented the fatal consequences of the lack of communication among New York's emergency response agencies, contradicting accounts given by former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the 9/11 Commission. Rudolph William Louis Rudy Giuliani III, KBE (born May 28, 1944) served as the Mayor of New York City from January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is a prominent American businessman, the founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ... The Commissions seal The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was set up in late 2002 to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response...

The sources included interviews with survivors, tapes of police and fire operations, 911 calls, and other material obtained under freedom of information requests including 20,000 pages of tape transcripts, oral histories, and other documents. Freedom of information can mean: whether a particular piece of information can be freely created, read, modified, copied and distributed; see free content (as well as free culture and free software) freedom to express ones opinions or ideas, generally, within a society; see freedom of speech the accessibility of...

Hundreds of people were told by 911 operators to remain inside the towers, despite evacuation orders issued by fire commanders on the ground. The 911 operators, who work for the Police Department, did not know about the evacuation order issued by the Fire Department.

Police helicopters warned of the collapse of the north tower -- the second of the two buildings to fall -- but firefighters could not hear warnings from police radios. Some 200 firefighters in striking distance of safety died in the north tower, unaware of the peril.

The same problems afflicted the city's response to the 1993 bombing of the trade center.

Dwyer is also the co-author of Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Convicted (Doubleday, 2000, with Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck), which examined the causes of wrongful convictions. He is co-author of Two Seconds Under the World, an account of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center (Crown, 1994, with Dee Murphy, David Kocieniewski and Peg Tyre) that explored the early signs of fundamentalist terrorism, and poor coordination by investigating agencies, including the FBI. Peter Neufeld is an American lawyer and is most famous as the Cofounder, with Barry Scheck of The Innocence Project. ... Barry Scheck (b. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...

He is the author of Subway Lives: 24 Hours in the Life of the New York Subways (Crown, 1991), a work that follows the lives of six New Yorkers and is set on the day the last graffiti-covered train was in service. Much of the material for the book came from his job as the subway columnist from 1986 to 1989 for New York Newsday.

A native New Yorker, Dwyer wrote columns for New York Newsday and the New York Daily News before joining the Times. He earned a bachelor’s degree in general science from Fordham University in 1979 and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1980. Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] located in and around New York City. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Columbia University is a private research university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...

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