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Submitted by on September 11, 2009 – 7:38 AM20 Comments

My spot on this morning’s The Takeaway.   Please share to as many social media outlets as you can — thanks.




  • William says:

    I think of you and your story every year.

  • Jen says:

    Sars, is your original piece not posted here? I can’t find in archives.

  • Jen says:

    nevermind. found it. and posted on FB re: OFD.

  • Emerson says:

    Good lil interview there. Hope it turns up something.

  • Margaret in CO says:

    I agree with Emerson. You always sound so at ease in interviews, Sars. I admire that a lot.
    Here’s a link to the original piece:

    Hope the interview helps you find him.

  • Zee says:

    Sars, on a side note, you have a beautiful, emotive speaking voice. I hope you find Don this year.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Thanks for the compliments. I think I sound more thoughtful when I’m on the radio because I’m usually thinking about…not cursing by mistake. Had to think about it even harder this morning on four hours and change of sleep.

  • Cath says:

    Woke to hearing your voice this morning. Good luck and a warm howdy out there to Don whereever he is.

  • Jen S says:

    I hope you find Don as well, Sars. I reread the piece every year as well.

  • Kristina says:

    Thinking of you, thinking of Don, and thinking of my brother, who at 27 years old is too young to have gone to war and lost so many friends in the aftermath.

    I don’t know why, but your voice reminds me of Terri Gross – very mellifluous. You should look into that – I think you interviewing folks would be awesome.

  • […] related news, Sarah Bunting  is still trying to find her guardian angel from that day: The original story  on her blog The […]

  • J says:

    Like a number of people here, visiting this site is one of the things I do every year on this date. It just feels like something I have to do.

  • rlb14 says:

    Have you considered putting up an iReport on I think you only have to register on the site in order to sub,it things, and sometimes they get picked up. Obviously, you would need an image of somesort, probably one of yourself how you looked in 2001.

  • Annie says:

    I can’t believe it has already been so long since I first read this story, or since it happened. I think of you & Don every year, and keep the hope that he will be found.

  • rayvyn2k says:

    Every year, like lots of folks, I find myself here. It’s comforting to “know” someone who made it through the horrific events of that day alive. I am so very grateful to Don for helping you through, Sars. I hope you find him soon.

  • Amie says:

    Happy Birthday, Don, wherever you are.

  • JH says:

    Sorry for my multiple (well, the second, anyway) comments from a random stranger but loyal reader in one evening. The last comment being on a prior OFD post rather than this one.

    But a thought occurred to me after listening to your Takeaway interview and apologies if I am repeating something already suggested somewhere in the many supportive comments…have you considered offering your story to This American Life (Chicago Public Radio) to see if they’d consider including it in one of their shows? I guess it would be “too late” so to speak, in terms of them doing a show this year but maybe for next if you don’t find Don in the meantime.

    It’s just a thought as I don’t even live in the States yet I (and many of my non-American cohorts) are addicted to listening to This American Life, and Ira Glass has done topical shows on 9/11 before. I have a hunch that your story would fit well with the whole tone of that show and might just turn something up for you about Don. Unless, of course, you’ve already gone that route and I somehow missed it, in which case this post is a moot point.

    Good luck again. I’m waiting for the day that I check your site while drinking my morning coffee and see the post that you’ve finally made contact with Don.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I have sent a note to TAL in previous years, with no response. Doesn’t mean Glass wouldn’t bite on it now, but it does get harder and harder with each year to get media peeps to find the angle. I was surprised The Takeaway didn’t do it as a web-only feature, frankly, which I think was part of the initial plan (and would have been fine with me).

    The Takeaway producers also called a short list of prospective Dons at home to see if he was the guy. No dice. But I salute Chelsea et al. for the effort.

  • I too think about Don every year on 9/11. Hope he’s doing well, wherever he is.

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