The sun shines through the "Tower of Voices" at the Flight 93 National Memorial, Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Shanksville, Pa. The tower containing 40 wind chimes honors the 40 people that died in the crash of Flight 93 in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001.
Scott LaMar has worked in both radio and television for more than four decades.
Currently, LaMar is the Host and Executive Producer of the daily Smart Talk news and public affairs program on WITF-FM, 89.5 & 93.3 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Previously, LaMar was WITF TV’s Sr. Public Affairs producer and produced the station’s award-winning weekly public affairs TV program Smart Talk.
LaMar was a regular contributor to BBC World News TV before and after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
The American Society of Civil Engineers honored LaMar with their national Excellence in Journalism award in 2020. LaMar was the only recipient of the award nationally. He has won more than a dozen Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcast Awards since 2000 and has been nominated for five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.
LaMar and Smart Talk have been recognized throughout the Central Pennsylvania community including ADVOZ Lancaster’s first “Dignity in Dialogue Award”, the South-Central Assembly’s “Regional Citizen Award” and was named a “Humanitarian Hero” by The Humane Society of the United States/Pennsylvania.
A native of Coatesville, Pa., LaMar has also worked as a broadcast news anchor, sports play-by-play announcer and manager.
Listen to Smart Talk every weekday at 9am and 7pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3. You can also stream WITF radio live on our website or ask your smart speaker to “Play WITF Radio.”
Airdate: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks.
As part of WITF’s special 9/11 — 20 years later special programming, Smart Talk begins the week with a visit and broadcast from the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania.
Appearing on the program:
Stephen Clark, Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania shares details of the events as they unfolded on 9/11, as well as plans for the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Also joining the conversation is Patrick White, whose cousin Louis J. Nacke II was killed on Flight 93. White is very active in the Friends of Flight 93 family group and involved with the development of the Memorial site.
Finally, Kyle Kurchak is from nearby Saint Michael, Pa., and is a student at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and he will contribute thoughts on how young Pennsylvanians view the events of 9/11 and how they shaped his perspective of our country, his community and the world.