It was an especially reflective weekend as the United States and much of the world looked back on the lives lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. CNN had a chance to talk to several young people who lost a parent that day. In today's Gotta Watch, we present highlights from those interviews, and look backÂ at how children caught in the middle of another national disaster - Hurricane Katrina - looked at their city two years later.
'Nobody else has lost a parent on national television' - Some of the children who lost a parentÂ on 9/11 say they have little or no memory of that day. Watch here as they talk about life growingÂ withoutÂ a mother or father,Â the "nightmare" talk that daddy wasn't coming home and the scrutiny they face as "9/11 kids."[cnn-videoÂ url="http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2011/09/09/ex-ac-children-of-911.cnn"%5D
'The lost city' - In February 2007, CNN's Soledad O'Brien handed out video cameras to a group of students who lived through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Here, they spoke with director Spike Lee about feelings of being forgotten and what the world didn't see two years after the storm.[cnn-videoÂ url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/09/12/soledad-spike-nola-kids.cnn"%5D