NYC Stations to Air 9/11 Ceremony

Aug 27, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Local New York City stations plan to air live coverage of the reading of the victims’ names, seven years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the New York Daily News reports. Kenny Plotnick, news director for WABC-TV, said he plans to cover the ceremony every year until it ends. It was thought last year’s coverage would be the last until the 10th anniversary, but instead, seven stations, including the Big Three broadcast network O&Os, will air the ceremony live. Each station stands to lose anywhere from $100,000-$300,000 in ad revenue due to the commercial-free broadcast.
—Christopher Perez


  1. I don’t think it’s necessary to have live coverage of this every year. Everyone watches news and reads newspapers, and almost everyoine has Internet, so if thye want to cover it live, put it on the “dotcom” version of the stations.
    They need to save interruptions for actual breaking news, and for that sparingly.

  2. Sorry Virginia many Americans want to observe this solemn day for the rest of their lives. Reliving this tragedy is not a depressing event for the right attitude. We who did not die should not forget those who did. We should not forget we did nothing to warrant the murder. We should never forget how truly blessed we are to have been born in the US.
    I lived in the Northeast when this happened. Anyone who lived near NY will tell you, you cannot go to the city without at least once noticing the missing towers and remembering what did occur in MY country in MY lifetime.
    You will never truly know what you have unless you walk in anothers moccasins and know what another has not. Life, hope, freedom.
    Shame on you for forgetting so quickly.

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