Sep 8, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Television coverage of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be much more subdued than a year ago. No major new broadcast specials are scheduled for Thursday evening, with all the networks showing their usual entertainment programming. Major news organizations will air coverage from morning shows to late-night, when ABC’s “Nightline” looks at the world after the attack. There also will be coverage of memorial ceremonies in New York, Washington and elsewhere. Showtime planned to premiere a two-hour docudrama, “DC 9/11: Time of Crisis,” on Sunday, Sept. 7, and on Thursday PBS airs Ric Burns’ three-hour documentary “American Experience Presents the Center of the World,” from which the above image is drawn.

Emmys Get Creative

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, including dozens of technical and creative honors, will be in two parts this year for the first time (on a test basis). At 3 p.m., 15 awards will be presented at a pre-show event and reception, intended to shorten the evening ceremony. The main show begins at 5 p.m., hosted this year by the cast of “MADtv,” the Fox sketch comedy series, and produced by Spike Jones Jr.

Sorkin Wings It

On Wednesday in New York, the Museum of Television & Radio presents “A Conversation with Aaron Sorkin,” creator and former executive producer of “The West Wing” and other shows. Mr. Sorkin will discuss how he almost single-handedly wrote most scripts for both “West Wing” and his earlier hit “Sports Night.”