Special 9/11 Commemorative Programming

Sep 4, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Highlights of special programming planned on television and online to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. All times are ET.


“Good Morning America” originates from St. Paul’s Chapel near Ground Zero.

“World News With Charles Gibson” visits a New York chapel where family members of still-unidentified 9/11 victims gather, adjacent to a temporary morgue that houses unidentified remains from the World Trade Center. His broadcast also reports on the country’s preparedness to counter another terrorist attack.

“The Path to 9/11” (Part 2) 8 p.m.

“9/11/06: Where Things Stand,” a special edition of “Primetime,” anchored by Charles Gibson, 10 p.m.

“Nightline”: Cynthia McFadden anchors the broadcast live from New York while Terry Moran reports live from Afghanistan on the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban; 11:30 p.m.


“The Early Show” provides extensive anniversary coverage, with Harry Smith anchoring live from Ground Zero; 7-9 a.m.

“CBS Evening News With Katie Couric” originates live from Ground Zero and features reports from correspondents worldwide, including Lara Logan in Afghanistan; 6:30-7:30 p.m.


“Today”: Co-anchor Matt Lauer broadcasts live from Ground Zero, to be joined by Tom Brokaw, while news anchor Ann Curry hosts from New York’s Rockefeller Plaza.

“NBC Nightly News”: Brian Williams anchors from Ground Zero; former anchor Tom Brokaw reports on covering the attacks in 2001.

“Dateline NBC” welcomes former co-anchor Jane Pauley to update her 2001 report “Flight 93”; 8 p.m.


“America Rebuilds, Part II, Return to Ground Zero,” narrated by Mariska Hargitay, airs at 9 p.m.

WCBS-TV, New York

Special programming from 8:30 a.m. through the end of the memorial ceremonies in New York. Team coverage throughout the tri-state area, with viewers’ 9/11 memories and other features included in the day’s newscasts.


“American Morning”: Soledad O’Brien anchors from New York while Miles O’Brien anchors from Washington; 6-10 a.m.

“Paula Zahn Now” originates live from Ground Zero; 8-9 p.m.

“Larry King Live” originates from New York with a panel that includes New York Gov. George Pataki and World Trade Center survivors and widows; 9-10 p.m.

Fox News Channel

“Fox & Friends” reports live from Ground Zero with co-host Brian Kilmeade; 6-8:30 a.m.

“Fox News Live,” anchored by Jon Scott at Ground Zero; 8:30-11 a.m.

“Studio B”: Shepard Smith hosts from Ground Zero; 3-4 p.m.

“Your World With Neil Cavuto”: live from Ground Zero; 4-5 p.m.

“Fox Report”: Shepard Smith hosts the newscast from Ground Zero; 7-8 p.m.

“Hannity & Colmes” presents a special live audience show focused on 9/11 rescue personnel; 9-10 p.m.

“On the Record”: Greta Van Susteren hosts live from Ground Zero; 10-11 p.m.


Chris Matthews anchors all day from Ground Zero. The network will carry portions of the “Today” show as it aired live on the morning of the attacks.

“Hardball With Chris Matthews” telecasts from Ground Zero; 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Countdown With Keith Olbermann”: special coverage from Ground Zero; 8 p.m.

“Scarborough Country”: special coverage from Ground Zero; 9 p.m.

“9/11: The Day That Changed America”: Prominent Americans recall the morning of 9/11 and comment on how they think life has changed since the attacks; 10 p.m.


“Squawk Box”: Anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla lead off the day’s coverage with reports from Ground Zero; 6-9 a.m. Numerous CNBC correspondents who covered the events of five years ago will offer their observations during the day, and an extensive lineup of prominent guests is on tap, including Larry Silverstein, the developer at the heart of the Twin Towers rebuilding effort.

Sundance Channel

“Koenig’s Sphere”: Percy Adlon’s film tells the story of the sculpture that stood between the two towers of the World Trade Center. 9 p.m.

“Dust to Dust: The Health Effects of 9/11”; follows some of the first responders who are now seriously ill. 10 p.m.

“September 11”; feature film is made up of 11 short films-each 11 minutes long-by 11 directors from 11 countries. 11 p.m.

NFL Network

“NFL Total Access” will televise the Super Bowl XXXVI halftime show from February 2002, featuring U2 and including a tribute to 9/11 victims; 5 p.m.


“Despierta America”: Special edition with Jorge Ramos and Neida Sandoval; 7 a.m.

Live coverage of the commemorative ceremony at Ground Zero begins at 8:30 a.m.

“Primer Impacto,” “Noticiero Univision” and “Ultima Hora” provide updates throughout the day, including live coverage from the Pentagon.


“Cada Dia con Maria Antonieta” offers live Spanish-language coverage from New York; 7-10 a.m.

“Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste”: live reports from New York; 5 p.m.

“Noticiero Telemundo”: Pedro Sevcec anchors the nightly Spanish-language newscast live from Ground Zero; 6:30 p.m.


Replay of CNN’s full day of coverage from Sept. 11, 2001, in real time on CNN Pipeline, 8:30 a.m.-midnight. The on-demand broadband video service will be available for free for the day and will also provide live reports from memorial services, anchored by Richard Lui, along with reports from global correspondents.


Extensive anniversary coverage throughout the day, including video clips, message boards and interactive features.


Live webcast of 9/11 commemorative events and comprehensive special section coverage with original text, video and rich interactive reporting on the 9/11 heroes, the war on terror, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and other topics.


Content will be drawn from thousands of responses to the question “How did 9/11 change your life?” Additionally, video will be available from the NBC and MSNBC anniversary programming. Archival footage of NBC News coverage from Sept. 11, 2001, will stream throughout the day at September11.msnbc.com.

ABC News Now

Live coverage of events in New York and Washington, special anniversary programming and newsmaker interviews.


Live reports from Ground Zero with correspondents Maya Kulycky and Stephanie Sy for the ABC News affiliate news feed service.

CNN Newsource

Correspondents Sumi Das and Keith Oppenheim report from New York, while Brianna Keilar reports from the Pentagon for the affiliate service.

NBC Mobile

Coverage will be provided throughout the day, with regular updates from NBC News correspondents reporting from Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.