9/11/06 Coverage

Today, our thoughts remain with those who lost their lives on 9/11/01, as well as their families and loved ones.

You can find lots of updates on 9/11 news coverage here and here. We’ve also reprinted some of the 9/11/06 news coverage press releases when you click below.




    NPR.org to Complement News Coverage with Interactive Features, Blog, Photos

    Washington, D.C.; September 8, 2006 — NPR News will mark the five year anniversary of the September 11 attacks with in depth coverage beginning today on Morning Edition and through Monday’s anniversary on NPR News programming. The centerpiece of the coverage, produced in collaboration with WNYC New York Public Radio, an NPR Member Station, will be a series of profiles of people from around the country who chose to radically change their lives since the terrorist attacks.

    The profiles include a young New Jersey woman who joined the National Guard and moved to Illinois, a Pakistani businessman who turned his Brooklyn storefront into a community center and a business executive who left his job to start a foundation in honor of his son. These will be featured on the NPR newsmagazines Morning Edition, Day to Day and All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Sunday and All Things Considered Weekend.

    In addition, the NPR daily talk show Talk of the Nation will focus its September 11 edition on how the attacks have affected military men and women; caller participants will include military personnel and their families. The daily news information program News & Notes will hear from a Professor of Exposure Science on the environmental impact of the Trade Center disaster, lessons learned and what is still needed to be better prepared for another public health crisis.

    The profiles airing are:

    Today on Morning Edition: WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez profiles a Pakistani businessman who chose to convert his Brooklyn storefront into a community center for his neighbors and, over the last five years, has evolved into a non-profit center hosting legal clinics, English classes, and youth programs.

    All Things Considered Weekend, Saturday, September 9: Rosalie Gattuso’s job at a dental office on Long Island required her to locate dental records for patients lost in the attacks; she chose to change careers and become an emergency medical technician. NPR’s Allison Keyes reports.

    All Things Considered Weekend, Sunday, September 10: Fran Maher was general counsel for United Airlines on 9/11; following the tragedy, she left her corporate job to assume the job of CEO of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, focusing on building the organization’s capacity to survive another unthinkable disaster. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

    Weekend Edition Sunday, September 10: After the attacks, Manhattan resident Patricia Berger turned to atheism and is now a charter member of the New York City Atheists. NPR’s Margot Adler reports.

    Day to Day, Monday September 11: Liesl Marelli was a student at Montclair State University in New Jersey when the country was attacked; instead, she joined the National Guard and moved to Springfield, Illinois, a community she believes is more military friendly for her new career choice. David Schaper reports.

    All Things Considered, Monday September 11: WNYC’s Beth Fertig profiles New York firefighter Steve Marsar, who worked at the World Trade Center on the day of the attacks. Promoted since then within the chain of command, he attributes his ability to cope with the events of that day to his training.

    Other profiles will include Anne Hawke’s profile of Herb Ouida, a former executive vice president of the World Trade Centers Association, who left his job to start a foundation in memory of his son, Todd, a currency trader at Cantor Fitzgerald; Tovia Smith’s profile of Paul and Liz Coolleen, a Manhattan family who relocated to Maine to escape the dangers of a metropolitan area, only to face a new family tragedy that for them put their 9/11 experience into perspective; and Libby Lewis’ profile of Mark Dubowitz, a Canadian venture capitalist who is now helping run a foundation in Washington, DC that seeks to promote moderate Muslim thinkers.

    www.NPR.org will complement the broadcast coverage with extensive visual tools and graphics, including an audio slideshow of those profiled and archived audio form NPR’s coverage of September 11, 2001 and the following days.

    Additionally, NPR is offering NPR Member stations around the country the opportunity to broadcast the audio version of Ted Koppel’s live town meeting hosted by the Discovery Channel. Koppel’s special, focusing on the state of national security and civil liberties in America, will air Sunday evening, September 10. Public radio stations will air the program in several ways. Some will broadcast it live on September 10 from 9:30-11PM (ET). Preceding the town meeting, NPR will set the stage with a 30-minute radio program from 9-9:30PM (ET) examining the evening’s topic, hosted by Talk of the Nation’s Neal Conan and featuring an interview with Koppel. Others are airing a one-hour version of the town meeting during the week of September 11.

    NPR was recognized for its extensive coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton Award, The Overseas Press Club 2001 Lowell Thomas Award, a George Foster Peabody Award, and a National Association of Hispanic Journalists Radio Award.

Fox News:



    Washington, D.C., Managing Editor Brit Hume Leads FOX News Channel Coverage

    Brit Hume will lead Fox News Channel’s (FNC) live coverage of President Bush’s address to the nation beginning Monday, September 11, 2006 at 8:58 PM/ET. Programming will include a post-address panel discussion with Hume, Nina Easton of the Boston Globe, Mort Kondracke of Roll Call, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist, as well as live reports from Chief White House Correspondent Bret Baier.

    FNC’s Shepard Smith will anchor the FOX Broadcasting Network’s coverage beginning at 900 PM/ET, live from Ground Zero, which affiliates have the option of carrying.

    FNC special programming will include:

    8:00-8:57 PM/ET – The O’Reilly Factor
    8:58 PM/ET – Presidential address to the nation and post-address analysis anchored by Brit Hume
    Followed by a live special edition of Hannity & Colmes with a studio audience focusing on the rescue personnel of 9/11
    10:30 PM/ET – On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
    12 AM/ET – Presidential news conference and post analysis with Brit Hume (repeat)
    *all times are approximate



    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

    Viewers react to anniversary events during open-phone segments

    WASHINGTON (September 7, 2006) — C-SPAN announced today the network’s programming schedule for Monday, September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States. A staple of C-SPAN’s coverage will be open phone segments with viewers, asking them to react to the anniversary events much as the network did five years ago on September 11, 2001. C-SPAN is also airing live and taped coverage of memorial services from the site of the attacks in New York and Pennsylvania, and from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

    9/11 Coverage on C-SPAN (all times Eastern)

    7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Washington Journal, C-SPAN’s live morning call-in program, opens its phone lines to viewers throughout the program who will be asked to reflect on the anniversary and comment on the day’s events. No scheduled guests due to event coverage and open phones. C-SPAN’s host will ask callers whether the US has overreacted, whether or not Congress has done enough to protect America, and whether or not the global image of the US has changed. We will also encourage calls from our international viewers.

    8:40 a.m. The White House observes a moment of silence (live)

    9:30 a.m. Live coverage of memorial services at the Pentagon, and in New York and Shanksville, Penn.

    1 p.m. National Press Club address by 9/11 Commission Co-Chairs Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean (live)

    9/11 Coverage on C-SPAN2

    8:50 a.m. C-SPAN2 airs live coverage of events at the World Trade Center in New York, and taped coverage of events from the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn.

    Noon Gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. Senate resumes

    C-SPAN will also air LIVE coverage of President Bush’s prime time address, followed by viewer reactions during an open phone segment. Additional schedule information and related video is available online at www.c-span.org .


    CNN Pipeline Streams CNN’s 9/11 Coverage as It Unfolded Five Years Ago

    CNN.com Anniversary Coverage Features Free Day of CNN Pipeline, Live Reports from Ground Zero

    For the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, CNN Pipeline will replay CNN’s coverage from that day in time with how it happened five years ago. Offered free on Monday, the coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. (ET), minutes before the first news reports of a plane hitting the World Trade Center in New York City.

    Additionally, CNN Pipeline will feature live reports from memorial services in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. CNN.com also will offer online users unrivaled, comprehensive reports, video and audio clips and other elements to show how life in the United States changed over the past five years.

    “No other network has the resources in place to allow a full-scale, unprecedented replay of its original 9/11 coverage in the same time sequence as it actually happened,” said David Payne, senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com. “With the flexibility of CNN Pipeline, we can offer that to our online users, giving them the power to choose more elements of news and information for them to best remember the anniversary.”

    CNN Pipeline includes hundreds of archived video clips of CNN coverage as well as a full, on-going video stream of CNN’s coverage from Sept. 11, 2001. To be sensitive to those online users who do not wish to see the replay, CNN Pipeline requires those who want to see the footage to click on Pipe 4.

    For live reports, CNN Pipeline anchor Richard Lui will report from Ground Zero. CNN Pipeline will also provide video on demand of reports filed by CNN anchors and correspondents around the globe.

    CNN.com’s in-depth special section, which appears at http://www.CNN.com/September11 and launches Wednesday, Sept. 6, includes articles about how life in America changed since the terrorist attacks, a CNNRadio podcast that provides a narrative montage of events starting from the attacks to the start of war in Afghanistan, image galleries from Sept. 11 and from the war in Afghanistan and an image gallery/timeline detailing reconstruction efforts in New York City.

    The special section also includes a memorial to the nearly 3,000 people who died in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania during the terrorist attacks. The September 11 memorial, which appears at http://us.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/index.html, serves as an evolving record of those who died and a place for readers to build a living memorial for them.

    CNN.com continues to solicit “I-Reports,” user-generated text, images, audio and video, for possible use on-air and inclusion on CNN Exchange, a comprehensive user-generated content destination on CNN.com that features user-submitted audio, video and text and also allows users to interact directly with the site’s news reports, commentaries and polls. Viewers can submit material through a “Send Your I-Report” link at CNN.com or by e-mail at ireport@cnn.com.

    CNN.com also includes the companion interactive site to the latest CNN Presents documentary, In the Footsteps of bin Laden. Reported by CNN’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, this unprecedented oral history about the most notorious terrorist of modern times features 21 first-person accounts from the people who knew Osama bin Laden best.

    The site, located at www.CNN.com/binladen, features numerous interactive elements that delve into the history and mystery of Osama bin Laden, peek behind the scenes of In the Footsteps of bin Laden and provide opportunities for users to view video and images and to submit feedback, I-Reports and other content.

    As the first Internet site dedicated to 24-hour news coverage, CNN.com ranks as a leading online news and information site, attracting an average of 23 million unique users each month. Launched in 1995, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide to provide relevant, up-to-the minute news and information. CNN.com features the latest multimedia technologies, from video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information.