Stations Plan for 9/11 Anniversary Coverage

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By Jerry Barmash Comment

As the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, TV stations are ready to commemorate the tragedy.

WCBS

Channel 2 will show the events, live from Ground Zero, beginning at 8:27 a.m. The station will remain on the air, commercial-free, until the start of the U.S. Open.

WNBC

Channel 4 is airing the complete list of the names of those who died.

WNYW/WWOR

Led by anchors Greg Kelly, Rosanna Scotto and Harry Martin, they will be reporting live from Ground Zero starting at 8 a.m.

The ceremony will be simulcast on WWOR/My9.

Both channels will take the full coverage, followed by a wrap-up.

Update:During tomorrow’s special coverage, WNYW will have interviews with Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and several victims’ families.

WABC and WPIX schedule follows the jump.


WABC

Live updates begin during the 6 a.m. Saturday morning edition of Eyewitness News.

At 8:25 a.m. Bill Ritter and Liz Cho anchor continuous coverage until the events conclude (usually between noon and 1 p.m.).

Additionally, Channel 7 has two reporters on the scene from Ground Zero, and a reporter at the commemorative service in Shanksville, PA., where the First Lady and Laura Bush are expected to be in attendance.

WPIX

Channel 11 will take the complete reading of the names. Reporter James Ford will be live in Brooklyn to offer another perspective on the solemn day.

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