Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of four coordinated terrorist attacks when two hijacked planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York, one hit the Pentagon and another crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
New York stations will remember September 11, 2001 by televising the Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial site in Manhattan where the Twin Towers once stood, which includes reading the names of the 2,606 people who lost their lives that day.
NBC-owned WNBC will start coverage of the ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and go until 12:30.
WABC will start its coverage at 8:25 a.m. and go until 12:30 p.m. The regular weekend morning anchors Michelle Charlesworth and Rob Nelson will host. The ABC-owned station also has a web page devoted to the anniversary.
CBS-owned WCBS will cover the ceremony from 8:30 a.m. until Noon. CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation will move over to sister station WLNY. The memorial coverage will be anchored by Andrea Grymes and Cindy Hsu with reports by Dick Brennan, Kristine Johnson, Lou Young and others.
“Their reports will air in our newscasts leading up to CBS 2’s live coverage of the ceremonies at ground zero,” a WCBS spokesperson told TVSpy. “We are also streaming the ceremonies live on cbsnewyork.com and on Facebook.com/CBSNewYork.”
WNYW will start its special coverage at 8 a.m. and go until Noon. Good Day New York anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly will host.
Tribune’s WPIX will air the ceremony live from 7 a.m. until Noon.
Here’s an interview from a man who survived the attacks ten years after.
Here’s video from WABC about the attack: