20 years since September 11: media plan special coverage to commemorate deadly attacks



“All you could do for people was cover up the stories of loved ones who were lost. They wanted people to know about this person they loved so much because they had nothing to show. No body. Nothing.”

That’s what MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski told Elle magazine this week about the September 11 terrorist attacks. And that remains as true today as it was in the immediate wake of the horror that unfolded that day. To that end, as America nears the 20th anniversary of the attacks, news outlets are putting in place special coverage plans to ensure people never forget one of the darkest days in human history. United States.

From this weekend and until the next, the networks will start broadcasting documentaries. Streamers will post special offers. And online and in print, the media will publish stories remembering those who were lost, telling the stories of heroes who served their country and their communities, and describing how the attacks that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 lives changed society forever …

>> Sunday September 5: Photographer Richard Drew will speak with John Dickerson on “CBS This Morning” about the photo he took of a man falling from the World Trade Center. At 8 p.m. ET, CNN Films will air “9/11,” followed by a 10 p.m. special hosted by Victor Blackwell. Bill Hemmer will host a 10pm Fox special called “Lost Calls of 9/11 …”

>> Wednesday September 8: NY1 will air “Twenty Years Later: Remembering September 11” at 8pm. It will be hosted by Pat Kiernan from 9/11 Memorial Plaza …

>> Thursday September 9: CNN will be hosting a special “CITIZEN BY CNN” virtual event at 12 noon. Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Jim Sciutto and Clarissa Ward will discuss September 11 and its aftermath in Afghanistan. The MLB Network will air “Remembering the Game for New York” at 10pm. Discovery + will make Jon Stewart’s documentary available to stream …

>> Friday September 10: “Morning Joe” will air from Ground Zero and “Fox & Friends” will have Pete Hegseth in lower Manhattan. David Muir will broadcast “World News Tonight” from Ground Zero. Norah O’Donnell will interview Condoleezza Rice on the “CBS Evening News”. Lester Holt will anchor a special “Dateline” at 10pm …

>> Saturday September 11: The networks will broadcast special programming throughout the morning, providing live coverage as the country marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks. On NY1, six senior journalists who covered the attacks will reflect on their experiences after covering the ceremony. Fox’s “The Five” will air a special episode live from Citi Field ahead of the Mets vs. Yankees game. Jake Tapper will host a special, “Shine a Light” at 7pm …
>> Sunday September 12: The premiere of the 54th season of “60 Minutes” will be “dedicated to the heroism of September 11”. CNN will air “America’s Longest War,” anchored by Jake Tapper, at 9 pm. “Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11” will air on MSNBC at 10pm …

Special podcasts

>> Garrett Graf’s “Long Shadow” examines “the questions that persist two decades later and the lingering mysteries that still surround 9/11 …”
>> Aimy Gaines’ “Weight of Dust” tells the story of his father Scott Gaines, who was a 9/11 first responder, who believed that when he retired “he had escaped the consequences unharmed … ”
>> In Michael Morell’s “Intelligence Matters”, the former acting CIA director speaks with intelligence officials “as they reflect on their lives, careers and the vital roles they play in it. development of national security policies … ”
>> Latif Nasser “L’Autre Latif” features the RadioLab host discovering that he “shares his name with another man: Abdul Latif Nasser, detained 244 at Guantanamo Bay”. The discovery leads him to an “investigation of several years …”

“The ripple effects have changed our lives”

The September 5 issue of the Washington Post Magazine highlights the various ways September 11 changed American life. The magazine invited 23 writers and five artists to write about the “less obvious” consequences the attacks have wrought in the United States and around the world. “September 11th changed the world in demonstrable, massive and heartbreaking ways,” the magazine said. “But the ripple effects have also changed our lives in subtle and often overlooked ways …”


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