9/11 Special Programming to Watch This Weekend


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TODAY

Daytime

GMA3: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (ABC) Amy Robach and TJ Holmes anchor live from Ground Zero, along with a panel discussion of Islamophobia two survivors who met and became friends for life.

THE VIEW (ABC) The panel reflects on that morning 20 years ago, and how it felt from their New York City studio as the tragedy unfolded.

CBS MORNINGS (CBS) Special 9/11-related coverage continues.

MORNING JOE (MSNBC) Mike Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough kick off special coverage with co-hosts Willie Geist and Stephanie Ruhle at Ground Zero. Hallie Jackson takes over from Washington DC, followed by Craig Melvin from Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS (MSNBC) Mitchell talks to those at the center of America’s 9/11 response, including NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly, former FDNY commissioner Thomas Von Essen, and former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.

TODAY (NBC) Savannah Guthrie interviews kids carrying on the legacy of their first responder parents lost on 9/11. Jenna Bush Hager speaks with children who attended “America’s Camp” in the wake of the tragedy.

Prime Time

WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR (ABC) Muir interviews survivors and heroes of the attacks, leading up to the evening’s broadcast from Ground Zero.

20/20 SPECIALS (ABC) David Muir reports on how 9/11 changed the world forever. Diane Sawyer speaks to children of nearly 40 families who lost fathers in the attacks.

CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL (CBS) O’Donnell continues marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks with special coverage, including a conversation with Air National Guard fighter pilots.

THE CIA: RACE AGAINST TIME – THE TRUE STORY OF THE CIA AND 9/11 (CBS) This two-hour documentary traces the CIA’s efforts to stop the attacks and track down Osama Bin Laden, featuring first-person accounts from top CIA officials.

I CAN HEAR YOU: PRESIDENT BUSH AT GROUND ZERO (FOX NEWS) Matha MacCallum hosts this Fox Nation documentary about then-President George Bush’s visit to Ground Zero and his landmark speech.

9/11: THE LEGACY (HISTORY) This one-hour documentary tells the stories of children and parents present on 9/11, both those lost and survivors.

DATELINE (NBC) Lester Holt anchors a special episode featuring interviews with family members of Flight 93’s passengers and crew members, including some of their children meeting for the first time.

TOMORROW

Daytime

SPECIAL NOTE: The program at Ground Zero will commence at 8:30am ET, and the first moment of silence will be observed at 8:46am. The commemoration is expected to conclude at about 1pm. Then, at sundown, the annual Tribute in Light will illuminate the sky above Ground Zero.

9/11 TWENTY YEARS LATER: AMERICA REMEMBERS (ABC) “World News Tonight” David Muir and “GMA” Robin Roberts lead live coverage of events from Lower Manhattan, Washington DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, including ceremonies at Ground Zero, The Pentagon, and more.

9/11: TWENTY YEARS LATER (CBS) Norah O’Donnell anchors a live special report from Gound Zero, joined by correspondents in Lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

CBS THIS MORNING: SATURAY (CBS) Special coverage from the sites of the three attacks, including interviews with survivors, General Raymond Thomas, musician Elvis Perkins, who lost his mother on 9/11.

C-SPAN (CNN) Live coverage of remembrance ceremonies and events, including appearances by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and reflections by dozens fo House members.

9/11 SPECIAL PROGRAMMING (FOX NEWS) Fox News will air the moments of silence corresponding, while Fox & Friends Weekend, America’s Newsroom, Cavuto Live and Fox News Live broadcast from Lower Manhattan.

TODAY (NBC) Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb anchor a special edition of the show.

NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT (NBC) Guthrie and Kotb are joined by Lester Holt as their coverage from New York City, DC, and Shanksville continues.

GROUND ZERO COMMEMORATION CEREMONY (MSNBC) Alex Witt, Lindsey Reiser, and Kendis Gibson anchor special live coverage from Ground Zero, including the Ground Zero commemoration ceremony. Hallie Jackson and Andrea Mitchell host additional coverage from Washington DC, and then Nicolle Wallace and Brian Williams pick things back up from Ground Zero.

Prime Time

FRONT ROW TO HISTORY: THE 9/11 CLASSROOM (CNN) Victor Blackwell hosts this CNN Special Report about the moment President George W Bush was told about the second plane hitting the World Trade Center while sitting before a class of 2nd grade students in Florida, including interviews with some of the students and teachers.

SHINE A LIGHT (CNN) Jake Tapper hosts a commercial-free interview with young adults who lost parents on 9/11, along with profiles of some of the first responders. The 9/11 Day-produced special event will also feature appearances by Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and musical guests H.E.R., Maroon 5, Brad Paisley and Common.

9/11 (CNN) Denis Leary introduces an updated version of the Naudet brothers’ Emmy-winning 2002 documentary from inside the Towers during the tragedy.

THE FIVE (Fox News) The Fox News roundtable airs live from Citi Field ahead of the MLB’s New York Mets versus New York Yankees game, featuring former Mets manager Bobby Valentine and retired Mets player Mike Piazza.

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS (NBC) Lester Holt rounds out NBC’s programming from Ground Zero.

SUNDAY

Daytime

CBS SUNDAY MORNING (CBS) John Dickerson interviews Chris Wallace about the Fox News host’s new book abut the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, along with a special Ground Zero report on how search and rescue dogs are trained.

FACE THE NATION (CBS) Margaret Brennan hosts interviews and original reporting marking the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.

Prime Time

60 MINUTES (CBS) The new season kicks off with an hour dedicated to 9/11, including conversations with FDNY members who were at Ground Zero.

AMERICA'S LONGEST WAR: WHAT WENT WRONG IN AFGHANISTAN (CNN) Jake Tapper speaks with generals who led US forces in Afghanistan over two decades, including McChrystal, Petraeus, Allen, McKiernan, McNeill, Eikenberry and Lieutenant General Barno, as well as veterans and a former Afghan ambassador to the US.


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