September 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm #176575
Today (September 11th, 2017) is the sixteenth anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in American history (and maybe world history): Two passengers jets were intentionally crashed in to the World Trade Center in New York City (one in each building), while a third plane was intentionally crashed into the Pentagon near Washington, and while a fourth plane was hijacked, the passengers overtook the hijackers and tried to land the plane, but it would up crashing near Pittsburgh.
Below are some links to TV coverage as broadcast that day:
ABC News/WJLA-7 Washington (once the Pentagon is under attack, WJLA briefly breaks away from the network a few times for local coverage):
CBS News (portions are an aircheck from WTVF-5 Nashville, via the Vanderbilt University TV News Archives):
Fox News Channel (begins nine minutes before their first flash; at the start of the clip, they had been running a feature segment on the rock group Matchbox Twenty):
NBC News (as rebroadcast on MSNBC on September 11th, 2006, the 5th anniversary of the attack):
WNBC-4 New York (since the World Trade Center was in New York; the station actually broke-in to “The Today Show” a couple of minutes before the network did; and this coverage is almost entirely local):
BBC World News (this is the BBC’s international 24/7 news channel; I would think that the BBC’s domestic TV networks in Britain either mounted their own nonstop coverage or simulcast BBC World News):September 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm #176593
WBRF Galax VA announced they would have a moment of silence at 8:46. I arrived shortly after that, when the station was playing “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. My car’s clock was slow so naturally I assumed someone forgot to push a button, and then I remembered. Since I was out walking during the other events, or inside a library reading newspapers, I didn’t hear whether they observed any of the other events, but they listed the six events of that day shortly after I turned on the radio.September 13, 2017 at 11:42 am #176605
I just watched the first tower fall on the MSNBC broadcast. I’m watching it thirty minutes at a time. I’ve been wanting to see how they covered the events for the past 16 years and I only saw part of the coverage years ago. I didn’t have cable to watch it all as it happened. And we can’t really experience it the way it was because we now know everything that happened.
Even today, hearing Tom Brokaw talk about it makes me uneasy. When it has to be his voice that tells us details, it just makes it seem so much more serious. I don’t think we have a Dan Rather or a Tom Brokaw working in broadcast news with a voice like that. These new people just aren’t the same.September 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm #176610
I would think that the BBC’s domestic TV networks in Britain either mounted their own nonstop coverage or simulcast BBC World News): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01KxvTo_9HA .Looks like BBC1 joined BBC24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsBBQHIOjYI. It’s hard to tell exactly what time they started this coverage. Another show just ended, but BBC often started shows at odd times. It was obviously sometime after 9:03 Eastern/14:03 British Summer Time, since the second plane had already hit.September 17, 2017 at 10:10 am #176652
I suggest renaming this topic “September 11th, 2001: The Aerial Attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia”.September 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm #176666
Mario 500 suggsted:
I suggest renaming this topic “September 11th, 2001: The Aerial Attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia”.
Good idea, but I don’t think the space you use on the Radio Insight.com boards to type-in the title of a new thread has enough spaces to fully write-out that title. Otherwise, I would have written-out a longer thread title.
Thanks for the suggestion!
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