Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93. As many remember those lost, the fallen, and those who risked their lives to save others, numerous television shows will bring the world back. A number of different stations will have 9/11 specials and other programming that will bring forth tributes and get others to never forget that day.
A number of different news channels will have ways of paying tribute and honor to 9/11, and it may even vary by local affiliate. In past years, some have played the actual news programming as it happened minute-by-minute from September 11, 2001.
Some of the actual footage and tapes can be very shocking, and such was the case with dozens of 9/11 tapes that were recently released as reported by NBC News. Along with the tapes, a lot of written memories from first responders were also made public.
Two channels that bring forth the most 9/11 television programming each year are The History Channel and Discovery Channel. All times listed below are ET.
The History Channel
7 a.m. – The Day the Towers Fell
8 a.m. – Rebuilding the World Trade Center
10 a.m. – Brad Meltzer’s Lost History: The Ground Zero Flag
11 a.m. – Special Presentation: Ground on 9/11
12 p.m. – Countdown to Ground Zero
1 p.m. – Voices From Inside the Towers
4 p.m. – 9/11 State of Emergency
6 p.m. – Documentary Special: 9/11: The Days After
8 p.m. – The Miracle of Stairway B
9 p.m. – 102 Minutes that Changed America
11:03 p.m. – Hotel Ground Zero
A few of these shows will continue on into the night, and 9/11 programming will run through 3 a.m. ET.
9 a.m. – The 9/11 Tapes: Chaos in the Sky
10 a.m. – The 9/11 Surfer
11 a.m. – 9/11 Firehouse
12 p.m. – 9/11 Rescue Cops
Check around on different cable television channels as there are likely to be a number of 9/11-related movies airing as well. Each year, viewers can catch World Trade Center, United 93, and a host of other films that pay tribute to the events that happened that day 14 years ago.
CNN, Fox News, PBS, and National Geographic have also shown some unannounced or unlisted shows and archive footage from 9/11 in past years. If you’re flipping through the channels, you’re bound to see a few shows here and there that weren’t even on the schedule.
Check your local listings for more 9/11 television programming, but there will be a lot of it on the fourteenth anniversary of 9/11. Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to watch, hear, and go through all over again, but there are many shows that pay great tributes to those that are gone and those that helped.
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