Schedule Of 2016 TV Programming To Commemorate The 15th Anniversary Of 9/11

On Sunday, there will be a number of tributes around the country as that day marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It was that day, a decade and a half ago, that the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Flight 93 were taken over and cemented a permanent place in history. This Sunday, there will be numerous networks that will air movies, 9/11 specials, programming, and even repeats of news reports from that day 15 years ago.

Every year, there are a number of different television stations that will bring forth programming to pay tribute to those that are no longer with us. A lot of programs also honor those who did everything possible to save lives and help out on that day in 2001 and the following months and years.

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There will be many news stations such as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and others that will play some of the actual news footage from September 11, 2001. Sometimes, the footage will be shown in real-time so the events of the day play out at the exact moments they happened.

The History Channel has already started its programming, but the bulk of it will come on Sunday. the 2006 movie United 93 has aired as well as a show of remembrance known as 15 Septembers Later, but much more is to come.

Here is the schedule starting on Saturday night and going through Sunday for The History Channel. All times listed below are ET.

Saturday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

10 p.m. – 9/11: The Days After
12 a.m. – 15 Septembers Later
2:04 a.m. – 9/11: The Days After
7:30 a.m. – The Day The Towers Fell
8:29 a.m. – Hotel Ground Zero
9:30 a.m. – Voices From Inside the Towers
11:30 a.m. – 9/11 State of Emergency
1:30 p.m. – United 93
4 p.m. – 9/11: The Days After
6 p.m. – 15 Septembers Later
8 p.m. – 102 Minutes That Changed America: 15th Anniversary
10:30 p.m. – America’s 9/11 Flag: Rise From The Ashes
11:31 p.m. – 102 Minutes That Changed America: 15th Anniversary
2:01 a.m. – America’s 9/11 Flag: Rise From The Ashes
3:02 a.m. – Ground on 9/11

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The Discovery Channel is another network that will have a lot of 9/11 programming airing on Sunday with some being repeats and others brand new. Its schedule of programs will begin on Sunday morning, but it will only last for three hours. All times below are ET.

9 a.m. – 9/11 Firehouse
10 a.m. – 9/11 Rescue Cops
11 a.m. – The 9/11 Surfer

If you look through your channel listings for Sunday, there will be some local networks airing movies and specials as well. Networks such as Fox News, PBS, and National Geographic also usually air archive footage of 9/11 even if it isn’t shown on the cable listings.

The NFL will have many of its 2016 season-opening games on Sunday, and a number of players have vowed to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and first-responders. As reported by the Daily Caller, New York Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr. and Victor Cruz will wear specially designed cleats to show their love for America.

Numerous other games will have 9/11 tributes during the pre-game ceremonies, National Anthem, and some during the halftime activities.

There will be a lot more to watch on Sunday as the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks arrives, and some people may choose not to relive that day. Others will want to look back on the day that the world changed forever and see how Americans banded together as one. The news footage and some of the films may be hard to see again, but the tributes will be very heartfelt and touching as honor and respect is given to those lost and those who risked their lives.

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