9/11 Anniversary: Networks Plan Moments of Silence, Remembrances

Several networks plan to mark the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Several networks are planning tributes to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Though the observances have become more muted over time — this was most apparent in the eleventh anniversary’s coverage, especially following the tenth anniversary memorials — most networks still have at least a moment of silence planned on Wednesday morning.

Al Jazeera America’s Del Walters will cover the day’s memorial events from New York City from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET.

ABC plans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. ET, the time that the first hijacked flight hit the Twin Towers, during “Good Morning America,” as it has done in previous years.

CBS will cover the anniversary as part of its regularly scheduled broadcasts.

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CNN will have moments of silence for both victims of the 9/11 attacks and those of the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four in 2012. The network plans to cover both anniversaries throughout the day as well.

Fox News’ Rick Leventhal and Eric Shawn will report from Ground Zero during the memorial events. “Fox & Friends” also plans to show a compilation of footage from that day and observe four moments of silence, representing the four hijacked planes. Bret Baier will also anchor that night’s “Special Report” from New York City. FoxNews.com plans to have a live stream of all 9/11 memorial services around the country.

NBC’s “Today” show anchors Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer will observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:45 a.m. ET. Willie Geist will report live from Ground Zero at the beginning of the show and there will be segments honoring the day’s victims and heroes during the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. hours.