Friday, August 19, 2011

Programming note: MSNBC to go with 3 hours live coverage on 11 September with America Remembers; announces more special 9/11 programming.

MSNBC (TopTV 410) just announced that to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terror attack on 11 September 2001, the American news channel will go with 3 hours live coverage of the special 9/11 memorial services on 11 September it's calling America Remembers.

MSNBC will do live coverage from New York, Washington DC and Shanksville which will be shown from 14:00 (South African time) on Sunday, 11 September until 17:00.

Brian Williams will present from Ground Zero, David Gregory will be at the Pentagon and Lester Holt will be in New York. The 3 hour program will revisit the original 2001 broadcast of the attacks and also hear from a number of those who've lost family members that day.

Meanwhile the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (weeknights at 00:30 South Africa time, CNBC Africa, DStv 410) will do special editions of the nightly American news bulletin from Ground Zero from Friday 9 September.

MSNBC announced more special 9/11 programming:

Day of Destruction - Decade of War on Friday morning 2 September at 03:00 (South African time) is a special documentary with Richard Engel and Rachel Maddow taking a broader look at the decade since 11 September 2001 and will look at how America responded to the attacks and how the country has changed. This documentary will be repeated on 9, 10 and 11 September.

On Native Soil on Saturday 10 September at 21:00 (South African time) looks at the 9/11 Commission hearings. This documentary with new details about the witnesses who've testified, is narrated by Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank.

In Our Own Words on Monday morning, 12 September at 02:00 (South African time) is a must-see, unique documentary in which NBC News anchors and correspondents recall their personal memories of reporting live the morning of 11 September 2001 weaving together live footage of that morning with present-day interviews.

ALSO READ: 10th anniversary of 9/11 commemorated in September on the National Geographic Channel with several documentaries.
ALSO READ: A special 3 part series, The 9/11 Decade, coming to Al Jazeera to mark a decade since the attacks of 11 September 2001.
ALSO READ: The captivating 6 part documentary series, The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, to start on Discovery Channel on 11 September at 20:55.