Big Apple Stations Tune to 9/11 Ceremony


Learning lesson from the past, all the New York stations will cover the events taking place around the 9/11 day of remembrance.  

All station's will cover the city’s most somber annual ceremony: the reading of the names of Sept. 11 victims in downtown Manhattan.

The NY Daily News says that New York 1 and Ch. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11 will cover much or all of the ceremony, in which families read the names.

The event starts with a moment of silence at 8:46, when the first tower was hit, and include three more moments of silence for the attack on the second tower and the two collapses.

Coverage will begin between 8 and 8:45 a.m., depending on the station, and run until around noon. Some channels intersperse other memorial coverage with the name reading.

National and cable news outlets also plan memorial coverage, though usually in shorter form. NBC’s “Today” took some flak last year for staying with a Kris Jenner interview rather than covering the start of ceremonies.

We're betting they won't make that mistake again this year.