Coverage on Saturday, Sept. 11 from Ground Zero Begins at 7 a.m. ET on NBC News; 5 a.m. ET on MSNBC; 8 a.m. ET on Noticias Telemundo

MSNBC Films & Peacock to Present ‘Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11,’ a Yard 44 & NBC News Studios Production 

Lester Holt to Anchor Special ‘Dateline’ Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. ET, Featuring Interviews with Family Members of Flight 93 Crew & Passengers 

CNBC to Air Special Edition of “The News with Shepard Smith” Live from Lower Manhattan on Friday, Sep. 10 at 7 p.m. ET

PLUS — NBC News NOW to Broadcast Live from Ground Zero on Friday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. ET 

Sept. 2, 2021 – As the country commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, NBCUniversal News Group will honor the lives lost through a series of exclusive and in-depth reports all next week. America Remembers: 20 Years Later will air across NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Noticias Telemundo and Peacock all next week.


  • On Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 a.m. ET, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will anchor a special edition of TODAY from Ground Zero. At 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Nightly NewsLester Holt will anchor an NBC News Special Report alongside Guthrie and Kotb as the nation pauses for moments of silence to commemorate the victims and families of 9/11. The special coverage will also stream on NBC News NOW.
  • Guthrie and Kotb will be joined by TODAY news anchor Craig Melvin from New York; Meet the Press moderator and NBC News senior political director Chuck Todd, NBC News chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell and NBC News chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander from Washington, D.C.; NBC News senior national correspondent Tom Llamas and NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett from Shanksville, Pennsylvania; NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Garrett Haake from Capitol Hill; NBC News White House correspondent Monica Alba from the White House. 
  • Holt will anchor Friday and Saturday’s NBC Nightly News from Ground Zero.
  • On MSNBC, Alex Witt, Lindsey Reiser and Kendis Gibson will anchor live coverage beginning at 5 a.m. ET from Ground Zero. At 8 a.m. ET, MSNBC will air live rolling coverage of the annual commemoration ceremony with anchors Nicolle Wallace and Brian Williams from Ground Zero, Hallie Jackson and Andrea Mitchell from the Pentagon and Geoff Bennett from Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi pick up continuing coverage at 11:30 a.m. ET from Ground Zero. NBC News White House correspondent Mike Memoli will also join live coverage throughout the day from the White House. 
  • Plus, MSNBC will broadcast 9/11/01: The First Night, a re-air of select NBC News coverage as it aired the night of Sept. 11, 2001 from midnight to 5 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept 11. 
  • Díaz-Balart and Loizaga will be joined by senior Washington correspondent Cristina Londono and New York correspondent Karla Amezola and Washington correspondent Javier Vega. It will also feature reports from anchors Julio Vaqueiro and Nacho Lozano and correspondents Rebeka Smyth, Edgar Munoz, Maria Vargas-Pion and others.


  • Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11, a co-production of NBC News Studios and Yard 44, premieres Wednesday, September 8th at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC and will simultaneously begin streaming exclusively on Peacock. The feature documentary, directed by David Belton and Bjørn Johnson, tells the story of Sept. 11 through a unique set of eyewitness testimonies, recorded in a small plywood booth in the months following the attacks. Twenty years later, the eyewitnesses return to the box to share their memories and reflect on America today. Bridging past and present, the film is an emotional portrayal of hope, resilience and how to heal. The film’s encore will air Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. ET on MSNBC, and will be available to stream on demand for free on Peacock. The film will also be presented at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 11. 
  • On Friday, Sept. 10, Lester Holt will anchor a special Dateline at 10 p.m. ET.  The hour-long broadcast will feature interviews with the family members of Flight 93’s passengers and crew members. For the first time some of the children come together as they honor the lives of their parents and the courage that inspired the world.


  • Coverage will include interviews with past administrative officials, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and former NYC Fire Chief Thomas Von Essen. 
  • Chief Joseph Pfeifer, the first FDNY chief on the scene of the World Trade Tower attacks, will sit down for an exclusive interview on TODAY and NBC Nightly News.
  • On TODAY, Guthrie will interview children of fallen 9/11 first responders who became responders themselves to carry on their family legacy. 
  • TODAY anchor Jenna Bush Hager will speak with former attendees of “America’s Camp,” a camp dedicated for children who lost family members on 9/11. She will also spotlight those volunteering at the Intrepid on the anniversary. 
  • NBC News senior national correspondent Kate Snow will have a NBC Nightly News investigation into an organization accused by its members of failing to administer basic aspects of healthcare for 9/11 survivors and first responders. 
  • Throughout the week on NBC Nightly News, Holt will share a series of essays marking the anniversary.
  • As mental health continues to take a toll on members of the military, NBC News senior legal & investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden will report for NBC Nightly News on new solutions to help the next generation of troops and families. 
  • Meet the Press with Chuck Todd will look back at the program’s most consequential interviews following 9/11 that shaped public discourse on the 20-year war on terror — from the aftermath of the world-changing terror attacks to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan just last month.
  • NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel will report on the latest in Afghanistan, ahead of the upcoming On Assignment with Richard Engel MSNBC special Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires.
  • NBC News Pentagon correspondent Courtney Kube will report on the last 20 years of the war in Afghanistan following the attacks on 9/11 that led to the U.S. withdrawal last month. 
  • NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk will highlight the prolonged effort to help give families closure by identifying remains from the attacks.   
  • On Sunday TODAY and NBC Nightly News, NBC News correspondent Rehema Ellis will look at how 9/11 is being taught to kids across the country, including at one elementary school that was just blocks away from the World Trade Center. 
  • NBC News correspondent Gabe Gutierrez will report for Sunday TODAY on the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the collapse of World Trade Center Tower 2. 
  • NBC News correspondent Joe Fryer will look at how the class of 2002 at Stuyvesant High School went on to become police officers, firefighters and doctors. 
  • NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams will report on how security has changed in the two decades since 9/11, including how DHS is now identifying threats on the horizon


  • On Sept. 10, Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist will begin special coverage at 6 a.m. ET. Brzezinski will be anchoring from the Pentagon, Geist will be live from Ground Zero in New York City, and Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will join the conversation to add his insights.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m. ET, Stephanie Ruhle will anchor from Ground Zero. At 10 a.m. ET, Hallie Jackson anchors live on location in Washington, D.C. Craig Melvin will anchor from Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 11 a.m. ET. 
  • At 12 p.m. ET, Andrea Mitchell will anchor a special edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports, featuring a reflection on her reporting in the months following 9/11. Mitchell will be joined by the individuals at the center of America’s response following the attacks, including former NYC police commissioner Ray Kelly, former FDNY commissioner Thomas Von Essen and former White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush Andy Card. Plus, Mitchell will discuss America’s fight with Al Qaeda and the nation’s intelligence operations with retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, 9/11 Commissioners Tom Kean and Jamie Gorelick and FealGood Foundation President John Feal.
  • After the joint premiere of Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 on Sept 8., MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart will moderate a special panel discussion beginning at 11:30 p.m. ET. Guests will include the filmmakers, David Belton and Bjørn Johnson, Claire McCaskill, MSNBC political analyst and former Democratic Senator from Missouri, Paul Reickhoff, a 9/11 First Responder, Iraq War Veteran, and the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Zainab Salbi, the founder of Women for Women International. Additionally, Dr. Jeffrey Gardere, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine will join for a discussion on mental health. 
  • MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee will host a special edition of the Into America podcast. He will report on the largely overlooked and forgotten Black New York City firefighters who lost their lives on Sept. 11,  the legacy they left behind and the ongoing fight to bring equality to the largest fire department in America. 
  • NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian will report from Guantanamo Bay on the pretrial status hearing for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terror attacks. 
  • MSNBC will have exclusive access inside the global network of law enforcement outposts in 15 key cities and Operation Sentry, a law enforcement information sharing network, as the NYPD remains on the hunt to stop the next terrorist attack. 
  • MSNBC anchors Lindsey Reiser and Kendis Gibson will speak with two groups traveling across the country to honor the victims of 9/11. 


  • On Friday, September 10, NBC News NOW Live with Aaron Gilchrist and Morgan Radford will be hosted live from Ground Zero at 12:00 p.m. ET and feature in-depth coverage and first-person perspectives from the people who experienced the tragedy and its aftermath. 
  • NBC News NOW anchor Morgan Radford will interview activists, educators, athletes, and politicians about how Muslim Americans dealt with Islamophobia, hate crimes, and their identity after 9/11.
  • Radford will also spotlight Sal Puglisi, an EMT who decided to become a NYC teacher after 9/11. Puglisi now helps teach a new generation of students looking to become first responders. 
  • NBC News NOW anchor Savannah Sellers will speak to a panel of young adults about how losing a parent to the attacks shaped their lives. At the 9/11 Tribute Museum, she will also sit down with survivors of the attacks and family members who lost loved ones. 
  • NBC News correspondents who covered 9/11 in real time will speak to NBC News NOW about their perspective reporting during the attacks.
  • A group of veterans who joined the Armed Forces after 9/11 and are now suffering from PTSD will sit down for a conversation on NBC News NOW. Additionally, NBC News NOW anchor Aaron Gilchrist will interview an LGBTQ+ wounded warrior who was injured during their tour of duty. 
  • Gilchrist will also interview former New York governor George Pataki, as well as an ambassador at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. 
  • As the U.S. and its allies retreat bloodied and humiliated from Afghanistan, NBC News reporter Saphora Smith will report on which countries are benefiting from the Taliban takeover. 
  • NBC News reporters Jon Allen and Sahil Kapur will look at how 9/11 changed the dynamics of American politics, law and culture for a generation, including how America sees itself and the world.
  • NBC News investigative reporter Dan De Luce will report on how China rose during 20 years of foreign policy focused on the Middle East.
  • NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian will take a deep dive into the argument over whether America won the war on terror. 


  • Throughout the week leading up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, CNBC will air special coverage during its Business Day programming, focusing on Lower Manhattan’s economy over the last 20 years, long-term healthcare for 9/11 survivors and first responders, the impact on travel and the financial toll the attacks had on survivors and families of 9/11 victims. CNBC will also profile family members of first responders and Wall Street employees who entered the same business as the loved ones they lost at a young age on 9/11.
  • CNBC will feature commentary from notable CEOs and political leaders, reflecting on the past 20 years since the 9/11 attacks. 
  • On Friday, Sept. 10, Shepard Smith will anchor live from Lower Manhattan for a special edition of The News with Shepard Smith, featuring impactful interviews and stories that reflect on the significance of 9/11 and how it changed the world forever. It will report on how families of 9/11 were affected, recovered pieces of the towers and where they are now, National 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s project that helps students and educators understand the history of 9/11, and tour FDNY Engine 10, located across the street from the World Trade Center site, the first fire station on site during the 9/11 attacks. 
  • On The News with Shepard Smith and, NBC News investigative and consumer correspondent Vicky Nguyen will look into why the residents of Chinatown are an under-reported sector of NYC residents whose physical and mental health were impacted by the fall of the towers because of where they lived. 
  • retail reporter Lauren Thomas will look at how downtown Manhattan has grown to be home to a vibrant retail scene with a more diverse mix of office tenants and a much bigger residential population that makes the area a 24/7 community rather than a workday neighborhood.
  • airlines reporter Leslie Josephs will dive into how 9/11 changed airlines forever – from DHS to long security lines to baggage fees.
  • The Politics team will explain how and why the United States got into Afghanistan after the attacks on 9/11.


  • Díaz-Balart and Loizaga will be joined by senior Washington correspondent Cristina Londono and New York correspondent Karla Amezola and Washington correspondent Javier Vega. It will also feature reports from anchors Julio Vaqueiro and Nacho Lozano and correspondents Rebeka Smyth, Edgar Munoz, Maria Vargas-Pion and others.
  • The news special will include stories, interviews and first-person perspectives from survivors, first responders and families who lost loved ones that will reflect on the significance of 9/11 and its impact. It will also include powerful first-person accounts from Rico Diaz, a fireman who worked non-stop for four straight days after the attacks, and William Rodriguez, a concierge in World Trade Center Tower 2 who helped rescue survivors. 
  • Noticias Telemundo will also feature special coverage throughout the week on its newscasts and news programs, hoyDía and Al Rojo Vivo. On Friday Sept. 6, Arantxa Loizaga will anchor a special edition of hoyDía  live from New York with reports from the morning news show’s reporters. Al Rojo Vivo anchor Jessica Carrillo will also lead a special edition of the show from New York featuring stories paying tribute to the victims and the survivors.
  • Additional digital content will be available on Noticias Telemundo’s YouTube channel including archive footage from Noticias Telemundo’s 9/11 coverage and previous anniversary specials.  

Peacock Will Feature Special Coverage on The Choice from MSNBC Channel and Original Documentaries For Free

  • Peacock Original daily news shows The Mehdi Hasan Show and Zerlina., as well as The Washington Post’s First Look with Jonathan Capehart, will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Peacock’s exclusive news channel, The Choice from MSNBC.  
  • On September 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET, The Choice from MSNBC will stream the first installment of new series Fireside History with Michael Beschloss: From 9/11 to War. Hosted by NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss, the show unearths stories from the NBC News archives, using historical footage and live interviews that offer viewers real perspective.  
  • The new documentary, Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11, will be available to stream starting Wednesday, Sept. 8 and is presented by Peacock and MSNBC. The film, a Yard 44 and NBC News Studios production, tells the story of 9/11 through moving, personal reflections self-recorded by eyewitnesses. 
  • The film 11th Hour, which stars Salma Hayek Pinault and is based on a true story, is available to stream. Directed by Academy Award® winner Jim Sheridan, the short film focuses on the story of locals grieving and reacting together in Marie José’s bar on 9/11.
  • NBCLX, NBCUniversal Local’s TV and streaming channel available on Peacock, will present 9/11 Then & Now from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12 as part of its daily program LX News. The special coverage, which will include more than 25 stories, will examine the impact 9/11 and its aftermath have had on the American way of life, including healthcare, immigration, foreign policy, patriotism, tech, travel and personal freedoms. NBCLX’s coverage of 9/11 culminates with the live broadcast of the 20th Anniversary Commemoration at Ground Zero on Sept. 11.


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