NPR News captures the national memorial ceremonies from ground zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, with nine hours of live coverage hosted by Weekend Edition host Audie Cornish and Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan. The broadcast includes reporting and reflections from the NPR journalists who covered the events ten years ago, correspondents based around the country and world, and remembrances and thoughts from listeners.You can also listen on Weekend Edition Saturday and All Things Considered on Sunday to hear reaction and reflection from Arizonans. Nick Blumberg of KJZZ's Changing America Desk has been curating your responses from the Public Insight Network.
5 – 11 a.m.
Audie Cornish guides listeners through the day's events, joined by NPR reporters around the country and the world: Robert Siegel at the World Trade Center site in New York; Tom Gjelten, who was at the Pentagon when the plane hit 10 years ago; John Ydstie in Shanksville; Montagne and correspondent Quil Lawrence in Kabul; foreign correspondent Kelly McEvers in Baghdad; and others. NPR will air the names of the victims as they are read in each location.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Neal Conan invites listeners to share their memories and reflections as he continues NPR's special coverage. Each hour will have a singular focus, beginning with the nation's collective experience on 9/11, and accounts from eyewitnesses; followed by a discussion of the decisions the nation's leaders and every American made on that day; and closing with a reflection on America 'then,' and how things have changed 'now.' Conan will also be joined by NPR commentator Ted Koppel, newsmakers and thought-leaders, and first responders.