SKY NEWS, Australia’s News Channel, will commemorate the tenth anniversary of one of history’s most unforgettable moments when it remembers the September 11 attacks on the United States with live coverage throughout the day.
From 5.30am AEST on Sunday SKY NEWS First Edition will cross LIVE to New York to see how the city is preparing to mark its darkest day.
SKY NEWS will then present a one hour special edition of Australian Agenda with Peter Van Onselen at 8.30am and 12:30pm AEST. Joining Peter will be former Prime Minister, John Howard, who was in Washington on the day of the attacks. Together they will take a close look at the impact that September 11 has had both on global affairs and politics right here in Australia.
With regular updates throughout the day, SKY NEWS will take viewers LIVE to Canberra at 5pm AEST for Australia’s official September 11 memorial service, attended by US Ambassador Jeff Bleich and Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
From 6pm AEST SKY NEWS Political Editor David Speers and National Affairs Correspondent Celina Edmonds will co-host 9/11+10 featuring LIVE reports from New York and interviews with Australia’s Ambassador to Washington Kim Beazley, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, Attorney General Robert McClelland and Counter Terrorism expert Leah Farrall.
Then from 10pm AEST, SKY NEWS will take you LIVE to ABC America’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos who will anchor 9/11: America Remembers Ten Years Later. They will be joined by respected veteran correspondent Christiane Amanpour to take an in-depth look at the event that has defined a generation.
ABC America coverage will include live reports from the sites of terror attacks in 2001; from the World Trade Centre site in New York, from the Pentagon, and from the site of the crash of Flight 93 near Shanksville in Pennsylvania.