9/11 -- St. Petersburg Times Special Report

Sunday, Sept. 1
  • Florida: Terror's launching pad
  • The 19 plotters and their day of terror
  • Remembering

    Monday, Sept. 2
  • When tragedy meets capitalism
  • '9/11 fatigue' is natural, mental health experts say

    Tuesday, Sept. 3
  • Coping as a kid
  • Eric Deggans: 9/11 documentary asks troubling questions about religion
  • Sept. 11 photograph exhibit opens

    Wednesday, Sept. 4
  • Millions in new funding don't guarantee security
  • Donations to local charities slow in months after attacks
  • Sept. 11 donations swamp charities
  • Bush to visit three attack sites on 9/11

    Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Attack anniversary is living history lesson
  • Trading fallback system improved
  • Future of site still beset by debate

    Friday, Sept. 6
  • Senate approves plan to allow armed pilots
  • Dream job becoming demoralizing
  • New plane doors would withstand gunfire
  • What ever happened to ... Those patriotic paint jobs?
  • The other 911
  • Consolidated for the cause

    Saturday, Sept. 7
  • In chaos, TIA tower controlled 9/11 skies
  • Congress, N.Y. reaffirm solidarity
  • Traveling can be nicer in rougher countries
  • For TIA workers, 'normal' not what it used to be
  • Airlines don't see relief over horizon
  • Terror only one blow to tourism
  • A year later, it's the home fires that burn brightly
  • Flying the flag

    Sunday, Sept. 8
  • 125 Cedar Street
  • The drama in Sarasota
  • Cautious, yes, but still traveling
  • As security increases, fervor fades
  • Rising risks
  • Finding lessons in rubble of tragedy
  • Public loss, private grief
  • Duty calls; he goes; they wait
  • Riled residents show true colors
  • Keeping her distance
  • Which way leads up?
  • For the record
  • 45 Questions
  • A lexicon of terror, post-9/11
  • Before attacks, this was the news
  • Other events on Sept. 11
  • Voice mail delivers, retains final words
  • Keeping us rolling
  • 9.11
  • How we'll view it

    Monday, Sept. 9
  • The residue of terror
  • Patriotism is more than emotion
  • What ever happened to . . .: Our religious fervor?
  • The nightmares return
  • Life has the right-of-way
  • Free to disagree
  • 'Time has not healed the pain'
  • Deputies to step up patrol for anniversary
  • Security upgrade since 9/11 slow, steady
  • Enthusiasm for PHCC's security classes dissipates
  • Teachers untangle Sept. 11 lessons
  • A bumpy year for business
  • The man who would have led Afghanistan
  • People who made the headlines

    Tuesday, Sept. 10
  • Multitude to gather to wave U.S. flags
  • Pictures evoke profound feelings
  • Attacks haven't boosted sales of cell phones
  • Schools discover ways to reflect on attacks
  • Flags still wave, but sales fall from peak
  • Three fathers lost
  • Telemarketers easing up on 9/11
  • Nuclear plant adds security layers to prevent terrorism
  • Cough, stress hinder emergency workers
  • Families of missing sit in limbo
  • Places of importance after the attacks

    Wednesday, Sept. 11
  • Remembrance and renewal
  • Flags Along the Bayshore: Tampa Remembers 9/11
  • Ways of remembering
  • A piece of paper . a blue and white truck
  • Is America ready for another attack?
  • Nation to honor victims in silence
  • Poll: Compassion remains
  • The war so far
  • Terror update
  • Attack on Iraq would test headquarters at MacDill
  • 09-11-01 Perspectives
  • Those who died in the attacks
  • Myriad rescue agencies trust their link won't fail
  • Photo gallery
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    Thursday, Sept. 12
  • Emotional service honors those who died selflessly
  • Elements of pride
  • Echo of 9/11 empties airport
  • A day full of tributes, flags and questions
  • Prayer, fellowship pull many through agonizing anniversary
  • Tributes great and small
  • Children in a changed world pause to reflect
  • Citrus recalls 9/11 with its heart
  • Marking the imponderable
  • Ministers assure that God was there that sorrowful day
  • Chime recalls a nation's losses
  • For law officers, day passes quietly
  • Residents gather to heal, remember
  • In big and small ways, our community pays tribute
  • Cities somberly mark Sept. 11
  • Patriotic display greets drivers
  • Day of grief, resolve
  • At county schools, remembrance resounds
  • Travel lags on attacks' anniversary
  • They were us
  • Americans worldwide cautious on anniversary
  • Radical Muslims discuss 'positive outcomes' of Sept. 11
  • Amid grief, Bush gives warning

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    Tune in for almost endless TV specials and tributes, as the towers fall again and again and again.

    By ERIC DEGGANS, Times TV Critic

    © St. Petersburg Times
    published September 8, 2002

    It may not seem possible, but the volume of television programming planned this week to commemorate the terrorist attacks will likely rival the deluge that filled TV screens one year ago.

    Nearly every broadcast and cable channel with a news division or documentary unit is weighing in. In all, there will be more than 300 hours of specials, documentaries, concert tributes and memorial coverage.

    Most outlets will avoid commercials during memorial services in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, scheduled between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday.

    But no matter how much restraint broadcasters attempt, the sheer volume of programs means viewers likely will see images of the twin towers crumbling again and again.

    NBC's coverage begins Tuesday with a 90-minute edition of Dateline NBC and continues Wednesday with a six-hour version of the Today show, a three-hour town meeting hosted by anchor Tom Brokaw at 1 p.m., an hourlong NBC Nightly News and a two-hour Concert for America (to be taped Monday) airing at 9 p.m.

    CBS snagged the interview "get" of the evening, taping an interview with President George W. Bush in the Oval Office and Air Force One to air during an 8 p.m installment of 60 Minutes II Wednesday (a two-hour edition of parent show 60 Minutes also focuses on 9/11 at 7 tonight). The network's Early Show offers a five-hour edition at 7 a.m. Wednesday, an hourlong CBS Evening News at 6:30 p.m. and a rebroadcast of the documentary 9/11 at 9 p.m.

    ABC's Peter Jennings has his own town hall discussion planned, as a new edition of his Answering Children's Questions special airing on Wednesday. The alphabet network's coverage kicks in at 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the two-hour film Report From Ground Zero, featuring the recollections of firefighters and based on the book by bestselling author Dennis Smith. Expect daylong coverage Wednesday from Good Morning America to World News Tonight, with a break at 5 p.m. for local news and a special edition of Nightline at 11:35 p.m.

    Fox likely will offer network news broadcasts from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, along with a two-hour commercial-free special, 9/11 -- The Day America Changed at 8 p.m. On Tuesday at 10 p.m., PBS presents America Rebuilds, a documentary on efforts to reconstruct the World Trade Center site.

    Also at 8 p.m. Wednesday, PBS will rebroadcast its Frontline documentary, Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero, followed by A Requiem for September, a performance of Verdi's Requiem by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and soloists from Rider University's Westminster Symphonic Choir.

    All cable news channels have daylong stretches of coverage planned Wednesday, with Fox News reconstructing the attacks and examining the hunt for Osama bin Laden. CNN likely will emphasize its hard-news roots in stories from the United States, Afghanistan and elsewhere. MSNBC plans to continue its regular prime-time lineup of shows, with Donahue, Hardball with Chris Matthews and Ashleigh Banfield: On Location all expected to reflect 9/11 themes.

    Elsewhere on cable: Showtime at 8 p.m. Monday presents Reflections From Ground Zero, nine short films by New York University students, hosted by Spike Lee. MTV on Tuesday begins 31 hours of coverage with inspirational music videos and discussions with musicians and viewers about terrorist attacks.

    Discovery Networks (TLC, Travel Channel, Discovery Health) goes commercial-free Wednesday with shows including Discovery Channel's 8 p.m. telecast of Portraits of Grief, victim profiles based on the long-running New York Times series.

    HBO at 8 p.m. Wednesday will rebroadcast its documentary In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01. Sundance Channel at 8 p.m. Wednesday presents 9 Views 9/11, nine short films by New York-area filmmakers.

    -- Material from Times wires was used in this report.

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