Posted by: Christine Johnson | September 10, 2006

Something to Watch on September 11

I did not see the events that day as they unfolded. I was working part-time as an interpreter at a college, and when the planes hit the towers, I was driving to work. I tuned into WDBO at 9:04 a.m. Though the student I was interpreting for invited me to her dorm to watch the news with her (the first class of the morning had been cancelled, which is what would happen again and again until, finally, the campus was closed just after lunch time), I declined and sat in my car listening to the radio. I’ll post more on what my day was like in another post, though.

What I wanted to tell you is that CNN will be doing something interesting that day. If you can handle it, CNN Pipeline will offer a free real-time stream of 9/11/01. Here’s a bit of the article at that link:

As part of its coverage of the fifth anniversary of 9/11, CNN Pipeline will stream CNN’s television coverage of September 11, 2001, in real time, as the events of the day unfolded.

The free replay on Monday will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York.

Monday’s live stream of CNN’s coverage of 9/11/01 is the first in an occasional series of historical days that CNN Pipeline plans to present.

In addition, CNN.com will offer comprehensive coverage of the anniversary, including a multimedia look at how life has changed since the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, and stories and images from users on the how the attacks have changed their lives.

“In many ways and to many people, it was the day that changed everything,” said David Payne, senior vice president and general manager of CNN.com. “And while difficult, for many of us it is important to remember the emotion of that day.

“Also, many people, like those on the West Coast, woke up to find their lives forever changed — and they didn’t even witness the events of that morning as they played out. On this September 11, as we reflect on what has happened to our nation and our world, it is important to remember, but even more important not to forget.”

CNN Pipeline gives users exclusive access to CNN.com video archives and provides four live unfiltered video streams. On Monday, the September 11, 2001 replay will run in Pipe 4, one of the four feeds. In an effort to be sensitive to those who may not want to view the images, the feed will include a viewer discretion warning, and the user will need to click specifically on the Pipe to be able to watch the video.

The Pipeline is at this link.

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