As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, C-SPAN begins a week of programming looking back at that day and hearing from those affected by the terrorist attacks.
This week American History TV (which airs evenings on C-SPAN3) has Oral History interviews with people who were at the White House, U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon – and in the skies above Washington on 9/11.
And on the anniversary weekend, Saturday we'll be LIVE at 12:30pm ET from Pennsylvania, with the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial; Sunday we'll be LIVE starting at 8:30am ET on all the C-SPAN networks with memorial ceremonies from New York, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania.
Here's the complete lineup for the week:
C-SPAN3 American History TV Oral Histories:
Former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters and Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Mary Matalin – former aide to Dick Cheney
John Jester, the Pentagon’s Chief of Defense Protective Services on 9-11,and Mary Beth Cahill, chief of staff to Senator Ted Kennedy
Rear Admiral David Thomas, who was in the Pentagon on 9/11 and Major Heather Penney – one of the first F16 pilots scrambled from Andrews Air Force Base on 9-11
Memorial Coverage on C-SPAN Networks:
12:30pm LIVE Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication Ceremony. Dedication of Phase 1 of the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial.
8:30am LIVE - The memorial ceremony at the World Trade Center site. President Obama, former President Bush, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and former Governor George Pataki are all expected to attend
9am LIVE (C-SPAN2) - The Pentagon memorial - Vice President Biden, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and others expected to speak.
9:30am LIVE (C-SPAN3) - memorial the crash site of United Flight 93, a ceremony honoring the people who died there on September 11, 2001.
ALL DAY on C-SPAN - we'll replay all of the memorial ceremonies, bring you archival footage and new C-SPAN interviews, and hear from viewers about their memories and thoughts over the phone, by email, and via Twitter.