U.S. broadcaster CBS has picked up 9/11: 10 Years Later, an update of the critically acclaimed doc 9/11, which it will air as a special presentation next month on September 11, four days after its premiere on National Geographic Channel.
The pickup comes as CBS’s News division is planning a range of coverage to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, with The Early Show, CBS Evening News, Face The Nation and 60 Minutes all planning features on the event. There will also be multi-platform coverage on CBS Radio News, CBSNews.com and CBS Newspath.
On September 11, the broadcaster will dedicate six hours of coverage to mark the day, led by a CBS News Special entitled 9/11: America Remembers. The special will be anchored by Scott Pelley live from Ground Zero, beginning at 8 a.m. EST.
In addition, 60 Minutes (7-8 p.m. EST) will devote its entire broadcast to 9/11 coverage, which will be followed by Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon’s presentation of 9/11: 10 Years Later, which airs 8-10 p.m. EST. As previously reported, the doc is also set to air on Nat Geo in the UK as part of the cable channel’s 9/11 coverage.
Preceding the on-the-day coverage, on September 9 CBS News’ The Early Show and the CBS Evening News will also broadcast live from Ground Zero in NYC.