Ground Zero ceremony will air live on several channels

By David Hinckley New York Daily News

Television may be slowly scaling back on its September 11 anniversary coverage, but it hasn’t forgotten.

Thursday’s Ground Zero ceremonies, including the reading of the names, will be carried live on New York 1, which starts its coverage at 6 a.m.

The ceremonies will air live on Ch. 5/WNYW and Ch. 9/WWOR, 8 a.m.-noon;on Ch. 2/WCBS and Ch. 55/WLNY, 8:30 a.m.-noon, and on Ch. 11/WPIX, 9 a.m.-noon.

The Fox News Channel will present a special, “9/11: 13 Years Later,” throughout the day, starting with “Fox and Friends” at 6 a.m.

Fox News will also have live coverage of ceremonies around the country, with Rick Leventhal at Ground Zero and Jennifer Griffin at the Pentagon.

MSNBC will rerun the original “Today” show from September 11, 2001, on Thursday, 8:53 a.m.-noon.

CNN will rerun the 2011 special “Terror in the Dust,” hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, at 9 a.m. and noon.

In prime time, the Smithsonian Channel will carry the documentary “9/11: The Day That Changed the World,” Thursday night at 8 and again at 11 p.m.

Smithsonian will also air “Crowning New York,” a documentary on how 1 World Trade Center restored a soaring presence to the New York skyline, at 10 p.m.

The History channel will present “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” at 6 p.m. and rerun “9/11: 102 Minutes That Changed America” at 9 p.m.

History will also carry “Hotel Ground Zero” at 8 p.m. and “The Man Who Predicted 9/11” at 11 p.m.

All the major broadcast networks will be marking the day, too, including coverage on morning shows like “Today” and “Good Morning America” and the evening newscasts.

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