Night Before September 11th: WABC's late night newscast hours before the 2001 attacks in NYC

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Monday, September 5, 2022
Night Before 9/11: WABC's late night newscast hours before attacks
Eyewitness News at 11 began after midnight 22 years ago, delayed by Monday Night Football. No one could have predicted what would happen the next day, a day Meteorologist Sam Champion forecasted as "sunny and pleasant."

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Eyewitness News at 11 began after midnight in the early morning hours of September 11, 2001, because it was delayed by Monday Night Football.

Michael Jordan, a wild high school party, and the New York Giants dominated headlines on WABC-TV's newscast.

No one could have predicted what would happen the next day, a day Sam Champion forecasted as "sunny and pleasant."

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