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

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Eyewitness News at 11 began after midnight 19 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 Meteorologist Sam Champion forecasted as "sunny and pleasant."

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