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

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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On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear from the Eyewitness News journalists who were there, in the streets, in the air, and in the newsroom, reporting on the events as the tragedy unfolded, capturing the unforgettable video of that day, and risking their lives to tell the world what was happening.



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