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Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

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Understanding 9/11A Television News Archive

The Collection Tuesday
September 11 Wednesday
September 12 Thursday
September 13 Friday
September 14 Saturday
September 15 Sunday
September 16 Monday
September 17 8:01am American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Boston bound for Los Angeles. 8:14am United Airlines Flight 175 takes off from Boston bound for Los Angeles. 8:19am American Flight 11 crew alerts airline to hijacking. 8:21am American Airlines Flight 77 takes off from Washington DC bound for Los Angeles. 8:40am FAA notifies North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Northeast Air Defense Sector about suspected hijacking of American Flight 11. 8:41am United Airlines Flight 93 takes off from Newark bound for San Francisco. 8:43am FAA notifies NORAD about suspected hijacking of United Flight 175. 8:46am American Flight 11 crashes into North Tower of World Trade Center. 8:48am First news reports that American Airlines Flight 11 has crashed into One World Trade Center (North Tower). 8:50am White House Chief of Staff tells US President George W. Bush that a plane has hit the World Trade Center. 8:59am Several people on UA Flight 175 manage to contact authorities and loved ones. 9:03am UA Flight 175 crashes into Two World Trade Center (South Tower). 9:05am President Bush is informed about the second WTC plane crash. 9:08am FAA bans all takeoffs nationwide for flights going to or through New York airspace. 9:12am Flight attendant and passenger on American Flight 77 contact people on the ground to report hijacking. 9:17am FAA closes NYC area airports. 9:21am NYC Port Authority closes all bridges and tunnels in NYC. 9:24am FAA notifies NORAD about suspected hijacking of American Flight 77. 9:31am President Bush calls crashes 'an apparent attack on our country.' 9:32am New York Stock Exchange closed. 9:36am US Vice President Cheney is evacuated to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center. 9:40am American Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon. 9:45am FAA orders all commercial flights grounded. 9:48am U.S. Capitol and White House evacuated. 9:57am UA Flight 93 passengers and crew have contacted authorities and loved ones after hijacking and are believed to have mounted a counterattack. 9:59am Two World Trade Center (South Tower) collapses (note: other sources cite the collapse at 10:03, 10:05, & 10:06). 10:07am United Airlines Flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania (time approximate). 10:15am Portion of the Pentagon collapses. 10:13am United Nations building evacuates. 10:22am State and Justice Departments, and World Bank, evacuated in Washington DC. 10:24am FAA reroutes inbound transatlantic flights to land in Canada. 10:28am One World Trade Center (North Tower) collapses. 10:45am All federal office buildings in Washington DC evacuated. 10:48am Police confirm Pennsylvania plane crash. 10:53am New York's primary elections postponed. 10:54am Israel evacuates diplomatic missions. 10:57am New York Governor George Pataki announces closure of all state government offices. 11:00am Mayor Rudolph Giuliani urges New Yorkers to stay at home and orders an evacuation of the area south of Canal Street 12:04pm Los Angeles International Airport evacuated. 12:15pm US closes some Canada and Mexico border crossings. 1:02pm New York Mayor Giuliani evacuates Manhattan south of Canal Street. 1:04pm President Bush says: 'Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts' (note: other sources cite this at 12:36). 1:27pm State of Emergency declared in Washington DC. 2:30pm FAA announces suspension of US commercial air traffic until noon EST Wednesday 9/12. 2:51pm Navy sends missile destroyers to New York and Washington. 3:07pm President Bush arrives at Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. 4:00pm CNN National Security Correspondent David Ensor reports there are indications that Osama bin Laden is involved in attacks. 4:10pm Seven World Trade Center reported to be on fire. 4:25pm American Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and New York Stock Exchange announce they will be closed Wednesday, 9/12. 4:45pm City of New York announces that 200 firefighters and 78 police officers are missing (note: according to other sources, at 7:45 pm the New York Police Department announced that at least 78 police officers were missing and that as many as half (200) of the first firefighters at the scene had been killed.) 5:25pm Seven World Trade Center building collapses. 5:30pm Explosions reported in Kabul, Afghanistan (note: other sources cite this for 6 pm). 6:40pm Press conference by US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld from the Pentagon. 6:45pm President Bush arrives at the White House (note: other sources say he arrived at 6:54 pm). 8:30pm President Bush addresses the nation. Search warrants obtained for homes and post office boxes in Florida. 8:00am Eastern Daylight Time 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm AZT
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Washington DC WRC
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(CBS) Boston MA WTTG
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