CBS NEWS LIVE COVERAGE (7:00 A.M E.T - 12:00 P.M E.T) (9-11-2001)

  • Published on Sep 4, 2021
  • From Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 CBS NEWS Live coverage of the 9/11 attacks.
    Coverage starts at 7:00 A.M E.T with the CBS NEWS Early show.
    - Than at 8:45:00 A.M E.T/@ 1:45:00 Realtime compilation of footage of the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 crashing into the North Tower of The World Trade Center.
    - CBS NEWS Bryant Gumbel breaks in with a Special Report at 8:52:16 A.M E.T/ @ 1:52:16
    - United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South tower at 9:03:01 E.T/ @ 2:03:01
    - Remarks by President George W. Bush at 9:30:00 E.T / @ 2:30:00
    - American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon at 9:37:46 A.M E.T/ @ 2:37:46
    - First live pictures of the Pentagon on fire at 9:42:48 A.M E.T/ @ 2:42:48
    - World Trade Center South Tower collapses at 9:59:01 A.M E.T/ @ 2:59:01
    - CBS NEWS Dan Rather takes over coverage at 10:00:05 A.M E.T / @ 3:00:05
    - United Airlines Flight 93 crashes into a field in Shankesville P.A at 10:03:01 A.M E.T / @ 3:03:01
    - World Trade Center North Tower Collapses at 10:28:23 A.M E.T/ @ 3:28:23
    In memory of the 2,977 innocent lives lost that day.

Comments • 430

  • WarRocketAjax

    Thanks for including the hour and 45 minutes before since I think it's important to show what things were like before 9/11. Brings back a lot of memories for me.

  • River the crybaby

    Hearing the reporters say casually “it’s September 11 2001” with no worry whatsoever is chilling. Soon enough the day would be one of the most infamous dates in the USA.

  • Tanya Oxendine-Hidalgo

    I cannot believe it's been 20 years. Watching the coverage this year has just brought me back to being in middle school and witnessing this. I feel this knot in my chest from setting this, but I think it's so important that we all revisit this and remember the humanity and the tragedy of this day.

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  • Dan Hanna
    Dan Hanna  +91

    In three days, it will be twenty years since this horrific day occurred. I'm sure all of us of a certain age know where we were when this happened, just like the previous generations knew where they were when Pearl Harbor happened and when JFK was assassinated. Surreal. No matter how many times you watch this footage of what happened, it's still a gut punch. And knowing it's going to happen when you watch it again, doesn't make it any easier. Rest in Peace to the 2,977 innocent lives taken that day.

  • Albert Owen

    20+ years later, still very surreal to watch this all unfold. Dannotch, thank you for posting this. Still leaves me numbed and stunned to this very day.

  • Chris Brewer

    This is still as horrifying to me today as it was 20 years ago. God bless the memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001. And God help us all in these times today.

  • Mark Noonan

    Firstly thank you for the CBS coverage of this horrible day(being from Ireland we saw whatever coverage our channels could get) I’ve watched your previous other news channels uploads and it’s still surreal to see the towers being hit and collapsing. And to those saying why didn’t the news anchors not instantly see what we know was happening, as someone who was 16 when the attacks happened you need to remember that this was something nobody believed could or would ever happen.

  • gokev1
    gokev1  +97

    For those criticizing the anchors here. We have the luxury of TWENTY YEARS of information and now know EXACTLY what happened that day. gets frustrating listening to them trying to confirm what we KNOW as FACT two decades later… but that frustration is probably a function of our hindsight.

  • Joystickonomics

    It’s been twenty years since this tragedy took place. I wasn’t even alive when this happened but I wish for those who have died to rest in peace, some or most of them were law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, and even people who were just doing their job on a daily basis. Terrorists may have attacked us but they’ve failed to attack our freedom and our prosperity. Due to the events of this tragedy, the War on Terror takes place in the Middle East and its just crazy to think how its been ongoing until now (since the Afghanistan war ended). This event, we shall not forget and we will definitely pass the story of this unfortunate tragedy down for generations to come. God bless the United States.

  • Eugene Bell

    20 years later and it’s surreal knowing that while the news was showing “normal life” for everyone else, the passengers aboard those planes were already experiencing 9/11…its so sad thinking about that and everything surrounding this tragic day.

  • Christopher Mcdavit

    5 days away from the 20TH anniversary of these terrible attacks. R.I.P. to the 2,977 innocent people who died. I was 2 years old when these tragic events happened. Thanks for the video

  • diavolo
    diavolo  +18

    The one lady on the phone when the second plane hit was amazingly calm.

    VAARD  +8

    That Band of Brothers ad brings so much memories of the greatest series ever. To those victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, may you rest in peace. Prayers go out to the families as well.

  • Lamond Ridgeway

    Remembering and honoring the lives we lost 20 years ago today September 11h 2021.🕊

  • AtomicPunk23

    I was able to watch this in sync with the CNN live footage. Having both running at once was just numbing. Each camera catches a different angle, both paused for the president's address, both newscasters babbled through each explosion and then stopped to play the tape over and over, then both were stunned and silenced at the total collapse of the last tower. "No words", said both of them. 😢

  • Janice Wolk

    Dan Rather - class act reporting…. One of the best!

  • rountreeeightyfive

    It blows my mind that so many newscasters didn’t realize the first tower collapsed until like 5 minutes later.

  • CoasterMan13 Official

    Damn. 20 years. I don't know what to say. This day is still fresh on our minds.

  • Namir Manasiya

    I can't begin to believe it has been 20 years since that dreadful, ghastly, and awful attack on America occurred. I wasn't born on the day of the attacks, but for the months, years, and days onward, it has been an especially gloomy, disheartening, disgraceful, and dark day for me and the rest of America. May we