Chronicle: Remembering 9/11 returns to the hallowed ground in Somerset County, Pa., where “40 brave souls sacrificed everything in our nation’s first blow against foreign terrorism on U.S. soil,” says Jim Parsons, WTAE Pittsburgh’s news director.
“Everyone remembers exactly where they were when they heard the news on 9/11,” says Charles W. Wolfertz III, GM of Hearst ABC affiliate WTAE Pittsburgh. “This Chronicle episode will remind every single one of us of the day America came together despite tragedy. The day when ordinary people became heroes to us all.”
Chronicle: Remembering 9/11, a primetime special Friday night at 8 that returns to the hallowed ground in Somerset County, Pa., where “40 brave souls sacrificed everything in our nation’s first blow against foreign terrorism on U.S. soil,” says Jim Parsons, WTAE’s news director.
Michelle Wright and Mike Clark return to where they broadcast around the clock two decades ago, offering unique perspectives, including new interviews with the family members of the heroes of Flight 93.
“Mike and Michelle were among the first journalists to arrive on the scene of the crash of United Flight 93 — and they stayed out there for days delivering critical information to viewers here in southwestern Pennsylvania,” says Parsons. “Now 20 years later, Mike and Michelle draw on their own personal experiences from that day in the telling of the stories of the heroes of Flight 93.”
Plus, there’s the incredibly brave story of Heather Penney, a U.S. Air Force pilot who scrambled into action to hunt down hijacked Flight 93. Her mission: to ram the plane — if necessary.
Tracy Oliver, WTAE’s creative services director, says the station asked viewers to share their memories of that day on social media and here is one that’s particularly poignant.
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