Programming will Include “9/11 – Always Remember,” Airing September 10th at 8pm, and Special Edition of “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” on September 12th at 10am
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – September 9, 2021 – WPBF 25 announced plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with special programs and news coverage relating the events of the day to the people of South Florida and developed with the core message to viewers to “Always Remember.”
“9/11 – Always Remember,” airing September 10th at 8pm, a project of WPBF 25 parent Hearst Television, features Hearst Television reporters from around the country, and here in the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, recounting riveting stories of the history-altering day and its impact spanning the two decades since. Included are interviews with survivors at Ground Zero in New York and the Pentagon, and the compelling stories of local families and friends who lost loved ones and colleagues. The program also celebrates the heroes of 9/11 – including local first responders as well as veterans who courageously fought against terrorism.
The special also looks at how the events unfolded on the ground. Survivors and families share their personal stories and Hearst Television’s Chief National Consumer Correspondent, Jeff Rossen, reflects on his news coverage from the World Trade Center. Plus, veterans share their feelings on how the war on terror changed their lives forever.
“Most adult Americans can remember exactly where they were on September 11, 2001,” said WPBF 25 President & General Manager Caroline Taplett. “While news organizations around the country have covered the impact of the attacks for two decades, and are commemorating this anniversary, we feel it is important to relate that fateful day and what’s happened since to our viewers. With these special programs plus our other local efforts, we hope to help our fellow citizens to ‘Always Remember’.”
In addition to “9/11: Always Remember” and other local news coverage and commemoration, reflections on 9/11 will also be a centerpiece of this weekend’s edition of “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien,” which launches the seventh season of the award-winning show. It airs September 12th at 10am.
Details about local community events commemorating 9/11 can be found here.
About WPBF 25
WPBF 25 is the ABC affiliate serving the West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce Designated Market Area as defined by the Nielsen Company. WPBF 25 is owned and operated by Hearst Television. WPBF 25 can be viewed locally on Comcast channel 10 or 431(HD), Dish Network/Direct TV/AT&T U-verse on channel 25 and over the air on digital channel 25-1. WPBF 25 also operates wpbf.com, True Crime Network, and Estrella TV West Palm Beach, South Florida’s premier Spanish-language entertainment channel.
About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.