With the 10th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks approaching, TVNewser reached out to anchors, reporters, producers and executives for their thoughts on that day, and what they believe has changed in the last 10 years.
ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, who was at that time the chief international correspondent for CNN, was shooting a report for “60 Minutes” from Sierra Leone, West Africa:
As word of the 9/11 attacks started filtering out my CNN producer was desperately trying to reach me as CNN bosses wanted me on the story immediately. But Sierra Leone was virtually cut off from the world: only spotty cell phone coverage and the airport was closed because of the war. So CNN and “60 Minutes” had to airlift me out of there on a helicopter and I finally got to Abidjan, Ivory Coast several hours later. The airport manager took me to his private home to watch CNN coverage being broadcast around the world. It was the first time I was seeing those dreadful images. My blood ran cold, and my mind raced with the implications of what I was seeing. Read more