Remembering 9/11 on 5 live
For me, the morning of 11 September 2001 began early, thanks partly to jet lag and partly due to the bright sunshine streaming through my hotel room window in Washington DC.
At the time I was Head of BBC Newsgathering. I remember catching up with the breakfast news and then setting off for some meetings at the BBC's Washington office. It seemed an entirely unremarkable news day. After 15 minutes walk, I arrived in the office to find an extraordinary amount of activity for that time of the morning. The first plane had struck the Twin Towers.
What happened over the coming hours and the impact across the globe over the following decade has of course been incredibly closely followed ever since. But 10 years on it feels appropriate to take stock, to remember those events and to assess the human and political consequences.
On 5 live, we'll be doing that with a range of special programmes over the next few days. The centrepiece of our coverage will be Peter Allen and Stephen Nolan reporting and presenting from the United States, including special programmes from Florida (where President Bush heard the news) and the Fort Campbell military base on the Kentucky/Tennessee border.
The culmination will be coverage from New York on the anniversary itself next Sunday. We begins with Weekend Breakfast, then Peter Allen will be on air from 11:00 with coverage of the ceremonial events in the US and memories from those affected. Later, at 19:00, Stephen Nolan will reflect on the day and what it has meant to people in the US and around the world.
Two days earlier on Friday, Victoria Derbyshire will have rare access to Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, presenting her programme from there between 10:00 and 12:00. It promises to be a fascinating insight into one of the most controversial legacies of the events of 9/11.
There'll be other coverage across the schedule, including Thursday night's 5 live Sport which will include a look at how 9/11 affected American sport.
Finally, anyone listening to 5 live that afternoon 10 years ago will remember Simon Mayo was the presenter on air as the news broke. This Saturday at 8pm Simon hosts a special programme, Remembering 9/11, where you'll be able to hear again how the news broke and catch up with some of the people Simon heard from that afternoon.
Adrian Van-Klaveren is the controller of BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra.
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