This year marks 20 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The consequences of the terror attacks and the lives lost have been deep and wide-ranging. Join Arizona PBS for special programming that reflects on how our lives and our world have changed in the past 20 years. Then, on the day itself, “Great Performances” delivers a special performance by the Metropolitan Opera in honor of those lost on, and as a result of, the attacks of September 11.
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 p.m.
Follow seven children whose fathers died on 9/11 and explore how an entire generation was shaped by the tragedy and its aftermath. Born at the dawn of the 21st century, they arrived in a world where the 9/11 attacks initially drew the nation together. But by the time they entered high school, America was more divided than ever. Read more.
9/11: Inside the Pentagon
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Revisit the events of 9/11 from the perspective of those in Washington, DC, working at or near the Pentagon. Using exclusive first-person interviews as well as rarely seen Department of Defense footage taken from inside the Pentagon after the attack, the special tells the story of heroism and perseverance in the face of unimaginable, life-threatening obstacles. Read more.
“Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11”
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m.
The Metropolitan Opera presents a special performance of the Verdi Requiem to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Hosted by Misty Copeland, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the performance featuring the Met orchestra and chorus with soloists Ailyn Pérez, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.