AP, NPR Plans for 9/11 Coverage

AP, NPR Plans for 9/11 Coverage
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AP, NPR Plans for 9/11 Coverage

National radio networks are firming up their plans to remember Sept. 11 and the days leading up to the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
AP Radio Network will provide members live coverage of commemorative events and ceremonies. It has announced programming packages including archived audio and sound bites from the first hours of Sept. 11, 2001, plus pre-produced programming and live, long-form coverage of events from New York, the Pentagon and other locations. Also offered by AP is a special, "9/11Remembered," looking at the war on terrorism and how life has changed in this country; it includes interviews from last year's coverage.
NPR News plans live coverage, beginning at 5 a.m. on the morning of the anniversary and ending the next morning at 1 a.m. The production, called "Voices of Reflection," will be available to NPR member stations and include coverage of memorial events, in-depth reports, interviews and music.


Tips for Planning 9/11 Anniversary

Vallie-Richards Consulting has offered its radio clients ideas for planning coverage of the anniversary of Sept. 11. The following is excerpted from the company's "Radio Focus" newsletter, with permission.