Reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with SiriusXM specials & an exclusive podcast

All weekend, hear special programming featuring members of the press who covered the tragedy, moving remembrances, and more.

by:
Jackie Kolgraf
September 8, 2021

SiriusXM is honoring the heroes of September 11, 2001, with exclusive specials featuring members of the press who covered 9/11, moving remembrances from special guests and listeners, and more. Scroll down for the full broadcast schedule and to start streaming on the SXM App now.

SiriusXM’s 11-part Top of the World podcast series features the people behind the historic rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. They share their lessons from the recovery and offer insight on how the city and the country can recover and rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Michael Smerconish Program

Join Michael Smerconish on September 10 from 9am to 12pm ET (with a replay on September 11 at 9am ET) as he remembers, analyzes, and honors the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The first hour includes interviews with Jose Melendez Perez, former Inspection Officer at Orlando International Airport who didn’t let the so-called 20th hijacker proceed; Michael Touhey, US Air ticket agent who checked in two hijackers in Portland, ME; and more. Hour two features audio of Michael’s first minutes on the air on 9/11 in Philadelphia, followed by interviews with Ben Sliney, FA’’s National Ops Manager that day; Aaron Brown, CNN anchor; and more. In the final hour, hear from then-Senator Barack Obama; TIME White House Correspondent Michael Scherer; Peter Baker, New York Times reporter; Peter Bergen, author or Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbotabad; and more.

We Interrupt This Broadcast

On September 11 at 8am ET, hear a special episode from the We Interrupt This Broadcast podcast series called 9-11: America Under Attack – September 11, 2001. The audio docuseries is hosted by broadcast legend Bill Kurtis and narrated by NBC’s Brian Williams. This episode looks at the reporting of, and reaction to, that fateful day in 2001. Not even the most seasoned news director or reporter at the time had anything in their arsenal of experiences that could have prepared them for their task that day.

CBS News Presents America: Changed Forever

Tune in on September 11 at 2pm ET to hear CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues as he brings listeners to the frontlines of the headlines depicting the profound and permanent ways in which we all are experiencing an America: Changed Forever. In this episode, Jeff anchors a special episode for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Randi Zuckerberg Means Business

On a special episode of Randi Zuckerberg Means Business, as we honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Randi speaks with survivors, journalists, and more. Guests include Josh Cherwin, Chief Advancement Officer and Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum; Joseph Dittmar, a 9/11 survivor and Founder of the “Always Remember Initiative”; Darrell West, Senior Fellow in the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation; and Farnaz Fassihi, a reporter for The New York Times. Stream the episode on the SXM App now.

Wharton Business Daily

On September 10 at 10:30am ET, hear 9/11: 20 Years Later, where Wharton Business Daily takes a moment to remember September 11, 20 years later and the rippling impact it had on business and the economy. Dan Loney is joined by special guests who were there and saw firsthand the devastation and turmoil this horrific attack caused the city of New York, the US economy, and the nation as a whole. Hear from the then-Governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Costa, about the fear and confusion on the trading floor when the planes hit the towers, as well as those who were at the heart of rebuilding the towers and restoring America’s sense of unity and security.

Top of the World Documentary Marathon 

On September 11 from 7am to 5pm, Business Radio will air a marathon of the 11-hour documentary Top of the World, featuring the people behind the historic rebuilding of the new World Trade Center.

September 11th 20 Years Later

On September 11 at 7am ET, SiriusXM Patriot looks back at the devastation of the 9/11 attacks and the inspiring bravery of our first responders. Alex Marlow, David Webb, Andrew Wilkow, and Stacy Washington interview the people who were there 20 years ago, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former New York Governor George Pataki, former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik, and more.

SiriusXM Patriot Special Report: September 11th

Then, from 8am to 10am ET, Andrew Wilkow and David Webb host special coverage of the 9/11 events from New York and Washington DC. Listeners are welcome to call in to share their memories of September 11, 2001.

Breitbart News Saturday

From 10am to 1pm ET, Matt Boyle will welcome special guests focusing on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Michelangelo Signorile Show

Tune in to hear Security in Post-9/11 World with National Security experts Marcy Wheeler and Heather “Digby” Parton, plus Progress host Joe Sudbay as they discuss how information gathering changed after September 11, 2001.

Dean Obeidallah Show

Dean Obeidallah will speak with Muslim leaders, activists, and comedians about life and culture for the community in the post-9/11 world.

Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang speaks with comedian Judy Gold about the days, weeks, and months after 9/11 and what the comedy world did to help the world laugh again, and documentarians Allison Gilbert and Phil Hirschkorn discuss their film 9/11 Memorial & Museum: REPORTING 9/11 AND WHY IT STILL MATTERS, featuring stories from journalists who saw first-hand the devastation of that day.

Remembering 9/11 Marathon 

On the 20th Anniversary of September 11, from 7am to 7pm ET, CNN Originals will feature episodes from its vast archives of documentaries that focus on the George Bush years, fighting terror in New York City, and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

SiriusXM Road Dog Trucking Radio

Day of Days: September 11, 2001 – A Novel of the Fire Service

September 11 at 8am ET, Jimmy Mac hosts Day of Days: September 11, 2001 – A Novel of the Fire Service. Connecticut volunteer firefighter Frank Napolitano was headed to lower Manhattan for a hearing when the planes hit. Two weeks later, he and his fire company assisted in the recovery efforts there. Though this is a work of fiction, the accounts of the day of 9/11 at the World Trade Center are based on the actual events that the FDNY experienced that day. All profits will be donated evenly between Tunnels to Towers Foundation and the 9/11 Tribute Museum in Manhattan.

Verdi Requiem

Hear a live performance of the Verdi Requiem on September 11 at 8pm ET. The Requiem is conducted by Maestro Nezet-Seguin and features Ailyn Perez, Elina Garanca, Matthew Polenzani, and Eric Owens. The broadcast is hosted by Misty Copeland.



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