YES Network to Air 9/11 Anniversary Special
Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET, the YES Network will premiere a one-hour special — 9/11 Remembered — commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The special will have an emphasis on how New York sports, and the New York Yankees in particular, played a role in bringing the New York community together in the face an unprecedented tragedy.
Among the scheduled highlights of 9/11 Remembered:
• New interviews with Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Al Leiter, New York Yankees President Randy Levine, and WFAN SportsRadio host Mike Francesa.
• New interviews with members of the FDNY who responded to the World Trade Center tragedies, including Salvatore Cassano, the current Fire Commissioner for the City of New York.
• A special segment focusing on Brielle Saracini, whose father Victor Saracini was a pilot of the hijacked United Airlines plane which hit the World Trade Center’s south tower.
• Additional interviews with current and former Yankees players and executives, and other public figures, describing their 9/11 experiences and how they saw sports help the New York region cope with the tragedy.
• Reflections on how the Yankees’ run through the Major League Baseball post-season that fall, and its World Series play, helped bring New Yorkers together.
• A look back at the September 21, 2001 game between the Atlanta Braves and Mets at Shea Stadium, the first Major League Baseball game played in New York since the 9/11 attacks.