What to Watch: 9/11 20th Anniversary Specials, Movies and Documentaries

September 11 9/11 specials

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that forever changed the course of U.S. history. That fateful day spawned boundless destruction and devastation that will never be forgotten.

To help you commemorate the lives lost, we’ve compiled this list of upcoming 9/11 programming airing and streaming this week, all of which chronicles one of America’s darkest days. From special news programming, to documentaries, docuseries and more, journalists and filmmakers of all kind are highlighting the day’s tragic events, showcasing the resiliency of a bruised nation and the fortitude of Americans who have learned to carry on.

Our curated list below includes a smorgasbord of content airing on broadcast TV, cable and various streaming services, some of which can be watched right now. The week’s programming includes Discovery+’s No Responders Left Behind — which features Jon Stewart’s commendable efforts to get first responders the financial support and medical care they were promised — and Apple TV+’s 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room documentary, which explores the events through the eyes of former President Bush and his closest advisors.

In addition, CNN hosts the Shine a Light tribute concert, and Spike Lee wraps up his NYC Epicenters docuseries. Plus, there are heaps of other offerings from Paramount+, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, Netflix and many more. For full details of what’s airing and when, scroll down.