CNBC announced it’s coverage plans for the fifth anniversary of 9/11…
As part of the Sept. 11 coverage, “Squawk Box,” CNBC’s signature morning program with anchors Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla, will broadcast 6 AM-9 AM ET from Ground Zero. CNBC also will prominently feature anchors and correspondents who covered the events of that day including anchors Mark Haines and Maria Bartiromo and New York Stock Exchange correspondent Bob Pisani. CNBC Special Contributor Ron Insana, who was literally on the street near the World Trade Center when the towers collapsed, will provide his reflections and perspective.
“CNBC recognizes the significant importance and effect September 11 has had, including on the financial district and the financial professionals who tune into this network for their news,” said Jonathan Wald, Senior Vice President, Business News, CNBC. “On 9/11, CNBC had reporters on the scene, at the NYSE and in the neighborhood, when the planes hit and the buildings collapsed. Now, five years later we plan to analyze how businesses have changed, how politics has changed and how previously driven executives have, in some cases, left high powered careers for activities they find more fulfilling.”
Further, CNBC will have interviews with executives who lived through 9/11 and have now seen the rebirth of the financial district and their companies. CNBC has interviewed the following people for the 9/11 coverage:
· Paul Tagliabue (Former NFL Commissioner)
· Larry Silverstein (Silverstein Properties CEO and Pres)
· Peter Fisher (Peter Fisher, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance)
· Phil Purcell (Former Morgan Stanley CEO)
· David Komanksy (Former Merrill Lynch CEO)
· Thomas Renyi (Bank of New York Chairman & CEO)
· William Harrison (Former Chase CEO)
· John Thain (Former Goldman Sachs COO and Current NYSE CEO)
· Art Cashin (UBS Financial Services Director of Floor Operations & CNBC Regular)
· Paul Steiger (Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal)
· Joe Kernen
· Carl Quintanilla
· Becky Quick
· Liz Claman
· Dylan Ratigan
· David Faber
· Mark Haines
· Maria Baritromo
· Bill Griffeth
· Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
· Sue Herera
· Larry Kudlow
· Bob Pisani
· Erin Burnett
· Ron Insana, CNBC Special Contributor
CNBC also will broadcast enterprising features that explore not only how New York City recovered, but how the U.S. economy bounced back and how entire industries have sprung up in the wake of 9/11 such as:
· Five Years Later—CNBC reporter Bob Pisani takes a look at what’s happened to downtown Manhattan, the Wall Street Community and the Trade Center site, five years later.
· Target Wall Street: Banks Fight Back—CNBC reporter Scott Cohn looks at what the firms and banks have done to safeguard their business and ultimately, the operations of the market. We answer the question of why, arguably, Lower Manhattan and New York City is an even stronger financial center than it was before 9-11.
· How 9-11 Changed Key Industries—CNBC reporters Phil LeBeau, Melissa Francis, Jane Wells and Mary Thompson look at significant business sectors whose fundamentals were totally altered by 9-11. Among them: the defense companies; the airlines; the banks; energy and oil; commercial real estate/construction.
· Survivor—CNBC reporter Bertha Coombs interviews Jimmy Dunne from Sandler O’Neill & Partners about the last five years and about what’s ahead for Sandler. Dunne’s partner was among the 66 Sandler workers who perished on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. Dunne helped Sandler achieve profits in that first year after the attack, making sure each victim’s family received full pay and bonus. He has since built the investment banking boutique into a bigger player than it was before that dark day.