WRAL Noon newscast aired September 11, 2001. WRAL News anchors Bill Leslie and Renee McCoy update viewers on local reaction to the terrorist attack, including reports from Fort Bragg (Army) and Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro. Other reporters include Tom Lawrence at Raleigh/Durham airport, Mark Roberts at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, Melissa Buscher at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, Brian Bowman at Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, and Fred Taylor in Raleigh. In Studio A,WRAL News Anchor David Crabtree interviewed four ministers representing the Catholic, Episcopal, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities.
The coverage includes coverage by CBS News with news anchor Dan Rather and CBS news correspondents.
September 11, 2001 is the day terrorists unleashed an attack on America by crashing four commercial airliners filled with passengers into locations in the eastern United States. The first two planes were deliberately flown by the terrorists, who hijacked the airplanes, into the Twin Towers in New York City. A third aircraft was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon, headquarters of the US Military, and a fourth aircraft was retaken by passengers and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, thereby preventing the aircraft from reaching its intended target. Some have speculated that it was destined to crash into the White House.