NEW YORK -- In the early hours of Sept. 11, 2001, WABC-TV, our sister station in New York City, aired its 11 p.m. newscast after midnight because of Monday Night Football delays.
Michael Jordan, a wild high school party and the New York Giants dominated headlines on WABC-TV's newscast.
No one could have predicted what would happen hours later.
That night, Meteorologist Sam Champion forecasted "sunny and pleasant" weather for Tuesday, Sept. 11. His weather report also includes a shot of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan.
2021 marks 20 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, when hijacked planes piloted by al-Qaida terrorists crashed in New York, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Nearly 3,000 died, and the attacks changed America -- and the world -- forever.
Check out the full newscast in the video below: