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.
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.
2023 marks 22 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: