“Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens” offers a gripping account of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, through the lens of the WABC-TV Eyewitness News team. Premiering as an hour-long streaming special in 2021, this documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the heart-pounding response of journalists who risked their lives to report on the unfolding tragedy.

Featuring never-before-seen footage and powerful interviews, the special captures the raw emotion and untold stories of those on the frontlines of newsgathering. From field crews and newsroom staff to anchors and reporters, past and present, including Bill Ritter, NJ Burkett, Sandra Bookman, Joe Torres, and many others, viewers are taken on a journey through the harrowing moments of that fateful day.

WABC-TV photojournalist Glenn Mayrose reflects on the significance of documenting the events, paying tribute to those who did not survive. Reporter Nina Pineda emphasizes the profound impact on the families affected by the tragedy, acknowledging the immense burden they carry.

Through firsthand accounts and intimate interviews, “Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens” provides a poignant tribute to the resilience and courage of the journalists who witnessed history in the making.

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