The Big Event at the WTC in New York, September 11, 2001, will be live-streamed on Google News on Monday, with CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta leading a live feed.CNN is also the first major US news organization to announce it will be broadcasting the event, which is scheduled to start at 7:30pm local time, from a small New Jersey community of the World Economic Forum.
The announcement comes after CNN host Wolf Blitzer said on Sunday that the event would not be televised.
“It’s going to be live on CNN, we’re going to announce the details today, and it will not be on CNN,” Blitzer told CNN’s Wolf Blatter.
The move to stream the event on Google was part of an effort to keep viewers informed about the ongoing investigation into the attacks, CNN reported.
“Google is a major player in the US news market,” CNN chief foreign correspondent Andrew Kaczynski said in a statement on Monday.
“We have an obligation to the public to have this information.”CNN has previously streamed live events to its news audiences in the past.
It was the first time that the company would be offering live streaming to its audiences, and the first to do so during the events of September 11.
The company had previously been livestreaming the attacks from the United Kingdom.
The US has been seeking answers from the US Government and other authorities since the attacks began on the World Cup soccer championship in South Africa on Saturday, and many believe it may be possible that there was no terrorist link to the attacks.CNN has not announced any plans to do more live streaming of the events, which it has streamed live on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The New York-based news network was the only US news outlet to broadcast the World Events website, and was the last to broadcast live from the World Financial Center on September 11 on Facebook Live.