On This Day September 11
1974 – The St. Louis Cardinals take seven hours, four minutes and 25 innings to beat the New York Mets at Shea Stadium. The contest sets a National League record for innings played in a night game. Fans finally go home after 3 a.m.
2001 – Four coordinated attacks using commercial airliners are launched against the U.S. by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda, leaving thousands dead or injured. New York City’s iconic World Trade Center is destroyed, part of The Pentagon outside Washington, DC is damaged and heroic passengers aboard another jet wrest control from the terrorists and crash it into a rural Pennsylvania field to prevent it from striking a major city.
Own a Piece of This Day
The John Lennon Letters
This groundbreaking collection of almost 300 of John Lennon’s letters and postcards has been edited and annotated by Hunter Davies, whose authorized 1968 biography, “The Beatles,” was published to great acclaim.
The Best of Donnie Osmond / The Millennium Collection
This album brings together a dozen of the best singles and album tracks Donny Osmond recorded during his teenage solo career. They are arranged in chronological order, so one can hear the sweet, preteen voice on early hits such as “Sweet and Innocent” and “Go Away, Little Girl” deepen and threaten to crack on later singles like “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and “Young Love.”
Don Adams stars as Maxwell Smart, a hilariously inept and maladroit operative working for CONTROL, a top secret counterintelligence agency, in this classic, Emmy-winning spy spoof series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition
Originally broadcast on CBS in March 2002, “9/11” is an extraordinary record of that fateful day in New York City. This one-of-a-kind documentary was originally conceived as a portrait of 21-year-old Tony Benetatos, a firefighter trainee at Manhattan’s Duane Street firehouse, located seven blocks from the World Trade Center. By the time filming was finished, the Naudet brothers had captured history in the making.
A struggling writer and his has-been actor best friend get into all kinds of trouble when they embark on a wine tasting tour prior to the best friend’s wedding. Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church and Virginia Madsen.
Your Songs / Harry Connick, Jr.
Harry Connick, Jr. arranged these selections himself, so even classic gems like the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” as well as the Elvis Presley hit “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” sound like the kinds of cocktail jazz numbers covered by various members of the Rat Pack during the early ‘60s.