TV Guide Plans Multiplatform 9/11


Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. announced Friday that it is preparing a
multiplatform viewers' guide to Sept. 11-related television and cable

TV Guide magazine will publish a guide to 9/11 programming in the
black-and-white pages of its Sept. 7 edition.

The week before, in its Aug. 31 issue, the magazine will interview the
reporters who covered the terrorist attacks and their aftermath -- from CBS
News' Dan Rather to MSNBC's Ashleigh Banfield to Fox News Channel's Shepard

Starting Sept. 9, TV Guide Channel and TV Guide Online will also offer
complete viewing guides to Sept. 11 programming.

The former -- besides devoting one-half of its primetime What's On
show to such coverage and the remaining one-half to alternative programming
options -- will do a special 'America's Update' as part of its Hollywood
, airing at 20 minutes before each hour.

In the days leading up to Sept. 11, TV Guide Online will offer a rundown of
anniversary fare in its 'TV Picks' area.