ABC's Ann Compton became the official TV pool reporter on Air Force One with President Bush, who was in Florida set to give a talk on education at a school.
An entire press contingency was with him when word arrived at that event of the terrorist attack. The press contingency was whittled down to Compton, one cameraperson and a unidentified radio reporter. They flew with Bush who set off for Washington and then was rerouted in mid-air to an Air Force base in Louisiana.
From there, Bush flew to Nebraska to another Air Force base with the press pool in tow. Bush addressed the nation for a third time in prime time on Tuesday night.
- Steve McClellan