In 2001, O'Hanraha-hanrahan narrowly escaped becoming a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Instead of reporting on a seperate story from the World Trade Centre, he overslept and reported from his hotel room, ingorant of the unfolding events. He intially pretended he was reporting from the twin towers, but soon admitted his life-saving blunder when Chris Morris made him turn on the television.
Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan was a highly incompetent reporter, at one time claiming that 35,000 jobs were cut at a General Motors plant in Detriot manned by 25,000 workers. In reality, 3,500 workers were laid off.
- A radio depiction of this character's brush with fate can be found as an easter egg on The Day Today DVD release