In the early hours, the BBC were quite happy to play this interview with eye witness Michael Soloman sourced from CNN. For some reason they cut the part at the end where he says "Baba Booey!". As Private Eye reports, this is the catch phrase of American Shock Jock Howard Stern who encourages his listeners to phone CNN with bogus testimony of breaking news stories.
Strangely, that's really the only part of the evening that I remember. It happened at about 20.55 Pacific Time that day. That, and the super on CNN changing very abruptly from "Princess Diana injured in accident" to "Princess Diana dead" before the anchor (who I believe was Bernard Shaw, though I can't recall for certain) had a chance to even speak the sentence.
Of course, television wasn't nearly as affected in the US ...