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Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 6:51PM EDT
Freeform to air a documentary on the Parkland school shooting's aftermath
ABC's Nightline and Freeform are teaming on For Our Lives: Parkland, a documentary on the student survivors of the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting. The one-hour special airs on Freeform on April 30.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 6:51PM EDT
Good Morning America launches a newsletter and a new website: GoodMorningAmerica.com
The launch of GMA's new website means it's no longer affiliated with Yahoo.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Why did Stephen Colbert conduct a better James Comey interview than George Stephanopoulos?
That Comey's ABC News interview was a one-hour exclusive primetime special might have played a role in it being lackluster, says James Poniewozik. "The Colbert interview with Comey was so much better than ABC's," he tweeted. "Maybe that's partly the benefit of going after all the initial headlines have come out. But it's also the diff b/w an interview that goes after ideas vs one going for bombshells."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas signs a deal with A&E
The longtime 20/20 co-anchor will exit ABC next month after 14 years and become the new face of A&E Investigates.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
ABC News is said to be focusing on its Good Morning America core anchors by cutting back on Lara Spencer
Spencer said to People magazine earlier this week that it was her decision to reduce her schedule from five to three days a week on the ABC News morning show. But Page Six reports that she is being sidelined so that GMA could focus on core anchors: George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Sarah Lawrence College to name its new $35 million building after alum Barbara Walters
The new building will include an 800-seat assembly hall, state-of-the-art facilities and some of the TV news legend's memorabilia. It's scheduled to open in 2019, the year Walters turns 90.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
James Comey's exclusive 20/20 interview got big numbers, but it was no Stormy Daniels
About 9.8 million viewers watched the former FBI director's interview with George Stephanopoulos, which was less than half of the 21.3 million that Daniels delivered to 60 Minutes three weeks ago.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Ali Wentworth jokes that husband George Stephanopoulos is the "last man standing" on morning TV
Wentworth calls her husband of 17 years a "stand-up dude." Wentworth says when the Good Morning America anchor first heard about Matt Lauer's button, he wanted one for himself. "He thought it would be great because he could keep everyone out of his way and just do his work,” said Wentworth.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Ricky Martin holds no grudges against Barbara Walters for pressing him about his sexuality in an awkward 2000 interview
“She was just doing her job, everybody was asking that question and she needed to ask it,” he said of the interview on Watch What Happens Live. “I didn’t say yes, I didn’t say no, and I just left it open for everyone to think whatever they wanted to think, and I insist, why didn’t I say yes? And I believe everyone should just say ‘yes, it’s OK.’ If you are, say yes, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it.”
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
ABC News correspondent Karl Schmid says he's HIV positive
“For 10 years I’ve struggled with ‘Do I or don’t I?’" says the 37-year-old Australian-born Schmid, who is based in Los Angeles and covers Hollywood events. “For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, ‘Don’t! It’ll ruin you.’ But here’s the thing. I’m me. I’m just like you. I have a big heart and I want to be loved and accepted."
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
ABC's World News Tonight topped NBC Nightly News during an Olympics week for the first time in more than 25 years
While David Muir's newscast was No. 1 in total viewers, Lester Holt was No. 1 in the key 25-54 demo during the first week of the Winter Olympics. Because NBC is airing live across the country, NBC Nightly News is also being shown live coast-to-coast at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. ALSO: Today was dominant during the first week of the Winter Olympics.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Good Morning America uses augmented reality for the first time
The ABC News morning show will use "AR" in the future in medical stories.
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
ABC's George Stephanopoulos lands the first post-firing interview with former FBI director James Comey
Stephanopoulos will sit down in mid-April with the former FBI director, whom Trump fired last May, as he promotes his new book A Higher Loyalty.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
GMA books Scott Baio to respond to Nicole Eggert’s molestation allegations
According to The Blast, Baio is scheduled to fire back at his Charles in Charge co-star on Wednesday during Good Morning America’s first hour. Eggert detailed Baio's alleged sexual abuse this morning on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 7:46PM EST
ABC News hires Chris Christie as a contributor
The former New Jersey governor, who left office earlier this month, is set to begin offering his opinions to ABC News Tuesday night after President Trump's State of the Union speech.