Launched back in 1945, ABC News is the news wing of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), which is further owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The network includes in its flagship programming the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir – other programs include Morning news-talk show Good Morning America, Primetime, Nightline, and 20/20. The Sunday morning programming features a political affair simulcast “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
How ABC News got created?
ABC News started off as a radio network when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to split off the former NBC Blue Network into a separate as well as an independent company in 1943.
The reason FCC ordered split is that they wanted to prevent the limited competition from projecting narrow points of views. Also, it was enforced to lessen the monopolistic approach, which a few companies like NBC and CBS were already enjoying in the radio market.
1- Re-launching of broadcasts
Stayed suspended during the World War II, the regular TV news broadcasts from the ABC began in August 1948, when the channel signed on its initial owned-&-operated television station and production house “WABC-TV,” located at the Empire State Building–adjacent to the network’s headquarters in Lincoln Square, New York City, The United States.
2- Expansion in broadcast area
The network has used WABC-TV for developing & launching its Eyewitness News memo and morning show programming, which syndicated nationally by corporate cousin Disney–ABC Domestic TV. Also, the flagship station of ABC News–WABC-TV began to available in the areas of the eastern United States where the channel wasn’t receivable over-the-air.
3- More audience than NBC and CBS
The news’ simulcast of American Broadcasting Company – from the 1950s through the early 1970s – ranked third in viewership behind news programs on the two more extensive networks – NBC and CBS – each of which had been operating their radio programming since the 1930s.
4- Effective leadership
Roone Arledge got appointed as the president of the network in 1977. He was known for experimenting with ABC News’ broadcast “model”–a marvel that provided escalation towards the development of channel’s most popular and long-lasting programs, such as 20/20, Nightline, This Week, World News Tonight and Primetime Live.
5- Working to the slogan
The network’s slogan “See the Whole Picture” is a claim referring to the overall scenario or presentation of a situation, topic, concept, etc., including all related factors & potential consequences, and not necessarily to the telecasts alone.
6- Podcasts’ production
It was around 2015 when ABC News began experimenting with the podcasts and featured an audio channel to its official app. The network’s opening podcast “Start Here,” was first launched on March 28, 2018.
7- Increased Viewership in Sports programming
ABC News’ association with ESPN (owned by the parent of ABC “The Walt Disney Company”) has resulted in channel’s receiving the sports news content, updates, videos and footages from the pioneer in sports programming–Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (thus, ESPN).
A synopsis of ABC News programming
Being a whole host of up-to-the-minute news simulcast, ABC News offers quality original programming. A brief synopsis of its best shows is provided below.
This Week – A current affairs program starring George Stephanopoulos. It features interviews with top newsmakers and nation’s senior political leaders as well as roundtable discussions that usually carried out by journalists from the network and other news organizations in the U.S.
ABC World News Tonight – presented by David Muir and Tom LIamas, this program is a weekend evening edition of the national newscast. The mainstream programming of the show includes coverage of local, national, and international issues by the ABC correspondents.
ABC World News Tonight also carries segments on human-interest stories, lifestyle topics, and interviews with observers of current events.
Other in-house programs of the network include “20/20”, “Nightline,” “World News Now,” etc.
Audiences of the network can watch breaking & headline news online, view exclusive videos, and watch interviews of personnel from both political and entertainment industries. Furthermore, they can read blogs and review news about national & international politics, current/global issues, weather, sports, tech, entertainment, health, travel, and more. Newsletters, alerts, podcasts, live video, mobile apps radio, and ABC News Store are also among the choices offered to the visitors.
Using a social media platform, like Facebook, Google+, or Twitter can also be a rightist option to interact with the rightest-leaning media “ABC News.”
ABCNews.Go.com is the official website, which lets you follow their live content available 24×7 in & outside of the U.S.A.
James Goldston has been the president of the network since 2014. He’s responsible for nearly all aspects of the news division, including broadcast, radio, and digital.
George Stephanopoulos is the chief anchor and political correspondent.
David Muir is the Anchor as well as the Managing Editor of ABC World News Tonight.
News and information programming of ABC News
|2.||ABC World News Tonight||News Program||David Muir (weekdays), Tom LIamas (Weekends)|
|3.||America This Morning||Early-morning news program||Janai Norman|
|4.||Good Morning America||Morning news & talk||Amy Robach along others|
|5.||Strahan and Sara||Talk Show||Sara Haines, Michael Strahan|
|6.||This Week||Public affair analysis program||Martha Raddatz|
|7.||What Would You Do?||Hidden camera||John Quinones|
|8.||Nightline||News Program||Juju Chang|
|9.||World News Now||Overnight news program||Kenneth Moton, Janai Norman|
|10.||Good Morning America||–||Amy Robach, Robin Roberts,