Earlier this week, ABC executives announced that on Wednesday, June 24, the news division would be broadcasting a series of shows at the White House, culminating with a prime-time interview with President Obama focusing on his plans for health care reform. Shortly thereafter, a range of conservative lawmakers and pundits criticized the set-up and alleged that ABC was turning its network over to the Obama administration for a health care “infomercial.”
ABC News executives have since responded.
This afternoon, ABC News announced that Terry Moran, co-anchor of Nightline, spent the day shadowing U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for a feature-cum-interview, in part, about the administration’s plans to overhaul the financial regulatory system. The piece will air on ABC tonight.
Something tells us, this won’t do much to quell the criticism.