On the morning of Friday, Dec. 11, Diane Sawyer said goodbye to Good Morning America viewers after more than ten years of co-hosting ABC’s morning show.
GMA producers marked the day with a series of mellifluous tributes, looking back at a decade of highlights. Ms. Sawyer wading through the high waters of Katrina. Ms. Sawyer Read More
It was Tuesday morning, the day after Labor Day, and Diane Sawyer was smiling brightly and wearing black. Toward the top of the hour, Chris Cuomo, one of her co-anchors on Good Morning America, looked at the camera and ran through the morning’s headlines. There was swine flu spreading rapidly through American schools, an alleged Read More
ABC News’ Bob Woodruff is returning to Iraq for the first time since January of 2006 when a roadside bomb there nearly took his life. This morning, in a blog post for ABC News, Mr. Woodruff and my new “brothers and sisters” also injured in the war whose stories I have been reporting since I’ve Read More
Last Friday night, ABC news executives bumped a 20/20 piece by John Stossel about health care in favor of more Michael Jackson coverage. Apparently, Mr. Stossel was not amused. Afterwards, he vented on an ABC News blog.
“Yes, I am sick of the Michael Jackson coverage,” he wrote. “I hate it that ABC didn’t Read More
After all the controversy, ABC News’ prime-time town-hall-style interview with the president, Questions for the President: Prescription for America, put up so-so ratings on Wednesday night.
At the 10 p.m. hour, the special, moderated by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson, attracted 4.7 million viewers. That’s slighly more than half the audience that tuned in Read More
“Health care reform is not a Democratic party issue and it’s not a Republican party issue,” said Robin Sproul. “There are so many diverse points of view within each party.”
Ms. Sproul, the D.C. Bureau Chief for ABC News, was on the phone, speaking with The Observer about ABC News’ upcoming prime-time, town-hall special Read More
On Sunday, Diane Sawyer appeared as a guest on CNN’s Reliable Sources, where anchor Howard Kurtz asked her about the controversy surrounding ABC News’ upcoming town hall style interview with President Obama about health care reform.
During the interview, Ms. Sawyer revealed that ABC News had tried to set up a similar type Read More
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 Read More
Once upon a time (at the zenith of 20th century analog media), maintaining an on-site, in-house library crammed full of archived periodicals and rows and rows of hefty, solemn reference books, was all the rage at large media organizations.
In 2009, not so much.
Today, yet another bricks-and-mortar media bibliothèque fell victim to the digital Read More
At 9:31 a.m. on the morning of Monday, May 11, Martha Raddatz, the senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News, read a jolting message on the network’s internal distribution list.
An ABC News producer in Iraq had just posted some breaking news from Baghdad. According to a press release from the U.S. military, five Read More