ABC is a major broadcast network with a mainstream morning show, variety and talk programing during the day, straight news program in the early evening, and a wide range of primetime offerings.
Major Event Broadcasts
ABC airs extensive coverage of all major political and newsworthy events, including primary debates, general election debates, Presidential speeches, press conferences, and election nights.
The amount of time ABC spends covering any major event depends on how important it is. For example, a general election debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees will get brief coverage before and after the event while a hastily announced Presidential press conference may only receive minimal coverage outside of the event itself.
When there is a major debate, ABC will bring together a team of journalists and political pundits to discuss what they think will happen during the debate and then bring them back on the air to discuss how they felt the debate went at the conclusion of the event.
ABC also hosts exclusive primetime townhalls with major political candidates and other top personalities. Those are almost exclusively hosted by Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos,
Election night coverage is hosted by lead anchors George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Linsey Davis with Jonathon Karl, Mary Bruce, Tom Llamas, Nate Silver, Devin Dwyer, Matthew Dowd, Chris Christie, Rahm Emmanuel, Yvette Simpson, Heidi Heitkamp, and others offering commentary and updates throughout the evening.
Good Morning America is ABC's premiere morning show. The show, hosted by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Stahan, among others, spends two hours each morning discussing major news of the day along with more lighthearted segments. The hosts interview major players in the political and entertainment world.
ABC's flagship news program is World News Tonight With David Muir. It is a straight news program that discusses the major stories happening on a given day in the United States and throughout the world.
Sunday Morning Broadcasting
ABC's Sunday Morning political affairs program is This Week With George Stephanopoulos. The hour long program is split between interviews with major political players in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country and panel discussions with political pundits representing a broad spectrum of the political landscape.