Talk Shows This Week Nov. 14-19

November 11, 2022

Highlights for ABC News’ ‘Good Morning America,’ Nov. 14–19

The following report highlights the programming of ABC’s “Good Morning America” during the week of Nov. 14-19. “Good Morning America” is a two-hour, live program anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan, and Ginger Zee is the chief meteorologist. The morning news program airs MONDAY-FRIDAY (7:00-9:00 a.m. EST) on ABC.

Highlights of the week include the following:

Monday, Nov. 14 —Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks; “GMA” kicks off United States of Pies series from Tampa, Florida; actor Freddie Highmore (“The Good Doctor”)

Tuesday, Nov. 15 — Singer-songwriter Elton John; United States of Pies series continues from Denver, Colorado; former NFL coach and author Jimmy Johnson talks new memoir (“Swagger”); actress Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”)

Wednesday, Nov. 16 — United States of Pies series continues from Boston, Massachusetts; actor John Leguizamo (“The Menu”); chef Deb Perelman on Thanksgiving recipes

Thursday, Nov. 17 — Actor Chris Hemsworth on new show (“Limitless with Chris Hemsworth”); actor and singer Joe Jonas talks new film (“Devotion”); “GMA” stops in Chicago, Illinois, for United States of Pies series; author Danielle Steel on new book (“The Whittiers”); Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson

Friday, Nov. 18 — Singer-songwriter David Archuletta; pop artist P!NK talks about new music; “GMA” presents finale of United States of Pies series; actors Amy AdamsPatrick Dempsey and Idina Menzel on new film (“Disenchanted”)

Saturday, Nov. 19 — Deals and Steals with ABC e-commerce editor Tory Johnson



Monday, Nov. 14

  • Patti Smith, singer-songwriter and author of A Book of Days

  • Lauren Graham, actress and author of Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember

  • Misty Copeland, dancer and author of The Wind at My Back: Resilience, Grace and Other Gifts from My Mentor, Raven Wilkinson

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

  • Steve Martin, actor and author of Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions

Wednesday, Nov. 16

  • Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb

  • Karamo Brown, TV host and author of I Am Okay to Feel

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • Fat Joe, rapper and author of The Book of Jose: A Memoir

  • Natasha Leggero, comedian and author of The World Deserves My Children

  • Stephen Colbert, comedian and host of PICKLED

  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste, actress and author of Little Black Girl and Little Black Boy

Friday, Nov. 18

  • Jodi Kantor and Zoe Kazan, journalist and actress, respectively, of “She Said”

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ABC’s GMA: What You Need To Know and NBC’s Today schedules are not posted yet!

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ABC News Announces Special Coverage of the State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II

ABC News Announces Special Coverage of the State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sept. 19
David Muir and Robin Roberts Lead Coverage From London Alongside ABC News Correspondents and Contributors, Beginning at 5:30 A.M. EDT

Expert Commentary From Royal Contributors, Including Former Staffers of Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III

ABC News will present special coverage of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, beginning at 5:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 19, on ABC. “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir and “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts will lead coverage from London, alongside ABC News’ correspondents and contributors, including “GMA3” co-anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes; chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell; chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega; senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts; “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang; senior national correspondent Terry Moran; foreign correspondent James Longman; correspondents Maggie Rulli, Lama Hasan and Britt Clennett; contributors Robert Jobson, Victoria Murphy, Omid Scobie and Andrew Morton; Ailsa Anderson, former press secretary to Queen Elizabeth II; and Peter Westmacott, the former deputy private secretary to King Charles III.

Muir will anchor a special edition of “World News Tonight” from London on Monday. “GMA3: What You Need to Know” will also originate from London on Monday, with Holmes and Robach anchoring the program following coverage of the queen’s funeral.

ABC News Live will have coverage throughout the weekend, capturing the moments and events ahead of the state funeral. Anchors Diane Macedo and Kyra Phillips will anchor throughout the day on Monday. The queen’s funeral will also be available to stream on ABC News Live.

ABC News Digital will continue its blog and stories over the weekend and on Monday, detailing the moments and events surrounding the queen’s funeral. “GMA” Digital will have stories on what to expect and what to know about the state funeral on Monday. This week, the digital team published a story about the finances of the monarchy and questions about its future.

ABC News Radio will have live anchored coverage of the funeral, led by correspondent Aaron Katersky at Westminster Abbey, with correspondent Tom Rivers, multiplatform reporter Ines De La Cuetara, reporter Patrick Reevell and People Magazine senior royals editor Michelle Tauber. ABC News Radio will offer status reports to all stations throughout the day, as well as two-ways with reporters and experts during morning and afternoon drives.

ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here,” hosted by Brad Mielke, will feature special coverage of the queen’s funeral, covering the sights and sounds with ABC News correspondents in London.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be reporting live from London with multiplatform reporters De La Cuetara and Faith Abubey. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

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ABC News Live To Commemorate the One-Year Anniversary of the U.S. Troop Withdrawal

ABC News Live To Commemorate the One-Year Anniversary of the U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan With Two Specials
‘Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later’ Streams Monday, Aug. 29, on ABC News Live and on Hulu

‘The Women Left Behind’ Streams Tuesday, Aug. 30, on ABC News Live and on Hulu

As this month marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. military withdrawal from America’s longest war, ABC News Live presents two specials, “Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later” and “The Women Left Behind.”

“Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later”
With reporting led by “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos, “Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later” is a one-hour special that takes viewers inside the intense days of evacuation with first-hand accounts from the service members that were on the ground.

The program includes interviews with the U.S. Air Force Crew Reach 871 and 82nd Airborne members who helped evacuate Afghan citizens to safety, 24-year-old Marine Corp. Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews, who was injured by a suicide bomber, and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Kapinus, who pulled a baby over the Kabul airport wall in a viral video. Major Tom Schueman and his former Afghan translator, Zainullah “Zak” Zaki, also discuss their book, “Always Faithful, A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter,” which recounts their time together in combat, Zak’s harrowing escape from Afghanistan with Schueman’s help, and their on-going effort to obtain a visa for Zak.

Produced by Sabrina Parise, Jennifer Pereira, Chris Donovan, Michele Molnar and edited by Michele Molnar, Jannel Eng and executive produced by Simone Swink, “Leaving Afghanistan: One Year Later” streams Monday, Aug. 29 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC News Live and on Hulu.

“The Women Left Behind”
“The Women Left Behind” features reporting over the last 12 months by ABC News chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell and follows brave women and girls struggling to cope after the Taliban erased many of their rights when they seized power in Afghanistan. Pannell interviews a former restaurant owner who started a vocational training school in a show of defiance, a 9-year-old girl who presents as a boy to work and help her family survive and a news anchor trying to keep her position despite orders from the Taliban that make it nearly impossible for most Afghan women to work. The 30-minute special also includes an interview with a Taliban official who defends its policies and discusses what the future will look like for women and girls in Afghanistan.

Produced by Gabriella Abdul-Hakim, Cindy Smith, Bruno Roeber, and executive produced by Seni Tienabeso, “The Women Left Behind” streams Tuesday, Aug. 30 (8:30 p.m. EDT/9:30 p.m. PDT) on ABC News Live and on Hulu

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ABC News Launches ABC News Studios With 100+ Programming Hours

ABC News Launches ABC News Studios With 100+ Programming Hours
Three Feature Documentaries and 15 Series in Production Across ABC, Hulu, Disney+, National Geographic

ABC News Studios’ Feature Documentaries Will be Housed Under ABC News Films Banner

Irene Taylor, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Stanley Nelson and Dawn Porter Among Initial Roster of Filmmakers and Directors

ABC News announced today the launch of ABC News Studios, a premium, narrative non-fiction originals producer and commissioner of feature documentary films, series and specials on topics spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture and news-adjacent stories. ABC News Studios will deliver more than 100 hours of programming across ABC, Hulu, Disney+ and National Geographic in 2022.

ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News’ trusted reporting, produces and commissions best-in-class narrative non-fiction originals that entertain, inform and inspire, championing untold, authentic and diverse stories that drive the cultural zeitgeist.

Three feature documentaries and 15 series and specials are currently in production. ABC News Studios’ initial slate of feature documentaries taps Dawn Porter, Irene Taylor, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Stanley Nelson.

Reena Mehta is senior vice president of streaming and digital content, and Mike Kelley is the vice president and lead of ABC News Studios. Mehta has an extensive background in content strategy and planning from HBOMax and Nickelodeon. Kelley has experience in global partnerships and distribution from ITV Studios and strategy and programming at PBS and will oversee the creative and business direction for ABC News Studios.

David Sloan will serve as senior executive producer and creative lead of ABC News Studios. Jacqueline Glover is head of documentary for Onyx Collective and oversaw the initial slate of feature documentary films for ABC News Films.

“ABC News Studios is a testament to our strategic investment in and commitment to meet the audience’s demand for bold storytelling and straightforward journalism whenever, wherever and on whatever device,” said Kim Godwin, ABC News president. “I’m excited to leverage the power and integrity of the No. 1 news network in America to create premium and distinctive content for all communities.”

ABC News Studios soft-launched in 2021 and early 2022 with successful projects across ABC and Hulu, from documentary films like “Aftershock,” “Jacinta” and “Leave No Trace” to series including “City of Angels | City of Death,” “The Fatal Flaw: A Special Edition of 20/20,” “Keeper of the Ashes: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders,” “Let The World See,” “Mormon No More” and “Wild Crime” to specials like “The Housewife and the Hustler,” “The Ivana Trump Story: The First Wife,” “The Kardashians” and “Truth and Lies: The Last Gangster,” as well as George Stephanopoulos Productions’ “Alec Baldwin Unscripted,” “The Informant: Fear and Faith in the Heartland,” and “Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind The Steele Dossier.”

“We’re laser-focused on ABC News Studios contributing premier non-fiction content to linear and streaming subscriber growth and engagement for ABC and the Disney company at large,” said Reena Mehta, ABC News senior vice president of streaming and digital content. “Our wide range of captivating original programming draws on the legacy of ABC News with best-in-class storytelling.”

“ABC News Studios, and its subsidiary ABC News Films, debut slate of 100+ hours of programming this year is a tremendous achievement,” said Mike Kelley, vice president and ABC News Studios lead. “We plan to premiere at least one new title from ABC News Studios each month only on Hulu and continue to launch hits on the network. I’m energized by the creativity from the teams inside ABC News and our third-party production partners to build out further an expansive content pipeline.”

The following docu-series are in production or preparing for launch (in alphabetical order):

“The Age of Influence” (Hulu): “The Age of Influence” is a six-part documentary series that breaks open the facade and reveals the truth behind influencer culture through intimate, first-person accounts of some the biggest social media stories of our time.

“Cinderella” (ABC): 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of ABC airing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (1997), a revolutionary TV musical that embraced racial diversity in casting and has impacted generations over the years, starring an all-star cast led by Brandy Norwood as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her fairy godmother. ABC News is producing a news special dedicated to the legacy of this film, reflecting how the idea of a princess has evolved and what makes the film still relevant today.

“The Con” (season 2) (ABC): “The Con” explores the troubling tales of people deceived by false claims, broken promises and greed. Each episode reveals how the victims were fooled and the cost of that trust — emotional and financial. Award-winning moderator of “The View” Whoopi Goldberg returns to narrate with commentary from podcaster Laci Mosely (“Scam Goddess”). This series of tales that continue to stun will premiere in July 2022.

“Death in the Dorms” (Hulu): These are the stories of the kind of danger that no college student is ever prepared for: a life cut short just when it was getting started, not by accident but by foul play. Each procedural episode of “Death in the Dorms” will examine a different murder of a college student in the U.S.

“Demons and Saviors” (Hulu): A three-part limited true-crime series details the fascination with Christina Boyer. Boyer became a household name for her telekinesis as a teenager and the alleged murder of her own infant daughter in Boyer’s early 20s, a crime she maintains she did not commit. The series details the unlikely band of amateur sleuths obsessed with setting her free.

“Explorer” (National Geographic): National Geographic’s long-running, iconic “Explorer” franchise searches for answers to some of the world’s greatest mysteries of history, science and adventure. Pushing beyond the frontier of the known, “Explorer” will cover timely topics, often accompanied by a feature story in National Geographic magazine, further deepening viewers’ understanding of the world through provocative storytelling.

“Grails” (Hulu): “Grails” goes behind the scenes of the $60 billion sneaker industry with up-and-coming entrepreneurs Earl Cooper and Olajuwon Ajanaku, two Morehouse College golf champ grads who created the lifestyle brand Eastside Golf to promote diversity and authenticity on the golf course. After landing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, they’re now making history by becoming the first to ever collaborate with the iconic Jordan Brand in designing a series of golf sneakers and streetwear apparel for the golf industry.

“IMPACT x Nightline” (Hulu): A weekly news magazine offering hard-hitting investigative reports, deep dives on stories in the news cycle, profiles of newsmakers, and celebrity interviews. It’s the stories you’re talking about and the ones you soon will be. The show never takes place in a studio; it’s instead always out in the world.

“Murder U” (working title) (Hulu): Investigative psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Bryanna Fox and her class of next-gen criminal mind hunters examine cases of convicted serial murders that have troubling unanswered questions. Why did this killer do what he did? How did he select his victims? Are there other victims he killed who have never been identified?

“The Murders Before the Marathon” (Hulu): Journalist Susan Zalkind investigates the triple murder that took her friend’s life, the national tragedy that shook her city, and the haunting question that connects the two events: if the murders had been solved, could the Boston Marathon bombing could have been prevented? “The Murders Before The Marathon” is a three-part documentary series directed by Jesse Sweet and executive produced by Story Syndicate, the production house founded by Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning filmmakers Dan Cogan and Liz Garbus, Anonymous Content, and Matt Cook.

“Superstar” (ABC): From the producers of ABC News’ No. 1-rated “20/20” and “Truth and Lies,” “Superstar” features rare footage and intimate details about the mavericks who shaped American culture. The series travels deep inside the lives of icons and features interviews with friends and family who reveal the meteoric highs and the devastating costs of fame.

Untitled George Stephanopoulos Project (Hulu): This political docu-series will chronicle the upcoming midterm election. It will look at the important races, pivotal issues and evolving landscape of this consequential election.

Untitled Scott Johnson Project (Hulu): In 1988, the body of Scott Johnson, a 27-year-old gay American doctoral student, was found sprawled below a cliff on a rugged beach in Sydney, Australia. This new multipart series delves into what really happened to Scott and explores the dark history of homophobia in Sydney.

“Web of Death” (Hulu): Relentless and ingenious web sleuths crack America’s most uncrackable murder cases using the internet and social media. These are tales of colossal viral man hunts, decades-long obsessions and unparalleled global collaboration.

“Wild Crime” (season 2) (Hulu): The second season premiering this fall will follow one of the ISB’s most notable and complex investigations that unfolded over 40 years across two generations of investigators after human remains were found in 1983 in Summit Meadow at Yosemite National Park. The victim’s identity and the serial killer responsible will only now both be revealed.

The following documentaries are in production or preparing for launch (in alphabetical order):

“The Lady Bird Diaries” (working title) (Hulu): From award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter, Trilogy Films, and Industrial Media comes a groundbreaking documentary film that uses Lady Bird’s own White House tapes to tell the story of one of the most influential and least understood first ladies in history. The film is based, in part, on the ABC News podcast “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson,” hosted by author and historian Julia Sweig.

Untitled Iwájú Documentary (Disney+): From the team behind the hit Disney+ series “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2” comes a documentary about the first-of-its-kind collaboration between Pan-African comic book company Kugali and the century-old Walt Disney Animation Studios as they create the upcoming animated series “Iwájú.”

“Sound of the Police” (Hulu): Directed by Oscar-nominated Stanley Nelson, “Sound of the Police” digs deep into America’s long and painful history of police brutality and misconduct in Black communities.

ABC News Studios is pleased to produce a significant portion of the slate and to work with partners like Part 2, IPC, Latchkey Films, Brainstormin’ Productions, Lonewolf Media, Story Syndicate, and Show of Force.

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ABC News Studios, inspired by ABC News’ trusted reporting, is a premium, narrative non-fiction original production house and commissioning partner of series and specials. ABC News Studios champions untold and authentic stories driving the cultural zeitgeist spanning true-crime, investigations, pop culture, and news-adjacent stories. Its subsidiary, ABC News Films, acquires and produces feature documentary films.

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ABC News Studios Announces One-Hour Ivana Trump Documentary to Stream on Hulu

ABC News Studios Announces One-Hour Ivana Trump Documentary To Stream on Hulu
Documentary Sheds Light on the Life and Legacy of Ivana Trump, With Exclusive Interviews From Ivana’s Closest Friends and Journalists

‘The Ivana Trump Story: The First Wife’ Streams Only on Hulu on Friday, July 22

ABC News Studios announced today the one-hour documentary “The Ivana Trump Story: The First Wife,” which is available for streaming only on Hulu beginning on Friday, July 22. With contemporary voices and archival footage and interviews, the one-hour special weaves a robust narrative of the life and legacy of Ivana Trump — the mother, businesswoman and glamour queen whose eye for branding and design helped Donald Trump build an empire.

Interviews include Ivana Trump’s longtime friends Nikki Haskell and designer Dennis Basso; George Wayne, journalist and former columnist at Vanity Fair; Linda Stasi, journalist, author and former columnist at New York Daily News, New York Post, and Newsday; and New York Post columnist Cindy Adams.

Archival footage and ABC News interviews trace the couple’s tumultuous divorce following Donald Trump’s affair with Marla Maples and how Ivana would go on to reinvent herself in its aftermath. A mother, an immigrant, a woman behind the man — the documentary explores the universal qualities of a life full of excess, success and hardship.

“The Ivana Trump Story: The First Wife” is available for streaming on July 22 only on Hulu.

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ABC News Presents Special Coverage of Jan. 6 Commitee Hearing in Primetime

ABC News Presents Special Coverage of Jan. 6 Commitee Hearing in Primetime on Thursday, July 21
‘World News Tonight’ Anchor David Muir Leads Coverage With ABC News’ Powerhouse Political Team

ABC News Live to Provide Extensive, Daylong Coverage Leading Up to Committee Hearing

ABC News will present special coverage of the Jan. 6 Committee hearing on Thursday, July 21. “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will lead coverage at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, alongside ABC News’ powerhouse political team, including chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, congressional correspondent Rachel Scott and legal analyst and contributor Kate Shaw.

“Good Morning America” and “GMA3: What You Need to Know” will have coverage Thursday and Friday, with reports from Karl on “GMA3” Thursday. “Nightline” will have in-depth coverage following the hearing, with additional reporting from Karl.

ABC News Live will present extensive, daylong coverage in advance of the committee’s hearing, including live reports and analysis from ABC News’ powerhouse correspondents and contributors. Kyra Phillips will anchor coverage beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on the 24/7 streaming channel, with senior national correspondent Terry Moran anchoring at 2 p.m. EDT. ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis will lead coverage in the evening. ABC News Live’s programming includes the following:

“Attack on the Capitol: The Investigation” at 4 p.m. EDT, a 90-min special recapping the previous committee hearings.
“Attack on the Capitol: The Investigation,” two live 30-minute specials at 5:30 p.m. EDT and 6:30 p.m. EDT, will take an in-depth look at what viewers can expect from the primetime hearing.
“Homegrown: Standoff to Rebellion,” an ABC News Investigative Unit-produced documentary, looking at the days, events and conversations leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, from the perspective of anti-government groups, will stream at 6 p.m. EDT.
ABC News Live Prime’s special coverage of the Jan. 6 hearing, anchored by Davis, begins at 7 p.m. EDT. A comprehensive recap of the hearing, led by Davis and the political team, will provide analysis and updates as the committee hearing concludes.
ABC News Digital will have comprehensive coverage of Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing, including a preview, a live blog and key takeaways and highlights to recap the hearing.

ABC News Radio will provide live coverage of the hearing, anchored by senior investigative reporter Aaron Katersky, with White House correspondent Karen Travers in Washington, D.C., and ABC News’ analysts and powerhouse political team. Status reports will be offered to affiliates during the hearings, as well as analysis from experts. Friday’s episode of ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here,” hosted by Brad Mielke, will break down the highlights from the hearing.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be reporting live on the hearing throughout the day on Thursday from Washington and on Capitol Hill with multiplatform reporters Em Nguyen and Jay O’Brien. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

ABC News Presents ‘Behind the Table: A View Reunion’

ABC News Presents ‘Behind the Table: A View Reunion,’ an Extended Look at the Epic Reunion With Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos
The Original Co-Hosts of ‘The View’ Reunite in the Room Where It All Began 25 Years Ago, Streaming Only on Hulu, Beginning Monday, June 20

ABC News announced today the new Hulu Original “Behind The Table: A View Reunion,” which takes viewers inside the hotel room at the Essex House hotel in New York City where current and original co-host Joy Behar, the show’s first moderator Meredith Vieira and original panelists Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos auditioned 25 years ago. The four women Barbara Walters chose to join her at the Hot Topics table in 1997 reunite for a candid conversation about the talk show that has been making headlines since Walters first uttered the phrase, “I had this idea for a show.” They look back on what it was like to work with the legendary broadcaster, discuss some of their famous exits from the show and share their biggest regrets and the moments that bonded them behind the scenes. The 30-minute special will stream as a Hulu Original beginning Monday, June 20.

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ABC News Announces ‘Guns in America’ Series

ABC News Announces ‘Guns in America’ Series, Dedicated to Daily Coverage of Gun Issues
Series Launches With Full-Day Coverage on Tuesday, June 7, Across All Programs and Platforms

ABC News Announces Commitment to Remain in Texas Community with ‘Uvalde: 365,’ Led by Investigative Unit

Today, ABC News announced a commitment to focused, investigative, straightforward reporting by launching a daily series, “Guns in America,” that will dedicate newsgathering resources from around the country to provide in-depth coverage of gun issues affecting the United States. As gun violence continues to soar and the ongoing debate intensifies, ABC News is committed to reporting the facts and exploring the topics related to ongoing gun issues, including the rise in mass shootings and youth firearm suicides, gun purchasing laws, mental health, proposed legislation and the debates in Congress, other countries’ solutions to gun problems and more. ABC News’ team of anchors, correspondents, reporters and producers will fan across the country to focus on communities both big and small, exploring the problems, challenges and possible solutions ahead.

“Too often the news cycle moves quickly from one mass shooting to another, without providing overall context and asking enough in-depth questions,” said Kim Godwin, president of ABC News. “We are responding to the citizens we serve — people in this country, many of whom support the second amendment, but are also afraid to send their children to school.”

Additionally, ABC News will have a continued presence in Uvalde, Texas, for the next year in the wake of the Robb Elementary deadly mass shooting tragedy. “Uvalde: 365,” led by the investigative unit, will focus on how such acts of violence affect a community long after the headlines fade. A team of correspondents and producers from across the news division will stay in Uvalde and provide ongoing coverage as the investigation continues and the community tries to heal.

To launch the new commitment, “Guns in America” will feature full-day coverage and reporting across all programs and platforms on Tuesday, June 7, including the following:

“Good Morning America” will feature in-depth coverage on the rise in gun violence, including Amy Robach’s exclusive interview with Arnulfo Reyes, a Robb Elementary fourth grade teacher whose students were shot by the gunman in his classroom. Co-anchor Robin Roberts speaks with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about her new position within the Biden Administration as well as the administration’s plans to combat ongoing gun violence in the country.

“World News Tonight with David Muir” will feature a report and an in-depth look at the AR-15 style rifle, the legal age debate for owning it led by chief national correspondent Matt Gutman, as well as where negotiations stand on federal gun legislation from congressional correspondent Rachel Scott.

“Nightline” will feature Gutman’s reporting on the AR-15 and also speak to teachers across the country, who discuss the role of a teacher and the dangers of carrying guns in schools.

“This Week with George Stephanopoulos” co-anchor Martha Raddatz travels to Newtown, Connecticut, for an in-depth look at the impact of gun violence on students, parents and the community. She will interview Gov. Ned Lamont about the changes in gun control legislation since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary nearly ten years ago and discuss efforts to make firearms safer with the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Mark Olivia.

“GMA3: What You Need to Know” will have interviews with two young gun violence survivors from Stoneman Douglas High School and Oxford High School, as they share what they think are possible solutions.

“The View” will have Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) on the show to discuss gun violence.

ABC News Live will report on the profound effects of mass trauma and community outreach efforts, as well as survivor impact stories. On “ABC News Live Prime,” multiplatform reporter Ines de la Cuetara explores how other nations have successfully dealt with gun laws and what they’ve accomplished. ABC News Live will also feature a special conversation, “Guns in America: From Buffalo to Uvalde,” at 8:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT, centering on two communities — Black and Latino — that are both seeking accountability in the aftermath of two American tragedies. Hosted by contributor María Elena Salinas, the conversation will include Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX); Vincent Salazar, the grandfather of Layla Salazar, who was killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting; and Pastor Dwayne Jones, a former law enforcement officer who knew the Buffalo shooting victims.

ABC News Digital will have a dedicated landing page for “Guns in America” coverage, featuring news and stories on Uvalde, gun safety and mass shootings by the numbers. FiveThirtyEight will publish a poll on what Americans think about gun control.

ABC News Radio correspondent Jim Ryan will return to Uvalde, Texas, to tell the stories of survivors and loved ones of the victims, including 10-year-old Xavier Lopez, whose funeral is Tuesday. ABC News Radio will also offer custom interviews with Ryan to stations, sharing what has changed in the two weeks since the shooting. Senior investigative reporter Aaron Katersky will have the latest updates on his exclusive reporting about the technology used by school officials to trigger lockdowns and the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used at Robb Elementary. Correspondent Karen Travers will report on the efforts to find a legislative compromise to address gun violence. Tuesday’s episode of ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here,” hosted by Brad Mielke, will feature special coverage, including an interview with Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), who is calling for an FBI investigation into the law enforcement response in the Uvalde school shooting, and conservative commentator David French will discuss the gun debate in the country.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be reporting on new data which says that the rate of young people taking their own lives with firearms in the United States has increased faster than for any other age group, and the youth suicide rate is at its highest point in more than 20 years. While firearm suicide overall increased by about 2% during the pandemic, the rate among young people increased by 15%, and nearly half of all suicide attempts by young people involve a gun, researchers with Everytown For Gun Safety found. Multiplatform reporter Morgan Norwood will look at what is behind this surge. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

ABC News Studios Partners With Imagine Documentaries and Vermilion Films To Present ‘Leave No Trace’

ABC News Studios Partners With Imagine Documentaries and Vermilion Films To Present ‘Leave No Trace’
The Documentary Explores the Failure to Protect Generations of Boys From Sexual Abuse and the Devastating Cover Up by the Once-Trusted Organization

The Film Streams on Hulu and Premieres in Theaters, June 16

Peabody and Emmy®-winning and Oscar®-nominated director Irene Taylor (“Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” “Beware the Slenderman”) of Vermilion Films, Imagine Documentaries and ABC News Studios investigate the downfall of an American institution in the powerful and timely documentary, “Leave No Trace.” The film draws on financial records, court documents and scores of interviews to dissect a centurylong cover-up by The Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The organization concealed that pedophiles were in its ranks, but the disclosure of secret “perversion files” in litigation eventually led to disgrace and bankruptcy. Producing alongside Taylor is Sara Bernstein and Justin Wilkes for Imagine Documentaries, Emily Singer Chapman and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nigel Jaquiss. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard serve as executive producers. Following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, “Leave No Trace” streams on Hulu and is in theaters in New York and Los Angeles beginning Thursday, June 16.

The film looks at the sexual abuse, told through firsthand accounts of survivors still trying to cope with their trauma today, even as they crusade for justice in a high-stakes court case. Interviews and taped depositions with former BSA leadership, including a highly placed insider, reveal how financial considerations factored into BSA executives putting the interests of adults and the organization ahead of keeping boys safe. The film explores the connection between declining membership—the scouts’ financial lifeblood—and policies that failed to protect boys from their abusers. And the film reveals that BSA leadership prioritized banning gay scouts and leaders over reporting pedophiles to authorities.

“Leave No Trace” shows the BSA’s extraordinary position in America: presidents, CEOs and leaders in every community have supported scouting for more than a century, building an institution of extraordinary influence and wealth. Yet, from its earliest days, BSA kept meticulous records of pedophile scout leaders—the “perversion files.” In spite of the damning information the files contained, they were kept confidential at headquarters, while some abusers moved from troop to troop without public warning.

The organization filed for bankruptcy in February 2020. Since then, more than 82,000 men have come forward with claims of abuse. The proposed reorganization plan for the BSA would include the largest sexual abuse settlement in history, even dwarfing payouts from the U.S. Catholic Church.

“Leave No Trace” is a presentation of ABC News Studios and an Imagine Documentaries and Vermilion Films production.

Directed by Irene Taylor

Produced by Irene Taylor, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Nigel Jaquiss, Emily Singer Chapman

Executive Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Irene Taylor

Supervising Producer: Lisa Diamond

Editors: Don Kleszy, Jody McVeigh-Schultz

Directors of Photography: Peter Hutchens, Nick Midwig

Music by Mark Orton

About Imagine Documentaries

Imagine Documentaries was formed in 2018 by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard with a focus on developing and producing premium feature documentaries and non-scripted television. Based out of New York, Imagine Docs is run by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy, Peabody and Producer’s Guild Award-winning producers Justin Wilkes and Sara Bernstein. The division expands on Imagine’s rich history in the documentary space which includes the hit documentary series “Mars” and “Breakthrough” (National Geographic) as well as the Ron Howard-directed films Jay- Z’s “Made in America,” “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” (2017 Grammy winner for Best Music Film), “Pavarotti,” and the Sundance 2020 documentary feature “Rebuilding Paradise” (National Geographic Films). Recent releases include Ron Howard’s documentary feature “We Feed People” profiling chef Jose Andres and the humanitarian efforts of World Central Kitchen (National Geographic Films); Amy Poehler’s documentary feature directing debut, “Lucy and Desi”, on the personal and professional partnership between Lucille Ball and husband Desi Arnaz; the Rory Kennedy directed feature documentary, “Downfall,” investigating Boeing’s 737-Max airplane crashes (Netflix); “Julia,” the definitive documentary on Julia Child, directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West (Sony Pictures Classic); “Paper & Glue,” directed by legendary French artist JR (MSNBC); the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Short award winner “Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker” (MTV Films); Joe Berlinger’s “Crime Scene” anthology series, “The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” and “The Times Square Killer,” which both reached the top #5 globally on Netflix; “Gossip,” a limited series chronicling Cindy Adams’ four-decade career at the New York Post as the “reigning queen of gossip” (Showtime); “Who Are You Charlie Brown?”, the definitive feature documentary on Charles Schulz (AppleTV+); “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” (Netflix); and “Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine” (Showtime); “We Are The Brooklyn Saints” (Netflix); “On Pointe” (Disney+); “The Day Sports Stood Still” (HBO); Dads (Apple+); “D Wade: Life Unexpected” (ESPN Films); and “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” (Magnolia Pictures).

Upcoming projects include “The Supermodels,” a docuseries featuring the iconic careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington (AppleTV+); the docuseries “Light & Magic” (Disney+) about the start of George Lucas’ special effects company Industrial Light and Magic; the Martin Scorsese-directed documentary on New York’s 1970’s music scene and the New York Dolls; and “Black and Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong” (AppleTV+).

About Vermilion Films

Vermilion Films is led by Peabody and Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated director and producer Irene Taylor. Vermilion documentaries have shown theatrically, at film festivals and on television worldwide. Vermilion’s most recent film, Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) was nominated for Best Documentary, in the 2020 Prime Time Emmy Awards, and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Vermilion’s other credits include “Hear and Now” ( Peabody Award, Sundance Audience Award, HBO), the HBO feature documentary “Beware the Slenderman” (Critics’ Choice Award and Emmy nominee) and several short films: “The Final Inch,” (Academy award and multiple Emmy award nominee, IDA’s Pare Lorentz Award), “Saving Pelican 895” (Emmy winner, best score), “One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp” (Prime Time Emmy winner for Best Children’s Programming). Irene also created the New York Times Op-Doc Between Sound and Silence, as well as “Open Your Eyes.”

Vermilion is based in Portland Oregon.

‘GMA3: What You Need To Know’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Women 18–49

‘GMA3: What You Need To Know’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Women 18–49
**Ratings Report for “GMA3: What You Need to Know”

For the week of May 23, 2022

‘GMA3: What You Need To Know’ Ranks No. 1 in Total Viewers and Women 18–49

‘GMA3’ Posts Gains Week to Week in All Key Demos —Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49

‘GMA3’ Leads NBC and CBS in Women 18-49 For First Time in 11 Months

Season to Date, ‘GMA3’ Leads CBS’ ‘The Talk’ in All Key Target Demos: Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49

“GMA3: What You Need to Know” ranked No. 1 in Total Viewers and Women 18-49 during the week of May 23, 2022, based on Live + Same Day Data from Nielsen Media Research, leading both CBS’ “The Talk” and NBC’s “TODAY Hoda & Jenna.” In fact, “GMA3” led both programs in Women 18-49 for the first time in 11 months — since w/o 6/28/21. In addition, “GMA3” beat NBC’s “TODAY Hoda & Jenna” by its largest Total Viewer margin (+230,000) in 1 ½ years — since w/o 11/2/20.

“GMA3” posted gains week to week in all key target demos: Total Viewers (+11% – 1.680 million vs. 1.513 million), Women 25-54 (+5% – 214,000 vs. 203,000) and Women 18-49 (+6% – 169,000 vs. 160,000). “GMA3” delivered its best Women 18-49 performance in 3 months and strongest Total Viewer and Women 25-54 (tie) numbers in 8 weeks — since weeks of 2/21/22 and 3/28/22, respectively.

“GMA3” also turned in across-the-board increases year to year: Total Viewers (+16% – 1.680 million vs. 1.452 million), Women 25-54 (+3% – 214,000 vs. 207,000) and Women 18-49 (+6% – 169,000 vs. 159,000).

Season to date, “GMA3” leads CBS’ “The Talk” in all key target demos: Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49.

NOTE: On Wednesday (5/25/22), NBC’s “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna” was retitled to “Tdy Hoda & Jenna” due to live coverage of a special report on the school shooting in Texas. On Friday (5/27/22), “GMA3” was retitled to “GMA3-ABC” and NBC’s “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna” was retitled to “Tdy Hoda & Jenna” due the Memorial Day weekend. The retitled telecasts are excluded from the weekly and season averages. “GMA3”’s (Monday-Thursday) weekly averages are based on four days and “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna”’s weekly averages are based on three days (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday).

“GMA3: What You Need to Know” is a one-hour program co-anchored by Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes with Dr. Jennifer Ashton as chief medical correspondent, airing weekdays at 1:00 p.m. ET| 12:00 p.m. CT on ABC. Catherine McKenzie is the executive producer.

PROGRAM AVERAGES TOTAL VIEWERS Women 25-54 (000) Women 18-49 (000)

“GMA3” 1,680,000 214,000 169,000

“The Talk” 1,619,000 198,000 121,000

“TODAY Hoda & Jenna” 1,450,000 229,000 167,000

Source: The Nielsen Company, NTI Total Viewers, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 Live + SD Current Week (w/o 5/23/22), Previous Week (w/o 5/16/22) and Year-Ago Week (w/o 5/24/21). Most Current: 2021 -2022 Season (9/20/21 – 5/29/22) and 2020 -2021 Season (9/21/21 – 5/30/21). *Beginning 8/31/20, national ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing. Averages based on regular telecasts.