‘Nightline Now’ to Cover President’s Address to Congress Using Twitter

By Jonathan Dube

Feb 23, 2009 7:46am

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, as President Barack Obama addresses a joint
session of Congress, ABC News’ "Nightline" will provide in-depth
analysis of the speech as part of the launch of a new and unprecedented
venture on the Web.

"Nightline" will team up with ABCNews.com, ABC News NOW and
Twitter for a shared conversation to take place online and on
television. As Obama addresses Congress, Web users will be invited to
post their reactions to the president’s speech on Twitter and have them
appear on ABCNews.com. Additionally, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET,
ABCNews.com will live stream ABC News NOW’s coverage of the president’s

Beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET, "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran
will appear live on ABCNews.com and ABC News NOW to respond to viewer
comments, tweets, and messages. Viewer reaction will uploaded onto the
homepage of ABCNews.com and discussed simultaneously on ABC News NOW.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Tweets from Terry Moran and "Nightline" during the president’s address.

ABC’s White House correspondent Yunji de Nies will moderate the
discussion. "Politics Live" anchor Sam Donaldson, along with senior
political reporter Rick Klein, will join Moran in the analysis.

Moran will continue to share viewer reaction to the speech
during "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. ET and later at 12:05 a.m. ET on
ABCNews.com. This new online shared user experience is part of
"Nightline’s" commitment to building its audience through its growing
presence on the Web.

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