ABC News Powerhouse Political Team to Report for All Broadcasts and Platforms as Washington Takes Debt Debate Down to the Wire

By Coordinator

Jul 30, 2011 4:01pm

ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COVERAGE FOR “COUNTDOWN TO CRISIS”

Chief Political Correspondent and "GMA" Co-Anchor George Stephanopoulos to Report from Washington on Sunday, July 31 and Co-Anchor "GMA" from There on Monday, August 1

Diane Sawyer to Anchor "ABC World News" from Washington on Monday, August 1

ABCNews.com to Publish Special Editions of its Political Tip sheet "The Note"

With the clock ticking and just over two days left to stave off a U.S. default, the ABC News powerhouse political team will be reporting for all broadcasts and platforms. 

ABC News Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos will co-anchor the Sunday editions of "Good Morning America" and “ABC World News” from Washington and will contribute reporting and analysis for "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" on July 31. Stephanopoulos will also co-anchor "Good Morning America" from Washington on Monday, August 1.

On Monday, August 1, Diane Sawyer will anchor "ABC World News" from Washington D.C.  With just hours left before the deadline to avoid default, Sawyer and ABC's powerhouse political team will bring viewers the latest on the debate from the nation's Capitol. 

In addition, throughout the weekend ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl will bring viewers inside the negotiations occurring between lawmakers on Capitol Hill and in the White House as they work to avoid a U.S. default on its debt.

ABC News Political Director Amy Walter and Deputy Political Director Michael Falcone will publish special morning and evening editions of ABC's popular political tip sheet "The Note."  Up to the minute reporting from the political unit will be available throughout the day at ABCNews.com on "The Note" and "Political Punch" blogs.

A full rundown for Sunday's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour" can be found here. Christiane Amanpour's headliners include White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe and Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.). 

ABC News Radio is providing comprehensive coverage with reporting from ABC News Radio White House correspondent Ann Compton and ABC News Radio Correspondent Vic Ratner on Capitol Hill.

ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, has Tahman Bradley and Karen Travers reporting on this story for ABC's affiliates, clients and international partners.

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