ABC NEWS AND YAHOO! ANNOUNCE AN UNPRECEDENTED KICK-OFF TO THE ELECTION YEAR BY INTERVIEWING EACH OF THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES LIVE FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
In one year Americans will go to the polls to make their voice heard as they cast their vote for President of the United States. To kick-start the year of digital election coverage, ABC News and Yahoo! News will launch an unprecedented day of live, online-first interviews with each of the leading Republican Presidential candidates from the campaign trail on November 8, 2011. ABC News anchors and correspondents will bring viewers a big picture understanding of where the candidates stand on the key issues so each voter can make the most informed personal choice at the ballot box. This historic all-day online event, brings together your candidates for president like never before and only ABC News and Yahoo! can offer this up-close access and bring your questions to the forefront.
The interviews will be a part of the “Newsmakers” series with Yahoo! News and will be live-streamed on ABCNews.com and Yahoo.com. Portions of the interviews will also air on ABC News broadcasts and platforms including “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with Christiane Amanpour,” and ABC News Radio. ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, will also make portions of the interviews available to ABC stations and affiliates across the country. ABC News and Yahoo! will solicit questions from viewers and users in the week leading up to the event so their voices can be heard on the key issues of the day
George Stephanopoulos to interview Mitt Romney in Chicago, Illinois
Jonathan Karl to interview Herman Cain in Scottsdale, Arizona
Christiane Amanpour to interview Rick Perry in Austin, Texas
Jake Tapper to interview Newt Gingrich in Washington, DC
Terry Moran to interview Ron Paul in Clute, Texas
Ron Claiborne to interview Michelle Bachmann in Charleston, SC
John Berman to interview Rick Santorum in Manchester, New Hampshire
Sharyn Alfonsi to interview Jon Huntsman in Coral Gables, Florida
Tune in on ABCNews.com and Yahoo.com throughout the day Tuesday, November 8 th for live interviews with the republican presidential candidates. Submit your questions to the candidates at ABCNews.com or on Twitter with the hashtag #askGOP.