ABC News Coverage of “Crisis in Syria” — Diane Sawyer Interview with President Obama

By David Ford

Sep 9, 2013 5:18pm

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ABC News to Air Live Coverage of the President’s Address to the Nation on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.

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ABC News Anchors and Correspondents Reporting from Across the Region for All Platforms

ABC News is providing comprehensive coverage of the crisis in Syria across its television, digital, and radio platforms. ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent and Anchor Terry Moran is reporting for all broadcasts and platforms from the nearby city of Beirut; he is joined there by Middle East Correspondent Alexander Marquardt. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz are reporting from Washington. Full coverage from ABC News Digital here: http://abcn.ws/16f5R8s.

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Diane Sawyer will interview President Obama at the White House on Monday, September 9.  This comes as the President is intensifying his efforts to make the case for limited strikes against Syria to both Congress and the American public. The interview will air Monday night on “World News with Diane Sawyer” (6:30 p.m., ET), which Sawyer will anchor from Washington. Portions will also appear on “Nightline” (12:35 a.m., ET) and Tuesday on “Good Morning America” (7:00 a.m., ET).

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ABC News will air special coverage of President Obama’s Address to the Nation on the ABC Television Network Tuesday, September 10 beginning at 9:00 p.m., ET. Diane Sawyer will anchor live coverage from ABC News World Headquarters; Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, and ABC’s team of reporters in the region will contribute.  “Nightline” will have a complete wrap up of the president’s address.

Additionally, on Wednesday night “Nightline” will feature a report from Lama Hasan from Jordan on at team of doctors from the US, some Syrian-American, working to help some of the two million refugees who have fled from the civil war on Wednesday night. Plus, a special edition of “Nightline: Caught in the Crossfire” will air on Thursday night. Three months ago ABC News identified several individuals in the northern city of Aleppo, gave them cameras, and asked them to record their daily lives for this landmark series of eyewitness reports.

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Marc Burstein is the Senior Executive Producer for ABC News Special Events. Jon Williams is the Managing Editor of International News for ABC News.

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