A Week of Reflection on the Life and Legacy of President John F. Kennedy Across All ABC News Programs & Platforms Starts Sunday, November 17
ABC News Digital to Stream Live, Anchored Coverage of the 50 th Anniversary Ceremonies in Dallas and Boston on Friday, November 22
As Americans gather to reflect on the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, ABC News will air a special week of programming to mark the 50 th anniversary of his assassination on November 22, 1963. Special coverage will air on all ABC News programs and platforms, including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," ABC News Radio, ABCNews.com and all digital platforms, throughout the week of November 17. On Friday, November 22 ABC News Chief National Correspondent & Anchor Byron Pitts will provide updates of the day's anniversary events from Dallas, Texas for all programs and platforms, including a special, digital live stream.
Programming highlights include:
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Throughout the week ABC News Digital will provide complete coverage of the 50 th anniversary of the JFK assassination across ABCNews.com, GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo!, ABC News' iPad, iPhone & Android apps, as well as on ABC News Mobile properties. On Friday, November 22, ABC News Digital will kick off special live stream coverage of the 50 th anniversary ceremonies at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. ABC News' Dan Kloeffler will anchor live stream coverage from New York beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET, with continuing coverage until 2:30 p.m. ET.
ABC News Digital editorial content will include a live blog, "LIVE: Blogging a Nation's Tragedy" which will provide users with comprehensive reporting of the day's events as if it were 50 years ago. This live blog will also incorporate social media tools available today, along with archival video, historical images and quotes. In addition, ABCNews.com will feature a rich multimedia experience with interactive graphics, including:
ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage including a two-hour special broadcast, "Three Shots Rang Out: An ABC News Special - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later," anchored by ABC's Diane Sawyer. The broadcast will take listeners back to Dealey Plaza fifty years ago with the first audio reports of the assassination, eyewitness accounts and key newsmakers of that day. ABC News Radio correspondent Jim Ryan will report from Dallas throughout the day.
ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service, will provide full coverage with live reports from Dallas, Texas with ABC NewsOne correspondent Brandi Hitt for more than 200 ABC affiliates, stations and clients.
Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.
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