“NIGHTLINE PRIME”

By ABCNewsPR

Mar 13, 2014 3:47pm

The Next Generation of Primetime Newsmagazine Premieres Saturday, March 15 at 9 pm on ABC

ABC News’ iconic late night news magazine is coming again to primetime with a series of one hour programs that take viewers inside the most provocative stories of our time.  True to ”Nightline’s” long tradition of excellence in of-the-moment journalism and documentary-style storytelling, “Nightline Prime” will use the newest technologies to put viewers in the middle of stories as they unfold.  The new program puts the latest small, agile cameras out with journalists embedded at the center of the stories they are reporting,  enabling its teams to go farther, closer and deeper than previously possible.  “NIGHTLINE PRIME” premieres SATURDAY, MARCH 15 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC TELEVISION NETWORK.

Over the next several weeks, “Nightline” journalists ride shotgun with a group of motorcyclists as they attempt to shut down traffic in the heart of one American city in a high speed game of cat-and-mouse with police.  They venture into the barrios of Latin America to witness a dangerous underground trade in extreme beauty where young women in off the radar backroom clinics risk their lives for a new body.  They fly high with a group of daredevils walking a tight rope strung between hot air balloons 3000 feet in the air above Barcelona.  From the dreaded poisonous Snake Island of Brazil to the world of female bounty hunters in Los Angeles, from Texas to Tokyo and Jackson Mississippi to Korea, there is nowhere “Nightline Prime” won’t go to bring viewers up close to  the most surprising, unfolding stories of the day.

Jeanmarie Condon is executive producer. David Scott is senior broadcast producer.

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