'Nightline Now' to Cover President's Address to Congress

"Nightline" launches new partnership with ABCNews.com, ABC News NOW and Twitter.

ByABC News
February 23, 2009, 4:27 PM

Feb. 23, 2009— -- On Tuesday, Feb. 24, as President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress, ABC News' "Nightline" will provide in-depth analysis of the speech as part of the launch of a new and unprecedented venture on the Web.

"Nightline" will team up with ABCNews.com, ABC News NOW and Twitter for a shared conversation to take place online and on television. As Obama addresses Congress, Web users will be invited to post their reactions to the president's speech on Twitter and have them appear on ABCNews.com. Additionally, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET, ABCNews.com will live stream ABC News NOW's coverage of the president's address.

Beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET, "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran will appear live on ABCNews.com and ABC News NOW to respond to viewer comments, tweets, and messages. Viewer reaction will uploaded onto the homepage of ABCNews.com and discussed simultaneously on ABC News NOW.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Tweets from Terry Moran and "Nightline" during the president's address.

ABC's White House correspondent Yunji de Nies will moderate the discussion. "Politics Live" anchor Sam Donaldson, along with senior political reporter Rick Klein, will join Moran in the analysis.

Moran will continue to share viewer reaction to the speech during "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. ET and later at 12:05 a.m. ET on ABCNews.com. This new online shared user experience is part of "Nightline's" commitment to building its audience through its growing presence on the Web.

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