May 11, 2009— -- "Nightline" is expanding its ongoing relationship with Twitter to develop "NightTline," a new half-hour digital program hosted by the show's anchors and correspondents that provides a forum for viewers to simultaneously discuss and debate the news of the day through the prism of Twitter.
It will be available for viewing on the "Nightline" page at ABCNEWS.com. It can also be viewed on ABC News Now, the network's 24-hour digital channel. New, unique visualization of Twitter using Pixel touch screen technology will be employed for the first time on the site.
"Nightline" has been a pioneer in its embrace of Twitter," said James Goldston, "Nightline's" executive producer. "This new collaboration provides an ideal venue for news and Twitter enthusiasts alike."
Episodes will take on the program's popular "Face-Off" model, a live debate on issues being discussed on the national stage, which "Nightline" has made successful in its recent on air programming.
To date, "Nightline" and its anchors and correspondents have more than 1 million Twitter followers.
Click Here to sign up for Tweets from the "Nightline" team and participate in the program.