Nightline Explores Iran Crisis with Daily Half-Hour Digital Program

Broadcasting special edition on the escalating crisis in Iran.

ByABC News
June 23, 2009, 5:18 PM

June 23, 2009— -- As ABC News "Nightline" continues to cover the escalating crisis in Iran, the program is dedicating a daily half-hour digital program entirely to the crisis in the region. In the first installment of "Nightline: Iran in Crisis," which aired today at 11:30 a.m. ET, Cynthia McFadden moderated a conversation with ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Jim Scuitto, who has been covering Iran for the network, and Michael Rubin from the American Enterprise Institute, while fielding viewer comments and questions via Twitter.

"Nightline: Iran in Crisis" is broadcast daily at 11:30am ET and available on the Nightline section of and on ABC News NOW, the network's 24-hour digital channel.

"Nightline: Iran in Crisis" is an extension of "NightTline," a weekly "Twittercast" hosted by the show's anchors and correspondents that airs Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. ET and also available on and ABC News NOW. The first edition of "NightTline" aired Wednesday May 13, 2009. Last week's edition of "NightTline" was focused on Iran.

On Thursday, June 25, "Nightline" will continue its reporting on the crisis in Iran with a special edition of the program devoted entirely to reporting the latest news from the region. "Nightline" originated thirty years ago from the ABC News special broadcasts, "The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage," which began November 8, 1979, four days after the American hostages were seized at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

The daily digital program, "Nightline: Iran in Crisis" begins airing today on and ABC News NOW. The special edition of "Nightline" dedicated entirely to the news out of Iran airs Thursday, June 25 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.

"Nightline" and its anchors and correspondents currently have more than one million followers on Twitter and can be found at: is consistently ranked among the top news sites. ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news, information and lifestyle network currently available across broadband, mobile and cable platforms.

"Nightline" is anchored by Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir. James Goldston is the executive producer. "Nightline" airs at 11:35 p.m. (ET/PT) weeknights on the ABC Television Network.

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