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ABC Provides Extensive TV and Radio COVID-19 Coverage

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/2/2020

ABC News is producing extensive, daily coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak (also known as coronavirus) across all platforms. On March 6, ABC News created a daily program called “COVID-19: What You Need To Know” on its streaming channel ABC News Live. The show airs at noon on weekdays and is simulcast on ABC News Radio, with anchor Aaron Katersky providing radio-specific content.

Katersky also hosts ABC Audio’s daily podcast, “COVID-19: What You Need to Know.” ABC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton answers questions from social media. “Nightline” will also focus exclusively on the coronavirus.

“In times of global crisis, we as journalists have a public service to give our viewers the essential information they need to stay informed and help them make any decisions for their own and their family’s well-being,” said Nightline Executive Producer Steven Baker. “This type of in-depth daily coverage is in the show’s DNA.”

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