‘Nightline’ Flexes Its Twitter Muscle

ABC spinoff show, debuting in June, will be hosted by Terry Moran.

In yet another attempt by the mainstream media to capitalize on the Twitter phenomenon, ABC News’ "Nightline," is launching a half-hour web show titled NightTline which will utilize the new technology.

 

Show anchor Terry Moran will pull up Tweets from viewers on a touch screen in real time, allowing the program's 400,000 followers to interact with panelists by directly asking the questions online.

 

“Nightline has been a pioneer in its embrace of Twitter,” James Goldston, Nightline’s Executive Producer, said in a Broadcasting & Cable report. “This new collaboration provides an ideal venue for news and Twitter enthusiasts alike.”

 

NightTline is slated to debut this Wednesday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m.

 

The first episode of the show will include panelists Andrew McCarthy, former U.S. Attorney, and former Air Force interrogator Matthew Alexander debating the subject of political torture.