By Sahil Patel
ABC and Yahoo and their news divisions have a pretty robust partnership, which often leads to the two organizations co-programming and hosting news specials tied to major news and events in the US. In the past, this has included coverage of the most recent election to President Barack Obama’s second Inauguration Day earlier this year.
Now the two news outfits are teaming up to host a “hybrid digital-television event” tomorrow to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech. ABC and Yahoo plan to live-stream coverage of the celebration tomorrow beginning at 11am ET. When President Obama speaks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the partners will simulcast a special report across ABC’s broadcast network and the Yahoo-ABC News digital network, which encompasses ABC News’ digital platforms and Yahoo News.
The programming will be anchored by George Stephanopoulos and Dan Kloeffler from ABC News World Headquarters in NY. ABC News’ roster of correspondents, anchors, and guests will also be on hand, including chief national correspondent Byron Pitts and senior national correspondent Jim Avila.
ABC also plans to air “special coverage” during broadcasts of “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,” and “Nightline.”
The special coverage will be overseen by Marc Burstein, senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.
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