ABC News Presents Dedicated, Week-Long Climate Coverage for Earth Day Across Programs and Platform
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Today, ABC News announced network-wide climate coverage to celebrate and recognize Earth Day with live reports and analysis from each region of the United States all week. “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “GMA3: What You Need to Know,” “Good Morning America: Weekend Edition,” ABC News Live, ABC News Digital and ABC Audio will have dedicated coverage.
Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist and managing editor of the climate unit, kicked off ABC News’ coverage on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday, April 17, as Zee discussed President Joe Biden’s progress on his climate agenda.
Zee’s 2,000+ mile electric vehicle road trip starting in Times Square began on Monday, April 18, and culminates in Miami Beach, Florida, with live reports throughout the week on ”GMA,” ”Good Morning America: Weekend Edition” and ”Nightline.” The series examines the expansion of electric vehicles in America, and ABC News will stop at automotive manufacturing facilities and charging stations, helping to demystify electric vehicle ownership.
In addition to Zee’s road trip, “Good Morning America” will feature daily segments, including on professional rock climber Alex Honnold’s trip to Guyana’s Amazon rainforest for National Geographic’s “Explorer: The Last Tepui” as well as eco-friendly small businesses and forest protection with broadcasts live from treetops in a partnership with National Geographic. Next week, chief national correspondent Matt Gutman will report from a South African rhino sanctuary on the birth of the first baby rhino to two orphans.
“World News Tonight with David Muir” aired a report on Monday, April 18, from correspondent Kayna Whitworth on the Colorado River and how the record-setting megadrought out West impacts water resources for millions of Americans. “World News Tonight” will feature Honnold’s climb of the tepui as part of his trip with National Geographic.
“Nightline” aired a piece on sustainable fashion on Monday, April 18, looking at the industry as a whole, where 85% of waste ends up in a garbage dump. The program will also cover the climate issues facing the Colorado River with reporting from Whitworth.
ABC News has partnered with Teen Vogue for a story about the impacts of climate change on mental health in high school students and how to combat eco-anxiety. Zee will have interviews with some of the students for “GMA3: What You Need to Know” and a digital story and video featured on ABCNews.com.
ABC News Live will air content from ABC Owned Television Stations, highlighting individuals across the country doing meaningful work in their communities to address climate change and the environment. ABC News Live Prime will take a look at climate challenges facing communities inside the United States and potential solutions.
ABC News Digital will feature stories about how the video game industry is tackling climate change, youth-led lawsuits as hundreds sue states over climate change, as well as a video on the future of renewable energy. “GMA” Digital will feature a series with Zee showcasing ways to make your life more sustainable, from your beauty routine to inside and outside your home.
A special edition of ABC News Radio’s “Perspective” will spotlight reports focused on climate change and Earth Day.
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April 20, 2022 12:00pm ET by Pressparty