ABC News Sends Diane Sawyer to China for November Sweeps Stunt
via press release:
DIANE SAWYER TO ANCHOR “WORLD NEWS” FROM CHINA
With Additional Reporting from David Muir and Clarissa Ward
Diane Sawyer will anchor “World News” from China Monday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 17, 2010. China’s worldwide influence has grown enormously over the past decade. Now the second largest economy in the world, the Chinese are buying more televisions, cars, homes, cell phones than any other country. Their progress in education, transportation, and green technologies is seen in newspaper headlines around the world.
Travelling from Beijing to Shanghai, “World News” will take an in-depth look at what has given China a leading edge while the United States faces a stalled economic recovery. Diane Sawyer, along with David Muir and Clarissa Ward, will go inside their classrooms and businesses to explore what they are doing today that we can be doing tomorrow.
The “World News” webpage on ABCNews.com will provide original, in-depth reporting from China, with video and text stories to compliment the broadcasts reports. Diane Sawyer and David Muir discuss the upcoming trip in today’s installment of “The Conversation” on ABCNews.com. Watch here.
Sawyer has taken “World News” on the road numerous times since taking over as anchor. She kicked off her tenure at “World News” in December 2009 by traveling to Copenhagen to interview Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and over the past ten months has anchored the broadcast from Afghanistan, Haiti, West Virginia, Palo Alto, CA, and the Gulf coast. She most recently traveled back to Louisville, KY to report on the economic state of her hometown.
“World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m., (ET) on the ABC Television Network. Jon Banner is the executive producer of the broadcast.