ABC News to Broadcast President Obama's Address to the Nation from Afghanistan Tonight at 7:30PM EST

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May 1st, 2012

via press release:

“Nightline” Will Have Complete Coverage of the President's Trip in Late-Night



ABC News will broadcast live coverage of President Barack Obama’s remarks regarding the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan tonight, TUESDAY, MAY 1. The President is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m., ET from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.


Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor a special report from ABC News headquarters in New York. They will be joined by ABC News’ global affairs anchor Christiane Amanpour, as well as senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper and senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz.


Nightline,” the most-watched show in late-night, will have complete coverage of the President's trip tonight at 11:35 p.m., ET.


President Obama arrived Tuesday at the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan for meetings with President Karzai. There he will sign the Strategic Partnership Agreement, outlining the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship over the next decade.

  • DenverDean

    I’m assuming this means prime time will be starting late. I can’t imagine his teleprompter will stop at 8PM.

  • Mark

    Good grief.

  • Mark

    He should talk about how “torture” of terrorist suspects led to the discovery of Bin laden in Pakistan.

  • rob60990

    he’ll probably end on time. It depends how long after we have to hear Diane’s analysis.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @Mark: >>> He should talk about how “torture” of terrorist suspects led to the discovery of Bin laden in Pakistan. <<<

    I think about the "torture" that the victims of 9/11 endured before they either died or suffered critical injuries. The torture endured by the police, EMT's, and particularly the firefighters who lost a big chunk of its department that faithful day.

    And, most of all, I think of the mental and emotional torture that the wives, husbands, children, grandchildren, brother and sisters of the rescuers and citizens go through each and everyday, because Bin Laden robbed them of the survivors' loved ones.

    I didn't think that Obama would give such an order to execute Bin Laden on the spot as the President and his chief advisors were watching the raid and capture unfold, live via satellite. But, I'm glad he did.

    Bill Clinton blew it during the 1990s. Other Arab nations were begging Clinton to take Bin Laden, but he refused. Despite some wise and almost unbelievable testimony given by Col. Oliver North of why Osama was the most dangerous person in the world.

  • Ralph Hahn

    THIS JUST IN! George Stephanopoulos’ step-stool just arrived for the press event in Afghanistan. lol

  • LLL

    So 7:30 eastern time is 6:30 central time. That means there will be no effect on Tuesday prime time.

  • Pete

    Is he still milking the Ben Laden killing for his own political benefit?

  • Jase


    As if a republican president wouldn’t be out there doing the same thing had this happened on his watch. I may not agree with the tactics, but dude is trying to get re-elected. With that said, no need to whine.

  • Bob

    Political stunt. Must milk this story until November and never hear about it again. He is so transparent and fake.

  • Amy

    Bob –

    Presumptive Republican nominee praises President – USA Today/May 1 – “I commend all those who planned and conducted the bin Laden raid, and I applaud President Obama for giving the go-ahead for the mission,” (Mitt) Romney said in a statement to mark the one-year anniversary of bin Laden’s death.

    Republican “stunt” – CNN/May 2, 2003 – From the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, President Bush announced in a nationally televised address that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”

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