ABC News Schedule for Special Coverage of the Supreme Court’s Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage-

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June 26th, 2013


via press release:


ABC News Special Coverage OF the Supreme Court’s

Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage


ABC News Providing the Whole Picture Across All Platforms

On How the Court’s Decisions Impact Americans


ABC News is providing comprehensive coverage of the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage across all broadcasts and platforms, giving viewers the whole picture on how the decision will impact the modern American family. The Supreme Court handed down two rulings today, bolstering same-sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing a lower court ruling to stand that struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage Advocates in Two Rulings Same-Sex Spouses Cheer DOMA's Demise


ABC News aired a special report anchored by George Stephanopoulos from 10:01 a.m., ET to 10:39 a.m., ET to cover the Supreme Court’s rulings on the two key cases. Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) reported from the Supreme Court along with ABC News Supreme Court reporter Ariane De Vogue (@ArianeDeVogue). ABC News Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams contributed to coverage, with Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny (@JeffZeleny) and Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVegaABC) covering reaction from Congress and San Francisco, respectively.


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Moran, who covers the Supreme Court for ABC News, was recently recognized by the White House Correspondents’ Association with the Merriman Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential Coverage Under Deadline Pressure for his reporting on the Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act last year.


ABC News coverage will continue Wednesday evening on “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30 p.m., ET and in late-night on “Nightline” at 12:35 a.m., ET. will provide in-depth reporting on the decisions and their impact throughout the day. For the latest information, visit the ABC live-blog here: ABC News will also have updates across its social media platforms, including and Twitter @ABC.


ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, will provide coverage for nearly 200 ABC affiliates, stations and clients, with Correspondent Tahman Bradley reporting from the Supreme Court. 


ABC News Radio will provide reports to stations throughout the day anchored by Scott Goldberg, with reporting from ABC News Radio Correspondent Vic Ratner at the Supreme Court and Correspondent Alex Stone in San Francisco.


The latest information on ABC News’ coverage plans here.

  • UKTVFan

    So in other words, ABC is letting us know that when breaking news from the Supreme Court occurred this morning, the network did what it has done for years with breaking news — interrupted regular programming to alert viewers about the news, and then continue to discuss the breaking news later in the day on the World News and Nightline? Did this really warrant a press release?

  • Joseph

    The best time to have issued this press release was yesterday (June 25th), since the network knew yesterday that the decisions would be issued shortly after 10 A.M. EDT today (June 26th) and ABC News could have announced how they would cover the announcement of these rulings.

    ABC could have written in that press release yesterday that “ABC News will carry a live special report beginning at 10 A.M. EDT Wednesday morning and will continue until both decisions are made public and initial public reaction is given. Coverage will be anchored by George Stephanopoulos, with live reports from Terry Moran at the Supreme Court…”

  • david

    yah a press release letting us know they covered an event at the suppreme court in the morning. lol the press release should have gone out yesterday afternoon like someone else pointed out.

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