ABC News’ Sunday Morning Broadcast, This Week with George Stephanopoulos is getting a new home. As the result of a partnership between ABC News and Newseum, in Washington D.C, Stephanopoulos’s show will be broadcast from the Newseum, which is a journalism museum located just minutes from the U.S Capitol. The move is expected to happen in the early part of 2008.
George Stephanopoulos has anchored ABC’s Sunday morning news program, This Week, since 2002. The program features newsmaker interviews and roundtable discussions on a wide range of issues. Familiar faces seen on This Week have included, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, George Will, and other ABC News correspondents and contributors.
The 2006-2007 season marked the end of This Weeks’ 25th year and George Stephanopoulos’ 5th year as anchor. The show launched in 1981 with host David Brinkley.
In 2006, This Week with George Stephanopoulos won a USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for its On the Trail series. The On the Trail segments focused on several heated Senate races during the 2006 Midterm elections, taking anchor George Stephanopoulos out of the studio to join candidates on the campaign trail. On the Trail continues as a segment on This Week, now spotlighting the 2008 presidential contenders.
This Week continues to perform strongly against the competition. This Week is the only Sunday discussion program up for the 2006/2007 season among Total Viewers and is also the only Sunday discussion program to increase year-to-date among Total Viewers. This Week placed a solid second among Total Viewers for the recently completed 3Q and continues to close the Total Viewing and Adults 25-54 demo gap with NBC’s Meet the Press by double digits.
The Newseum is a museum of news that will open in the first quarter of 2008 on historic Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and U.S. Capitol, in Washington D.C. The Newseum will offer visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on interactive experiences. The museum features seven levels of galleries, 15 theaters, and state-of-the-art broadcast facilities where visitors can go behind the scenes to learn how and why news is made.
Visit the "This Week" website to read more about the show at: http://abcnews.go.com/politics
Katherine O’Hearn is the executive producer of This Week and George Stephanopoulos is the anchor. The program airs Sundays on the ABC Television Network.
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