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ABC News Radio Specials
8 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
America Strong: Cal Fire
This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” ABC's Alex Stone reports.
7 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
America Strong: Old School Businesses
This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” EJ Becker reports from Kansas City.
7 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
America Strong: Beauty 2 the Streetz
This month ABC News is telling stories of strength and resilience, during one of the darkest stretches in this country’s history. We’re calling the series “America Strong.” ABC"s Jason Nathanson reports.
37 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
Remembering 9/11: 20 Years Later
Saturday marks twenty years since the 9/11 terror attacks. ABC's Aaron Katersky takes us back to that day with a riveting account of how that day unfolded, told through the stories of first responders, survivors and others. The last survivor, pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center 27 hours after the attack, provides her first-hand account of that day. Finally, we revisit the young women and their then-infants left behind when their husbands and fathers were killed that day and how these widows have helped their children remember the fathers they've never met.
97 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
What are we doing to make money now? And what are we doing that we weren’t doing a just a couple of years ago? This Labor Day weekend, ABC News Radio presents “Help Wanted.” Host Cheri Preston explores the ever-changing American labor landscape – which jobs we’re pursuing now and which remain vacant. We’ll look at jobs that have gotten a lot harder and ones that we didn’t even know were jobs. Cheri and the team of ABC correspondents will examine the urgent need for cybersecurity experts, talk to the brave men and women fighting wildfires in the West and even explore how some are earning a substantial living with TikTok.
37 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Gun Violence in America
This Special Report from ABC News Radio explores the uniquely American problem of gun violence and what might be done to reverse the deadly trends. We start by defining the problem – it’s not just mass shootings -- then we examine the effect of gun violence on children, we talk about the connection to mental health, and we visit cities where they’ve tried different solutions, with different degrees of success. Hosted by Aaron Katersky, this special includes reporting by Michelle Franzen, Tara Gimbel, Daria Albinger, Stephanie Pawlowski, Mark Remillard and Alex Stone.
3 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Ep. 5 Gun Violence in America: Newark
This week, ABC News has been exploring Gun Violence in America – why it’s so bad, and how we might be able to prevent it. Today, we visit a city that was once considered one of this country’s most dangerous, but that changed after police changed the way they do their jobs. Here’s ABC’s Mark Remillard.
7 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Ep. 4: Gun Violence in America: Do Something
This week ABC News is exploring gun violence in America – why it’s so bad, and how we might be able to prevent it. Today we start looking at possible solutions, beginning with the police in a city where there's been a big spike in gun crime. Here's ABC Alex Stone.
5 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Ep. 3: Gun Violence in America: Mental Health
This week, ABC News is exploring Gun Violence in America – why it’s so bad, and how we might be able to prevent it. Today’s topic is mental health, something that comes up often, in the debate about guns. Here’s ABC’s Daria Albinger.
5 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Ep. 2: Gun Violence in America: Kids and Guns
This week ABC News is exploring gun violence in America – why it’s so bad, and how we might be able to prevent it. Today, it's about kids. Growing up in the country means doing lockdown drills at school, the way their parents did fire drills. They're living, and all too often dying, with guns. ABC’s Michelle Franzen explores.
9 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 1: Gun Violence in America: Defining the Problem
This week ABC News is exploring gun violence in America – why it’s so bad, and how we might be able to prevent it. Today, we define the problem. What exactly do we mean when we say “gun violence,” something that claims dozens of American lives every day. ABC’s Aaron Katersky investigates.
97 minutes | Jul 3, 2021
Everyone loves to play. And this summer, we’re readier than ever to have fun. After being largely cooped up for a year, Americans are starting to get back out, explore the world, and discover (or rediscover) the things that entertain us. This July 4th weekend, ABC News Radio presents “Press Play.” Host Jason Nathanson explores how we’re being entertained now – what we’re watching, what we’re listening to, and what we’re doing. Jason and the team of ABC correspondents will take you to the movies; to the nation’s newest National Park; and to concerts. They’ll play Pickleball – the fastest growing sport in the country – and introduce you to some obsessed fans.
98 minutes | May 29, 2021
Honor, Hope & Healing
This Memorial Day weekend, ABC News Radio once again offers a special presentation. Hosted by Aaron Katersky, “Honor, Hope and Healing” pays tribute to America’s heroes – honoring not only our fallen military personnel, but also the everyday heroes on the front lines of the pandemic, families coping with loss and others trying to heal wounds of the last year.This year, we visit Arlington National Cemetery to explore its history and hear from those who travel there regularly to visit loved ones. We’ll also spotlight nurses from around the country who’ve worked tirelessly treating COVID-19 patients, and meet at 100 year-old Marine Corps veteran who defied the odds by making it out of the Pacific theatre alive and later surviving coronavirus. Plus, many other moving stories of hope, courage and community spirit.
37 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
The Biden Presidency: The First 100 Days
Thursday marks the 100th day of the Biden presidency. Our team examines which promises he has kept or broken, how he has handled challenges both anticipated and unforeseen and checks in with the voters who put him over the top in the 2020 election. ABC's Aaron Katersky hosts our special.
42 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
The Death of George Floyd: The Derek Chauvin Trial
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd. We examine what this verdict says about policing and race and justice in America and where we go from here. ABC's Aaron Katersky anchors our special.
40 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
The Pandemic: One Year Later
One year to the day the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, President Biden spoke to American in a primetime address telling them they could celebrate Independence Day with loved ones if they continue to follow guidelines and get vaccinated. He also said Americans 18 and over will be eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1st. This podcast includes the president's remarks as well as our analysis from ABC News White House Correspondent Karen Travers, Medical Contributor Dr. Jay Bhatt and Political Analyst Steve Roberts. Our program is hosted by ABC's Aaron Katersky.
37 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
COVID-19: The Toll On America
More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. The country crossing that heartbreaking milestone today. We pay tribute to the lives lost and the millions more who have been impacted. ABC's Aaron Katersky hosts our special.
36 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Former President Donald Trump Acquitted
Today the U.S. Senate voted to acquit former president Donald Trump on a 57-43 vote. Seven Republican senators joined Democrats to vote Trump guilty of incitement of insurrection, but falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for a conviction. The outcome was evident, but the trial exposes division in the Republican party and raises questions about the future of Trump himself. ABC's Aarom Katersky leads our team as we explore those issues and more.
36 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
The Impeachment Trial of Former President Donald Trump
For only the fourth time an impeached American president goes on trial in the United States Senate, a venue that became the scene of a crime former President Trump is accused of inciting. The trial opened with a bracing presentation that forced the Senators to recall the events of January 6 and a debate over whether it was even constitutional to hold it. We break down the arguments and preview what’s to come.
19 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
The Inauguration of President Joe Biden
Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today. The day culminated a lifetime of work for President Biden to get to the White House. He wasted no time once in office signing several executive orders. Vice President Kamala Harris made history becoming the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American to become Vice President. ABC News' Aaron Katersky anchors our recap of today's inauguration from the nation's capital.
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