or


[07/20/12 - 09:37 AM]
ABC News Plans Comprehensive Breaking News Coverage of the Mass Shooting in Aurora, Colorado
Chris Cuomo will anchor a special live edition of "20/20" tonight from Colorado at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC NEWS PLANS COMPREHENSIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE OF THE MASS SHOOTING IN AURORA, COLORADO

ABC's Clayton Sandell Reported Live from Aurora Friday Morning for All Broadcasts and Platforms

Woman Who Identified Herself as the Mother of the Suspect Tells ABC: "You have the right person... I need to call the police"

Diane Sawyer to Anchor a Special Edition of "ABC World News," With Weekend Anchor David Muir Reporting from Aurora

Chris Cuomo to Anchor a Special Live Edition of "20/20" Tonight from Colorado at 10:00 PM

ABCNews.com, ABC News Radio and ABC NewsOne Will Provide Continuing Coverage Throughout the Day

ABC News plans comprehensive breaking news coverage of the mass shooting that occurred at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado early Friday morning that has left at least 14 people dead and at least 50 people injured, according to authorities. ABC's Clayton Sandall reported live from the scene on Friday morning. He continues to report for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms.

ABC's David Wright and Cecilia Vega will join Clayton Sandall on the scene. ABC News senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser and ABC News consultant and former FBI agent Brad Garrett are contributing to reporting for all broadcast and platforms.

Diane Sawyer will anchor a special edition of "ABC World News" on Friday night, with "World News" weekend anchor David Muir reporting live from the scene in Colorado.

Chris Cuomo will anchor a special live edition of "20/20" from Aurora, Colorado tonight at 10:00 p.m., ET (at 9:01 p.m. in tonight's two-hour "20/20," ABC will broadcast "The Camera Never Lies," anchored by Deborah Roberts).

Bill Weir will anchor a special edition of "Nightline" at 11:35 p.m., ET from New York with live team coverage from Colorado.

Christina Ng will be reporting from Colorado for ABC News digital platforms. Alex Stone and Jim Ryan will report throughout the day from the scene for ABC News Radio, and Brandi Hitt will be providing continuing coverage from Aurora for ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service.

*****************

ABC NEWS BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

At 4:53 a.m., ET, "ABC World News Now" anchors Rob Nelson and Paula Farris led a special report that was broadcast (WATCH).

At 7:00 a.m., ET, "Good Morning America" began special coverage anchored by George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott and Amy Robach, with senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser and ABC News consultant and former FBI agent Brad Garrett reporting.

George Stephanopoulos opened the broadcast with all of the key details: "Let's get right to that breaking news - a horrific scene just east of Denver where a night at the movies has turned into a nightmare. As we said, at least 14 dead, 50 injured. The suspect, a young man, 24 years-old. Eyewitnesses describe him as armed for battle -- a rifle, a handgun, a shotgun and smoke bombs -- wearing a bullet proof vest and a gas mask -- police believe now he acted alone, but they continue to search the entire area. The suspect's apartment complex has been evacuated -- reports that explosives were found there."

"GMA" spoke to many eyewitnesses throughout the morning. Amy Robach spoke to Lamar Lane, a 21-year-old who was inside the theatre. George Stephanopoulos had a phone interview with Nicole Williams, a spokesperson for Swedish Medical Center, where a number of the victims were rushed right after the shooting.

At 8:06 a.m., ET, ABC News reported that the James Holmes had been identified as the identity of the suspected shooter and reported it on ABCNews.com. George Stephanopoulos reported the news on "GMA" at 8:07 a.m., ET.

In the 8:00 a.m., ET hour, Amy Robach spoke with another eyewitness, a 15-year-old girl who saw the shooter, and Josh Elliott did an interview with a 25-year-old eyewitness.

A San Diego woman identifying herself as James Holmes' mother spoke briefly with ABC News reporter Matt Mosk this morning. She had awoken unaware of the news of the shooting and had not been contacted by authorities. She immediately expressed concern that her son may have been involved, saying "You have the right person." "I need to call the police," she added. "I need to fly out to Colorado." More: http://abcn.ws/OLS2kN

ABCNews.com has been providing up the minute reporting throughout the morning. For the latest details see these stories:

· Mass Shooting at Colo. Movie Theater, 14 People Dead - http://abcn.ws/OLS2kN

· Aurora 'Dark Knight' Shooting Suspect Identified: James Holmes -- http://abcn.ws/Ph96A9

· Obama Responds to Colo. Shooting -- http://abcn.ws/Ph9bnt

In addition, ABC News has been working closely throughout the morning with its affiliate station in Denver KMGH-TV.





  [july 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 20/20 (ABC)











[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.

[01/30/15 - 09:06 AM]
"Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up," A Unique Hybrid of Comedy, Confession and Life-Saving Information, Debuts Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
Taped at the Levity Live Comedy Club inside the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY, the special showcases O'Donnell's skills as a laugh-out-loud stand-up comedian, while incorporating a vital message literally near and dear to her heart.

[01/30/15 - 08:44 AM]
Series Finale of "Parenthood" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience Since December 11, 2012
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return with a Demo Victory
"Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" return up double-digits from their fall finales in adults 18-49.