ABC News plans streaming, virtual reality eclipse coverage
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ABC News will offer a two hour special on the upcoming total solar eclipse, the first one of its kind in 33 years, across multiple platforms.
The network will offer a TV special, entitled “The Great American Eclipse,” from 1 to 3 p.m. eastern time on August 21, 2017, hosted by “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir.
Muir will lead coverage from Charleston, South Carolina, with Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee in Nashville, Tennessee and Meteorologist Rob Marciano in Lincoln City, Oregon and a team of correspondents fanned out across the country including Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, Senior National Correspondent Matt Gutman, “The View” Co-Host and ABC News Correspondent Sara Haines, and Correspondents David Kerley, Clayton Sandell, Nick Watt, Eva Pilgrim, T.J. Holmes and Adrienne Bankert.
These locations have been selected for their positions along the so-called “path of totality,” the line bisecting the country where the eclipse will be best visible.
Coverage will be streamed on the ABC website, Facebook and YouTube — with additional content published to the network’s various social media accounts.
ABC News Digital will also offer a pre- and post-live stream show led by Anchor Amna Nawaz, a cinematic VR experience from within the “path of totality,” 360 video, a time-lapse sequence and an OTT showcase focused on the event.