ABC and CBS kick of election week coverage from special studios
In addition to NBC News‘ “Meet the Press” debuting the network’s election headquarters set, CBS and ABC’s Sunday morning political affairs programs also originated from unique setups Nov. 1, 2020, ahead of the 2020 United States general election.
ABC’s “This Week,” which normally splits time between New York and Washington, D.C., used the second floor of the “Good Morning America” studios in Times Square that’s usually home base for “GMA3: What You Need to Know.”
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, “This Week” has largely been originating from the first floor part of the studio, where its moderator, George Stephanopoulos, also anchors “GMA” from on weekdays.
Upstairs, the broadcast took advantage of the large video wall and expandable curved desk built for “GMA3” that proved especially effective during the show’s signature “Powerhouse Roundtable” segment.