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When you sit down in the comfort of your easy chair and turn on the news, you expect to be informed about the days events around the world. With the American Broadcasting Network, that is exactly what happens. Now, there are those news stories that demand extra investigation and information. That is the purpose of ABC News Specials. These special programs, anchored by Barbara Walters, or one of the other news anchors, delves deeper into some news stories. They can be political in nature, news from the entertainment world, human interest, or the fashion industry. Basically the sky's the limit on topics covered. If the subject covered is an individual in politics, religion, entertainment, etc., the questions many times are hard hitting. And, in many cases the subject is considered controversial. Subjects like same-sex marriage, or busing for racial balance. No matter what the subject is for the ABC News Special, it is always current and topical. These specials do not come around frequently, though. Only a handful of times each year, when the American Broadcasting Network deems it necessary. But, they are produced with only one thing in mind, to inform the viewer. The word NEWS is derived from the directions North, East, West and South. You can be assured that ABC News Specials do not have any limitation on where in the world the news subject is located. The person my be a dignitary from a Middle Eastern country, or a film star from Hollywood. These News Specials have been produced for many, many years. They always receive fairly good ratings.

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President Biden delivers remarks on 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic
145. President Biden delivers remarks on 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic
March 11, 2021
The president stated, Now, because of all the work we've done, we'll have enough vaccine supply for all adults in America by the end of May.
Trump vs Biden: The Final Presidential Debate -- A Special Edition of 20/20
144. Trump vs Biden: The Final Presidential Debate -- A Special Edition of 20/20
October 22, 2020
Developments from the campaign trail.
Pence vs Harris: The Vice Presidential Debate - A Special Edition of 20/20
143. Pence vs Harris: The Vice Presidential Debate - A Special Edition of 20/20
October 7, 2020
The latest developments from the campaign trail leading up to the vice presidential debate.
President Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19
142. President Trump, first lady test positive for COVID-19
October 2, 2020
The president tweeted late Thursday night that he and the first lady tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes after an adviser, Hope Hicks, also tested positive.
Trump vs. Biden: The Main Event - A Special Edition of 20/20
141. Trump vs. Biden: The Main Event - A Special Edition of 20/20
September 29, 2020
The most important issues to voters across the country leading up to the first presidential debate.
Stopping Pandemics
140. Stopping Pandemics
August 13, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci and experts analyze why the pandemic is wreaking havoc on communities, and the lessons we can learn from pandemics throughout history.
Launch America: Mission to Space
139. Launch America: Mission to Space
May 30, 2020
Watch as SpaceX and NASA work together to send astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to space.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises
138. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises
April 6, 2020
Behind the scenes of the game show.
The Democratic Debate
136. The Democratic Debate
February 7, 2020
Democratic presidential hopefuls discuss the issues at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.
The State of the Union and the Democratic Response
135. The State of the Union and the Democratic Response
February 4, 2020
President Donald Trump's address to the nation, and the Democratic response from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.).
All About
134. All About "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"
May 22, 2019
A look at the cultural significance of the two series.
State of the Union 2019
133. State of the Union 2019
February 5, 2019
Trump addresses the nation in State of the Union
I'm Coming Home
132. I'm Coming Home
November 22, 2018
Stars reconnect with their roots.
Country Music's Biggest Stars: In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts
131. Country Music's Biggest Stars: In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts
November 11, 2018
Interviews and updates from country stars who have discussed their lives with Robin Roberts throughout the years.
Thu, May 24, 2018
130. Thu, May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018
The Last Days of Michael Jackson; An exploration of the "King of Pop's" life and legacy; never-before-seen interviews with Jackson reveal his thoughts about work and relationships; interviews with...
Countdown to Oscars, Live, Part 2
129. Countdown to Oscars, Live, Part 2
March 4, 2018
Revisit unforgettable moments from Oscars past and get a first look inside the new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum.
Countdown to Oscars, Live, Part 1
128. Countdown to Oscars, Live, Part 1
March 4, 2018
Revisit unforgettable moments from Oscars past and get a first look inside the new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum.
State of the Union 2018
127. State of the Union 2018
January 30, 2018
President Trump delivers his first State of the Union Address
The Year: 2017
126. The Year: 2017
December 19, 2017
Robin Roberts and an all-star team of ABC News anchors and correspondents take a look back at the historic and most memorable moments of 2017.
The Year in Memoriam 2017
125. The Year in Memoriam 2017
December 18, 2017
A celebration of legendary stars and icons including Don Rickles, Chuck Berry, Mary Tyler Moore, David Cassidy and more who passed away during 2017 and the legacies they left behind; friends,... more
'Living Every Day: Luke Bryan' - A Robin Roberts Special Presentation
124. 'Living Every Day: Luke Bryan' - A Robin Roberts Special Presentation
November 6, 2017
Robin Roberts presents a look at how American superstar Luke Bryan and his family triumphed over tragedy and pulled through an unimaginable year.
SPECIAL REPORT: Trump Addresses Nation on Afghanistan Policy
123. SPECIAL REPORT: Trump Addresses Nation on Afghanistan Policy
August 21, 2017
The president provided new guidance for his South Asia strategy.
The Last 100 Days of Diana
122. The Last 100 Days of Diana
May 7, 2017
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Truth and Lies: The Family Manson
121. Truth and Lies: The Family Manson
March 17, 2017
On two consecutive nights in 1969, followers of cult leader Charles Manson murder seven people, including eight-month pregnant actress Sharon Tate; interviews with Manson, and former cult members Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel.
The People Behind the Story
120. The People Behind the Story
March 2, 2017
Gay rights activists Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Ken Jones, Diane Jones and Cecilia Chung talk about their part in the movement; interviews with stars of the miniseries, "When We Rise.''
President Donald Trump's Address to Congress
119. President Donald Trump's Address to Congress
February 28, 2017
President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress followed by commentary and summation by ABC News staff.
The After Party With Anthony Anderson
118. The After Party With Anthony Anderson
February 27, 2017
Red carpet interviews with celebrities outside of the prestigious Governor's Ball; backstage interviews with Oscar winners; Anthony Anderson hosts with Lara Spencer and special contributors Joe Zee and Chris Connelly.
The Academy Awards Nominees: Before They Were Famous
117. The Academy Awards Nominees: Before They Were Famous
February 26, 2017
The nominees at this year's Oscars weren't always big stars; they all got their start in small roles.
Barbara Walters' Top Oscars Interviews of All Time
116. Barbara Walters' Top Oscars Interviews of All Time
February 26, 2017
Showcasing some of Barbara's frankest, funniest and most fascinating interviews with Oscar nominees of years past.
The White House Interview
115. The White House Interview
January 25, 2017
President Trump speaks with David Muir in his first interview since taking the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States.
President Barack Obama's Farewell Address
113. President Barack Obama's Farewell Address
January 10, 2017
At his farewell address in Chicago, President Obama shares reflections on the accomplishments of his administration and thoughts on the challenges ahead.
2016 Game Changers With Robin Roberts
112. 2016 Game Changers With Robin Roberts
December 21, 2016
2016 Game Changers with Robin Roberts; ABC News anchor Robin Roberts travels across the country to spend time with the innovators, philanthropists, athletes and entertainers who left an unforgettable mark on 2016.
The Year: 2016
111. The Year: 2016
December 20, 2016
Highlights of some of the most newsworthy moments of 2016; interviews with personalities of the year include the stars of "Stranger Things," rapper DJ Khaled, Olympians Laurie Hernandez and Simone...
Celebrating the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts
110. Celebrating the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts
October 31, 2016
All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts Highlights of memorable moments at the CMA Awards and performances by country music stars at Tootsie's in Nashville.
The Final Presidential Debate
109. The Final Presidential Debate
October 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met for the third and final time at UNLV.
The 2nd Presidential Debate
108. The 2nd Presidential Debate
October 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred at Washington University in St. Louis.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016
107. Tue, Oct 4, 2016
October 4, 2016
2016 Vice Presidential Debate; Vice Presidential candidates Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence met at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
106. Mon, Sep 26, 2016
September 26, 2016
First Presidential Debate: Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet at Hofstra University.
20 Years in the Making
105. 20 Years in the Making
August 23, 2016
Co-hosts and celebrity fans share stories and memorable moments from the show's first 19 years.
The President and the People: Race in America
102. The President and the People: Race in America
July 14, 2016
David Muir moderates a conversation about race relations, justice, policing and equality, with President Barack Obama and Americans who have been directly affected by recent events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas.
Republican Presidential Debate
96. Republican Presidential Debate
February 6, 2016
GOP presidential candidates meet head to head in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary.
State of the Union 2016
94. State of the Union 2016
January 12, 2016
President Obama delivers "Focus On Our Future" State of the Union address.
The Year: 2015
93. The Year: 2015
December 22, 2015
A review of memorable moments from 2015, including Pope Francis's historic visit to the U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality, and celebrity breakups; anchored by Robin Roberts.
Democratic Presidential Debate
92. Democratic Presidential Debate
December 19, 2015
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley square off in the third Democratic debate from New Hampshire.
the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015
91. the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015
December 17, 2015
Barbara Walters interviews some of the year's top newsmakers, including Bradley Cooper, Amy Schumer, Tracy Morgan, Ronda Rousey, Bernie Sanders, Misty Copeland, and Donna Karan.
Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
90. Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
December 13, 2015
The making of the 1934 full-length animated film ``Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs''; Ginnifer Goodwin narrates.
Countdown to the CMA Awards: Country's Greatest Crossover Hits With Robin Roberts
89. Countdown to the CMA Awards: Country's Greatest Crossover Hits With Robin Roberts
November 2, 2015
With help from some of country music's biggest stars and industry insiders, Robin Roberts and ABC count down the top 15 country chart-bending, crossover hits, just in time for the 49th Annual CMA Awards.
Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm With Robin Roberts
88. Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm With Robin Roberts
August 23, 2015
Robin Roberts visits areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and recounts the stories of survivors and volunteers who have worked to rebuild the region.
Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time
87. Behind the Scenes of Once Upon a Time
March 1, 2015
Secrets of Storybrooke revealed
15 Movies That Changed American Cinema
86. 15 Movies That Changed American Cinema
February 17, 2015
Check out a list of iconic films that changed the face of American cinema forever.
2015 State of the Union and the Republican Response
85. 2015 State of the Union and the Republican Response
January 20, 2015
President Obama strives for "better politics" and Sen. Joni Ernst delivers the Republican response.
The Year: 2014
84. The Year: 2014
December 23, 2014
What We Were Most Addicted to in 2014; The Videos That Went Viral This Year; In Memoriam: Icons We Lost This Year
Backstage With Disney On Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years
83. Backstage With Disney On Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years
December 16, 2014
Jesse Tyler Ferguson brings you behind the scenes of hit Disney plays on Broadway, including "Lion King" and "Mary Poppins."
Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014
82. Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014
December 14, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris Reveals the One Thing He Can't Do; Michael Strahan on Who He Owes Part of His Success To
Robin Roberts'
81. Robin Roberts' "Thank You, America!"
November 27, 2014
Family Might Expand for Couple Who Fostered 92 Kids; What Taylor Swift Is Most Thankful For This Thanksgiving; Why Thanksgiving Is President Obama's Favorite Holiday
Watch George Stephanopoulos' Full Interview With Police Officer Darren Wilson
80. Watch George Stephanopoulos' Full Interview With Police Officer Darren Wilson
November 25, 2014
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson breaks his silence to ABC News for the first time publicly since fatally shooting Michael Brown.
Countdown to the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts
79. Countdown to the CMA Awards With Robin Roberts
November 3, 2014
Hunter Hayes Performs Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues"; Martina McBride Performs Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man"
Countdown to Miss America
78. Countdown to Miss America
September 14, 2014
Amy Robach goes behind the scenes of the Miss America Pageant.
Diane Sawyer's One-Hour Interview With Hillary Clinton
77. Diane Sawyer's One-Hour Interview With Hillary Clinton
June 9, 2014
Clinton talks about everything from her marriage and her health to being secretary of state and running for president.
Barbara Walters: Her Story
76. Barbara Walters: Her Story
May 16, 2014
A look at the life and career of the trailblazing journalist.
'Shark Tank': Swimming With Sharks
75. 'Shark Tank': Swimming With Sharks
May 2, 2014
The Art of the 'Shark Tank' Pitch; Investment Flops and Successes
State of the Union 2014
73. State of the Union 2014
January 28, 2014
President Obama delivers "Opportunity For All" State of the Union address.
Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey
69. Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey
December 26, 2013
Mysteries of the Castle: Beyond Downton Abbey
The Year with Robin Roberts
68. The Year with Robin Roberts
December 19, 2013
Shania Twain Makes Her Comeback; Behind the Scenes with the Cast of "Nashville".
Royal Baby Born: Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Son
67. Royal Baby Born: Kate Middleton Gives Birth to Son
July 22, 2013
Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge welcome healthy baby boy to their royal family.
Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' for 2013
67. Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' for 2013
December 18, 2013
Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating People' for 2013
President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'
66. President Obama: 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'
July 19, 2013
President Obama addresses nation's frustration over acquittal of George Zimmerman in shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Top 10 Political Scandals
66. Top 10 Political Scandals
November 12, 2013
President Obama addresses nation's frustration over acquittal of George Zimmerman in shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty
65. George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty
July 13, 2013
Jury acquits George Zimmerman of second degree murder in shooting of Trayvon Martin.
In the Spotlight: Countdown to the CMA Awards
65. In the Spotlight: Countdown to the CMA Awards
November 5, 2013
In the Spotlight: Countdown to the CMA Awards
Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot in Head by Taliban, Speaks at UN
64. Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot in Head by Taliban, Speaks at UN
July 12, 2013
Pakistani girl celebrates her 16th birthday on day she speaks to United Nations' student delegates.
Back to the Beginning, Part 2
64. Back to the Beginning, Part 2
December 28, 2013
Christiane Amanpour's ABC News special explores the stories of the Bible from Genesis to Jesus.
Gay Marriage Gets Boost in Supreme Court
63. Gay Marriage Gets Boost in Supreme Court
June 26, 2013
High court strikes down a key section in the Defense of Marriage Act.
Back to the Beginning, Part 1
63. Back to the Beginning, Part 1
December 21, 2012
Christiane Amanpour's ABC News special explores the stories of the Bible from Genesis to Jesus.
President Obama Delivers National Security Speech
62. President Obama Delivers National Security Speech
May 23, 2013
President Barack Obama details counter terrorism priorities, addresses heckler during speech.
Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People
62. Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People
December 12, 2012
A look at the 10 most fascinating people of 2012.
Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye to Cardinals
61. Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye to Cardinals
February 28, 2013
The departing pontiff holds a meeting with the College of Cardinals.
Final Presidential Debate 2012: The Candidates Debate
61. Final Presidential Debate 2012: The Candidates Debate
October 22, 2012
Live coverage of the presidential debate from Lynn University in Boca Raton.
State of the Union 2013: President Obama's Full Speech
60. State of the Union 2013: President Obama's Full Speech
February 13, 2013
President Obama outlines his plans on the budget, job creation, global affairs and domestic issues.
2nd Presidential Debate 2012: ABC News and Yahoo News: The Candidates Debate
60. 2nd Presidential Debate 2012: ABC News and Yahoo News: The Candidates Debate
October 16, 2012
Live coverage from the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Obama On Gun Violence Measures: 'This Is Common Sense'
59. Obama On Gun Violence Measures: 'This Is Common Sense'
January 16, 2013
The president discusses actions being taken and legislation he will propose to stem gun violence.
Vice Presidential Debate 2012 from ABC News and Yahoo News: The Candidates Debate
59. Vice Presidential Debate 2012 from ABC News and Yahoo News: The Candidates Debate
October 11, 2012
This episode has live coverage from Danville, Kentucky of the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.
President Obama News Conference: 'We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation'
58. President Obama News Conference: 'We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation'
January 14, 2013
The president addresses questions on the debt ceiling, spending cuts and gun control during news conference on his first term.
The First Presidential Debate 2012: Obama, Romney
58. The First Presidential Debate 2012: Obama, Romney
October 3, 2012
The Candidates Debate: President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado.
Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Appears in Court
57. Colorado Shooting Suspect James Holmes Appears in Court
July 23, 2012
Gunman accused of opening fire at a movie theater is seen in public for the first time.
President Obama On Health Care Ruling: 'Victory for People'
56. President Obama On Health Care Ruling: 'Victory for People'
June 28, 2012
The president responds to Supreme Court's ruling, highlights law's impact.
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Mandate
55. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Mandate
June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate in President Obama's health care law.
Concert for the Queen: Diamond Jubilee Celebration
54. Concert for the Queen: Diamond Jubilee Celebration
June 5, 2012
Katie Couric takes viewers backstage at the concert for the Queen.
State of the Union, Jan 24, 2012
53. State of the Union, Jan 24, 2012
January 24, 2012
President Obama delivers his annual state of the union address.
Pope Selected, White Smoke Pours from Sistine Chapel Smokestack
52. Pope Selected, White Smoke Pours from Sistine Chapel Smokestack
March 13, 2013
Crowds cheer and bells rang as white smoke from Sistine Chapel signals a new leader for the Catholic Church has been selected.
Republican Debate in New Hampshire 2012
52. Republican Debate in New Hampshire 2012
January 8, 2012
Your Voice, Your Vote: GOP presidential candidates debate in N.H.
The Year with Katie Couric
51. The Year with Katie Couric
December 15, 2011
Katie Couric's special looking back at 2011.
Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People
50. Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People
December 14, 2011
Barbara Walters' "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011"
Bringing America  Back
49. Bringing America Back
December 10, 2011
A few American dreamers who work to improve the lives of many.
In the Spotlight: All Access Nashville
48. In the Spotlight: All Access Nashville
November 8, 2011
Behind the scenes of Keith Urban's, Kenny Chesney's and Faith Hill's tours.
President Obama: All U.S. Troops Out of Iraq by End of 2011
47. President Obama: All U.S. Troops Out of Iraq by End of 2011
October 21, 2011
The President of the United States of America announces that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year.
Obama: Gadhafi 'Is No More'
46. Obama: Gadhafi 'Is No More'
October 20, 2011
President Obama remarks on the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
President Obama Confronts Palestinian Bid for Statehood
45. President Obama Confronts Palestinian Bid for Statehood
September 21, 2011
At the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama says, There is no shortcut for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Celebrity Secrets: A Model Life
44. Celebrity Secrets: A Model Life
September 14, 2011
A behind-the-scenes look at the model industry.
Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words
43. Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words
September 13, 2011
Never-before heard recordings of former First Lady - Jacqueline Kennedy.
Primetime Nightline: Food Fight
42. Primetime Nightline: Food Fight
September 7, 2011
Cynthia McFadden reports on families torn apart by battles with food.
Primetime Nightline: Transgender
41. Primetime Nightline: Transgender
August 31, 2011
Inside the world of families raising transgender children.
Really Big Family
40. Really Big Family
August 24, 2011
Kelly Bates has been pregnant for the last 22 years and is planning for more.
Celebrity Secrets: Hollywood Moms
39. Celebrity Secrets: Hollywood Moms
July 27, 2011
Kris Jenner, Tori Spelling, Denise Richards and Rachel Zoe on motherhood.
Jaycee Dugard: Her First Interview
38. Jaycee Dugard: Her First Interview
July 10, 2011
Diane Sawyer Special on the kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard who speaks out in an exclusive interview.
Space Shuttle atlantis: NASA's Last Shuttle Launch
37. Space Shuttle atlantis: NASA's Last Shuttle Launch
July 8, 2011
NASA sends shuttle to space for the last time after a 30-year legacy.
Casey Anthony Sentenced To Four Years In Jail
36. Casey Anthony Sentenced To Four Years In Jail
July 7, 2011
News on: Casey Anthony is sentenced for lying to law enforcement officials but acquitted for the murder of her daughter.
Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty Of Murder
35. Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty Of Murder
July 5, 2011
Jury finds Florida mom not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.
The Casey Anthony Story
35. The Casey Anthony Story
June 22, 2011
Is Casey Anthony guilty of killing her own child? Go inside the riveting courtroom drama.
President Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan
34. President Obama's Deficit Reduction Plan
June 15, 2011
President Obama claims there can be no deficit reduction without tax hikes.
Obama: U.S. Must Back Change in Middle East
33. Obama: U.S. Must Back Change in Middle East
May 19, 2011
President Obama speaks about reform in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Royal Wedding
32. The Royal Wedding
April 29, 2011
Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding.
Obama Releases His Birth Certificate
31. Obama Releases His Birth Certificate
April 27, 2011
The president hopes the disclosure will allow people to focus on other issues.
Obama Answers 'Call of Libyan People'
30. Obama Answers 'Call of Libyan People'
March 18, 2011
President offers humanitarian help as part of "international coalition."
President Obama Discusses Japan Nuclear Crisis
29. President Obama Discusses Japan Nuclear Crisis
March 17, 2011
President Obama makes his first comments on the nuclear crisis in Japan.
Obama Remarks on Mubarak Stepping Down
28. Obama Remarks on Mubarak Stepping Down
February 11, 2011
The Egyptian people are ready for change President Obama discusses this topic.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down
27. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Steps Down
February 11, 2011
New that the armed forces will take leadership of Egypt says the Vice President Omar Suleiman.
President Obama: State of the Union
26. President Obama: State of the Union
January 25, 2011
The president stresses the need for cooperation in conquering future challenges.
A Matter of Life and Death
26. A Matter of Life and Death
February 4, 2011
Barbara Walters Special: Celebrities share their stories of heart surgery.
Together We Thrive: Tucson and America
25. Together We Thrive: Tucson and America
January 12, 2011
A memorial service is held for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz.
Haiti: One Year Later
24. Haiti: One Year Later
January 12, 2011
ABC News reports on the progress of relief efforts one year after Haiti's devastating earthquake.
Primetime: Celebrity Weight Loss
22. Primetime: Celebrity Weight Loss
January 5, 2011
Celebrities' weight-loss secrets, fad diets, drastic surgeries.
President Obama Hails Lame-Duck Victories
21. President Obama Hails Lame-Duck Victories
December 22, 2010
The president speaks about bipartisan progress following the midterm elections: START Treaty on Nuclear Arms Reduction; Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell;' Health Aid to 9/11 Emergency Workers; Extension of Tax Cuts.
Best of 2010
20. Best of 2010
December 21, 2010
2010's memorable moments in the news, politics, entertainment and technology.
GMA Extra: Countdown to Christmas
19. GMA Extra: Countdown to Christmas
December 13, 2010
Holiday Gift Guide; Best and Worst Party Food; Unique Christmas Trees; Festive Carols.
Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010
18. Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010
December 9, 2010
Barbara Walters reveals the movers and shakers from 2010.
Barbara Walters Special: Oprah: The Next Chapter
17. Barbara Walters Special: Oprah: The Next Chapter
December 9, 2010
Media mogul says goodbye to namesake show to launch new network, OWN.
Primetime: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone too Far?
16. Primetime: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone too Far?
November 24, 2010
Reality TV star Heidi Montag, musician Pete Burns, and actress Janice Dickinson.
Up Close With Country's Biggest Stars
15. Up Close With Country's Biggest Stars
November 3, 2010
In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville
GMA Extra: Countdown to Halloween
13. GMA Extra: Countdown to Halloween
October 29, 2010
History of Halloween; DIY Costume Ideas for Kids; Creepy Treats; Extreme Jack-o-Lanterns; Make-Up Magic.
Bob Woodruff Reports: North Korea Chooses an Heir
12. Bob Woodruff Reports: North Korea Chooses an Heir
October 22, 2010
Bob Woodruff reports on how North Korea has changed over the past five years, and Kim Jong Ill appears at a military parade with son and heir Kim Jong Un.
Obama's Speech: End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
11. Obama's Speech: End of Operation Iraqi Freedom
August 31, 2010
President Obama announces the end of America's combat mission in Iraq.
Katrina: 5 Years Later
10. Katrina: 5 Years Later
August 27, 2010
David Muir, Bob Woodruff and Robin Roberts take a look at where things stand in the Gulf region five years after Hurricane Katrina.
Obama Relieves General McChrystal of Command in Afghanistan
9. Obama Relieves General McChrystal of Command in Afghanistan
June 23, 2010
Following Gen. Stanley McChrystal's Rolling Stone interview, the president nominates Gen. David Petraeus to take over command of troops in Afghanistan.
Presidential News Conference: Sep 10, 2010
8. Presidential News Conference: Sep 10, 2010
September 10, 2010
President Obama urges Republicans to support a bill to aid small businesses and addresses Mosque near ground zero at press conference.
Presidential Address: Gulf Oil Crisis
8. Presidential Address: Gulf Oil Crisis
June 15, 2010
In his first oval office address, President Obama outlines his plan to restore the Gulf.
President Obama's Remarks on Oil Spill Cleanup
7. President Obama's Remarks on Oil Spill Cleanup
May 27, 2010
President Obama delivers a statement about the BP oil spill and answers questions about the cleanup procedures.
The Barbara Walters Special: Oscar Night
3. The Barbara Walters Special: Oscar Night
March 7, 2010
Barbara Walters reflects on 29 years of Oscar specials and interviews 2010 nominees Mo'Nique and Sandra Bullock.
Witness to Disaster: A Week in Haiti
2. Witness to Disaster: A Week in Haiti
February 3, 2010
David Muir reports on the relief efforts and mass exodus in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
President Obama's State of the Union Address 2010
1. President Obama's State of the Union Address 2010
January 27, 2010
In his first State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama focuses on the economy, health care and Iraq and Afghanistan.
Description

When you sit down in the comfort of your easy chair and turn on the news, you expect to be informed about the days events around the world. With the American Broadcasting Network, that is exactly what happens. Now, there are those news stories that demand extra investigation and information. That is the purpose of ABC News Specials.

These special programs, anchored by Barbara Walters, or one of the other news anchors, delves deeper into some news stories. They can be political in nature, news from the entertainment world, human interest, or the fashion industry. Basically the sky's the limit on topics covered. If the subject covered is an individual in politics, religion, entertainment, etc., the questions many times are hard hitting. And, in many cases the subject is considered controversial. Subjects like same-sex marriage, or busing for racial balance.

No matter what the subject is for the ABC News Special, it is always current and topical. These specials do not come around frequently, though. Only a handful of times each year, when the American Broadcasting Network deems it necessary. But, they are produced with only one thing in mind, to inform the viewer.

The word NEWS is derived from the directions North, East, West and South. You can be assured that ABC News Specials do not have any limitation on where in the world the news subject is located. The person my be a dignitary from a Middle Eastern country, or a film star from Hollywood. These News Specials have been produced for many, many years. They always receive fairly good ratings.ABC News Specials is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (140 episodes). The series first aired on January 27, 2010.

Where to Watch ABC News Specials

ABC News Specials is available for streaming on the ABC News website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch ABC News Specials on demand at Hulu and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    January 27, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    4.8  (6)