ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING
WITH A FIVE-HOUR SPECIAL EDITION OF ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’
Robin Roberts and David Muir Lead Live Coverage on ‘GMA,’
Saturday, May 19 (5:00 – 10:00 a.m. EDT), From Windsor, England
‘20/20’ Prime-Time Specials Anchored by Muir Air Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19
A New Augmented Reality Feature on the ABC News iOS App
Helps Fans Celebrate the Festivities
ABC News announced today special coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, featuring an extended edition of “Good Morning America” on Saturday, May 19 (5:00–10:00 a.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts and “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will lead live coverage from Windsor, England.
Robin Roberts and Muir will be joined by a team of reporters and royal experts, including “GMA” weekend anchor and “The View” co-host Paula Faris; correspondents Deborah Roberts, James Longman, Adrienne Bankert; contributors Imogen Lloyd Webber, Victoria Murphy, Omid Scobie and British biographer Andrew Morton, who will bring live reports of the arrivals, ceremony, carriage ride around Windsor and other festivities from various locations throughout Windsor and London. Freeform and ABC News digital platforms, including ABCNews.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com, mobile apps, social platforms and OTT services, will also simulcast the five-hour special edition. An additional hour of “GMA” will air Saturday at 7:00 a.m. PDT for the West Coast.
“20/20” will provide in-depth coverage of the royal wedding with primetime specials on Friday, May 18 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), and Saturday, May 19 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), with Muir anchoring and correspondent Deborah Roberts reporting from Windsor. On Friday, “20/20” takes a look at the two most important women in Prince Harry’s life: his mother, Princess Diana, and his soon-to-be bride, Meghan Markle. The special highlights the similarities between both women and how Diana transformed the perception of the royal family and how Meghan, with her classic style, humanitarian work and career, is poised to redefine the role of royal spouse. The hour will look back on Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship and ahead to the last-minute details leading up to the wedding of the year and what the future holds. Saturday’s special, airing just hours after the wedding, will recap the day’s most memorable moments, including the vows, reception, fashion, the royal couple’s first public appearance following the wedding and other inside details.
The new augmented reality (AR) feature from ABC News will deliver a whole new way to celebrate the royal wedding. Available only on the ABC News iOS App, it gives fans the opportunity to take photos with a 3D royal carriage or pose next to a 3D Queen’s Guard and share with family and friends on social media. The AR feature is available beginning the week of May 14.
Coverage of the royal wedding kicks off with Faris reporting live from London, starting Monday, May 14, for “GMA,” with the latest details as the world prepares for the royal wedding. “GMA” co-anchor Michael Strahan will anchor live from Windsor on Thursday, May 17, and will be joined by Robin Roberts on Friday, May 18.
Muir will anchor “World News Tonight” live from Windsor on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19.
“Nightline” will have a week of coverage counting down to the royal wedding.
ABC News and “GMA” will have special coverage on their digital platforms, including on ABCNews.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com, mobile apps, social platforms and OTT services on the days leading up to the wedding.
ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage on Saturday, May 19 (6:00 – 10:00 a.m. EDT), anchored by ABC News correspondent Aaron Katersky with reporting from Windsor by correspondents Tom Rivers and Cheri Preston. Royal expert and author Jane Green will join Katersky in New York. The ABC News Radio team will provide multiple one-minute status reports each hour throughout the morning. Rivers and Preston will also report from Windsor in the week leading up to the wedding.
ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage of the royal wedding with correspondents Maggie Rulli and Molly Hunter reporting from Windsor. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.
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