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ABC News Hits the Road in Run-Up to Election

ABCNews_8.21.gifHigh gas prices? What high gas prices? ABC News, in partnership with USA Today, is going the extra mile (or several thousand) to report from all 50 states leading up to the November 4 election. ABC News’ anchors and correspondents and USA Today’s reporters and photographers will report on one state each day in the run-up to the vote.

“Having worked on many successful joint editorial projects over the years with USA Today, we could not be more pleased to partner once again with them,” said ABC News president David Westin in a statement.

The project begins Monday, September 15 and will be featured on all ABC News platforms and broadcasts including road trips on Good Morning America, World News with Charles Gibson, and Nightline.

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“50 STATES IN 50 DAYS”

ABC NEWS AND USA TODAY JOIN FORCES TO REPORT FROM EACH

AND EVERY STATE IN THE UNION IN THE 50 DAYS LEADING UP TO THE

HISTORIC 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

ABC News and USA TODAY will launch an unprecedented news project on Monday, September 15, to report from every state in the nation during the 50 days leading up to the presidential election. ABC News’ anchors and correspondents and USA TODAY’s reporters and photographers will report on one state each day in the run-up to the historic vote on November 4. The stories will focus on issues facing voters in their respective states. Every ABC News platform will contribute to 50 States, 50 Days, including major road trips on Good Morning America, World News with Charles Gibson, and Nightline. USA TODAY will cover seven states a week in the newspaper, with two states being featured on Monday’s and Friday’s. ABCNEWS.com and USATODAY.com will share news content and produce complementary interactive features.

As we approach this watershed election, ABC News and USA TODAY will go to every corner of this great country to report on the hopes and concerns of Americans as they prepare to cast their votes, said David Westin, President of ABC News. “Having worked on many successful joint editorial projects over the years with USA TODAY, we could not be more pleased to partner once again with them.”

“USA TODAY strives daily to reflect and respect the lives of Americans throughout the nation,” said Ken Paulson, editor and senior vice president of News for USA TODAY. “That’s why this partnership with ABC News is such a great fit. It provides important perspective on what matters most as we approach this pivotal election.”

ABC News and USA TODAY have partnered successfully on numerous editorial efforts over the past several years, including the Emmy award-winning series: “Iraq: Where Things Stand.” One year after the hurricane hit, the two news organizations shared resources to produce “Katrina: Where Things Stand,” which featured extensive reporting on the devastating aftermath of that natural and man-made disaster. ABC News and USA TODAY also worked together to tackle a range of healthcare topics, including “Role Reversal: Your Aging Parents and You” in 2007; “Healthcare in America: Prescription for Change” in 2006; “Living Longer, Living Better” in 2005; and “The Fight Against Pain” in 2005.

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