ABCNEWS.com is the 24-hour online news service of ABC News and is consistently ranked among the top news sites, delivering live breaking news and a wide range of original reports on politics, lifestyle and entertainment that showcase ABC News' unrivaled coverage of our world. ABCNEWS.com also offers video-on-demand programming from all ABC News broadcasts, including "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "20/20" and "Primetime," as well as from the network's 24-hour digital channel, ABC News Now.
ABC News' unparalleled reporting is complemented by a robust online community, as the website actively enlists viewers to talk back and report to ABC News on the stories and issues impacting their lives. Members of the digital community can put their own questions directly to newsmakers or to ABC News' reporters from any outlet -- web, cell phone videos, text messages, Twitter, Facebook and e-mails -- and get answers to their questions.
One of the most popular destinations on ABCNEWS.com is "The Blotter," the web page of ABC News Chief Investigative correspondent Brian Ross and the ABC News Investigative Unit. The Investigative Unit has broken dozens of important stories online, including the Mark Foley congressional page scandal. After "The Blotter" first reported the existence of questionable e-mails sent by then-Congressman Foley to a former congressional page, other pages came forward to reveal more sexually explicit instant messages from Foley. After being questioned by ABC News, Foley resigned.
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* "World News with Diane Sawyer" has set the standard in network digital offerings as the first and only evening newscast to produce an original program for an online audience. Anchored by Diane Sawyer, "World News" features the latest national and international news; original video blogs and essays; technology, sports and pop culture reports online; and the top rising searches from Google, the Internet's leading search engine.
* "Good Morning America's" site continues to be a place where "GMA" viewers go to voice opinions, interact with Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion, and be part of the extended "GMA" community and conversation. Viewers can get more of "GMA" thanks to the original, digital extension of the number one morning show in America, "GMA Live."
* The "20/20" and "Primetime" websites offer a daily opportunity to integrate the programs' award-winning investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest stories that air weekly. Viewers can also get a preview of the upcoming "20/20" each weekday and chat with the anchors through the "20/20" Twitter feed.
* "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" creates a one-stop-shop online for political coverage, breaking news, insightful analysis and a library of the latest videos from previous episodes. The webpage continues to feature: "This Week" Extra, a digital-only video featuring the thoughts and opinions of a weekly guest; notable comments made during "This Week" as part of Sunday Sound; a transcript to complement the show; and interactive online forums.
* "Nightline" continues its broadcast growth into the digital space -- offering daily video and audio podcasts, including video and story previews. Viewers can also access show highlights online through the "Today in Nightline History" section and up-to-the-minute news round-ups through the "Nightline Daily Line" live blog.
* The Note, hailed as "the most influential morning tip sheet in Washington," re-launched on ABCNEWS.com's Politics page. Throughout the day, ABC News' all-star political team contributes to The Note with the very latest news and analysis from the nation's capital and campaign trails.
* Disney-ABC Television Group offers an ABC News online video player available for hosting on local affiliate websites. The video player has been offered to over 200 ABC affiliate websites and features clips of "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America," with additional video highlights from across all ABC News broadcasts.
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