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When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.

When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.

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When news breaks, when our world changes, when you need questions answered – or when you need an escape from the headlines – this is where you'll find special, in-depth reporting from ABC News Radio. From hour-long shows covering the COVID-19 pandemic, to thoughtful discussions of politics, to celebrations of the arts. This is audio storytelling at its best, powered by ABC News.

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English


Episodes

Honor, Hope & Healing

5/29/2021
This Memorial Day weekend, ABC News Radio once again offers a special presentation. Hosted by Aaron Katersky, “Honor, Hope and Healing” pays tribute to America’s heroes – honoring not only our fallen military personnel, but also the everyday heroes on the front lines of the pandemic, families coping with loss and others trying to heal wounds of the last year. This year, we visit Arlington National Cemetery to explore its history and hear from those who travel there regularly to visit loved...

Duration:01:38:02

The Biden Presidency: The First 100 Days

4/28/2021
Thursday marks the 100th day of the Biden presidency. Our team examines which promises he has kept or broken, how he has handled challenges both anticipated and unforeseen and checks in with the voters who put him over the top in the 2020 election. ABC's Aaron Katersky hosts our special.

Duration:00:36:43

The Death of George Floyd: The Derek Chauvin Trial

4/20/2021
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the death of George Floyd. We examine what this verdict says about policing and race and justice in America and where we go from here. ABC's Aaron Katersky anchors our special.

Duration:00:42:19

The Pandemic: One Year Later

3/12/2021
One year to the day the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, President Biden spoke to American in a primetime address telling them they could celebrate Independence Day with loved ones if they continue to follow guidelines and get vaccinated. He also said Americans 18 and over will be eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1st. This podcast includes the president's remarks as well as our analysis from ABC News White House Correspondent Karen Travers, Medical Contributor Dr. Jay...

Duration:00:40:20

COVID-19: The Toll On America

2/22/2021
More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. The country crossing that heartbreaking milestone today. We pay tribute to the lives lost and the millions more who have been impacted. ABC's Aaron Katersky hosts our special.

Duration:00:39:25

Former President Donald Trump Acquitted

2/13/2021
Today the U.S. Senate voted to acquit former president Donald Trump on a 57-43 vote. Seven Republican senators joined Democrats to vote Trump guilty of incitement of insurrection, but falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for a conviction. The outcome was evident, but the trial exposes division in the Republican party and raises questions about the future of Trump himself. ABC's Aarom Katersky leads our team as we explore those issues and more.

Duration:00:36:41

The Impeachment Trial of Former President Donald Trump

2/9/2021
For only the fourth time an impeached American president goes on trial in the United States Senate, a venue that became the scene of a crime former President Trump is accused of inciting. The trial opened with a bracing presentation that forced the Senators to recall the events of January 6 and a debate over whether it was even constitutional to hold it. We break down the arguments and preview what’s to come.

Duration:00:36:39

The Inauguration of President Joe Biden

1/20/2021
Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States today. The day culminated a lifetime of work for President Biden to get to the White House. He wasted no time once in office signing several executive orders. Vice President Kamala Harris made history becoming the first woman, first African American, and first Asian American to become Vice President. ABC News' Aaron Katersky anchors our recap of today's inauguration from the nation's capital.

Duration:00:19:07

President Trump Impeached a Second Time

1/13/2021
On Wednesday, President Trump became the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. We examine the events of the last week that led to the House vote and what happens now. Our program is hosted by ABC News Correspondent Aaron Katersky.

Duration:00:35:32

Chaos at the Capitol

1/7/2021
Tonight we examine many of the questions that have arisen after President Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. How did security fail so spectacularly? Why was the police crackdown so much more violent this summer, when Black Lives Matter protesters were demonstrating peacefully? Will the president serve out the rest of his term? This ABC News Radio Special is anchored by Aaron Katersky, with Correspondent Karen Travers covering the White House, Jack Date covering justice and homeland...

Duration:00:35:49

Special Report: Chaos at the Capitol

1/6/2021
At least one person was killed on Wednesday after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, clashed with police officers and breached the building, forcing a lockdown with members of Congress inside. ABC News' Aaron Katersky anchors a special report on today's events in the nation's capital.

Duration:00:35:13

Playback 2020

12/29/2020
Playback 2020 takes an in-depth look at the biggest stories of the year. This special program is anchored by ABC News correspondents Cheri Preston and Aaron Katersky.

Duration:00:33:22

2020: The Year in Review

12/28/2020
2020: The Year in Review is a retrospective about how some of 2020's top stories unfolded, told through highlights from ABC News Radio's live breaking news coverage and other special programming. This show also includes interviews with newsmakers and highlights from the award-winning podcast Start Here.

Duration:01:35:14

Race for the Vaccine

12/14/2020
On the same day the COVID-19 death toll surpassed 300,000 in the United States, the first vaccines are being administered, finally giving millions of Americans hope for a better future and a return to normalcy. We explore how officials expect to deliver a safe and effective vaccine for the deadly coronavirus in record time, the quest to save lives and the nearly yearlong journey that started just days after discovery of the virus in Wuhan. We report on the science behind the vaccines and...

Duration:00:36:42

COVID-19: 200,000

9/22/2020
The United States has surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 related deaths. Today, a special episode to remember those we have lost, and a look at where things stand in the fight against the virus. Keep up with the latest coronavirus news with the daily ABC News podcast, "Start Here."

Duration:00:41:57

COVID-19 Update: Friday, July 3, 2020

7/3/2020
ABC News updates the country's fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - both medical and economic. We'll answers your questions about the latest outbreak numbers and treatment developments. We'll look at the cities and towns that are reopening, and what our new normal looks like. ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton responds directly to questions submitted on Instagram @DrJAshton. Hosted by Amy Robach and Aaron Katersky. TJ Holmes fills in for Amy Robach today.

Duration:00:35:28

COVID-19 Update: Thursday, July 2, 2020

7/2/2020
ABC News updates the country's fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - both medical and economic. We'll answers your questions about the latest outbreak numbers and treatment developments. We'll look at the cities and towns that are reopening, and what our new normal looks like. ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton responds directly to questions submitted on Instagram @DrJAshton. Hosted by Amy Robach and Aaron Katersky. TJ Holmes fills in for Amy Robach today.

Duration:00:35:42

COVID-19 Update: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

7/1/2020
ABC News updates the country's fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - both medical and economic. We'll answers your questions about the latest outbreak numbers and treatment developments. We'll look at the cities and towns that are reopening, and what our new normal looks like. ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton responds directly to questions submitted on Instagram @DrJAshton. Hosted by Amy Robach and Aaron Katersky. Today TJ Holmes fills in for Amy Robach.

Duration:00:40:01

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

6/30/2020
Each weekday, ABC News updates the country's fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - both medical and economic. We'll answers your questions about the latest outbreak numbers and treatment developments. We'll look at the cities and towns that are reopening, and what our new normal looks like. ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton responds directly to questions submitted on Instagram @DrJAshton. Hosted by Amy Robach and Aaron Katersky. "Bringing America Back: What...

Duration:00:36:32

COVID-19 Update: Monday, June 29, 2020

6/29/2020
Each weekday, ABC News updates the country's fight against the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic - both medical and economic. We'll answers your questions about the latest outbreak numbers and treatment developments. We'll look at the cities and towns that are reopening, and what our new normal looks like. ABC's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton responds directly to questions submitted on Instagram @DrJAshton. Hosted by Amy Robach and Aaron Katersky. "Bringing America Back: What...

Duration:00:36:07