ABC News "Disaster In The Pacific"

March 12, 2011 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 6:44 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming


ABC News "Disaster In The Pacific"

March 12, 2011 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 6:44 AM EDT

ABC News to Air Special Editions of its Broadcasts, with special reports as needed, which you can see on Channel 7.

David Muir to Anchor Weekend Editions of “ABC World News” from Japan and Will Contribute to “GMA Weekend”

“This Week with Christiane Amanpour” to Broadcast from Japan on Sunday, March 13.

ABC News will provide viewers with comprehensive coverage of the earthquake in Japan, the fifth largest earthquake in recorded history, and aftermath of the tsunami that wiped out entire communities in Japan and reached the shores of the Hawaiian Islands.

ABC News will have continuing coverage from Japan throughout the weekend. Christiane Amanpour will anchor a special edition of “This Week” from Japan with all the latest developments. David Muir will anchor “World News with David Muir” from Japan throughout the weekend and will contribute reporting to “GMA Weekend.”


On Monday, March 14, Diane Sawyer takes the “ABC World News” audience with her to Japan as she examines the aftermath of the record-breaking earthquake and the massive

23-foot tsunami that swept away entire cities. The broadcast will bring the audience up-to-date on the conditions on the ground and will take a closer look at the efforts being made to help those whose lives were changed in a matter of minutes. Sawyer previously reported from Southeast Asia in the wake of the deadly 2005 tsunami.

​Sawyer will be joined by her ABC News colleagues “This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour and “World News” weekend anchor David Muir.

​Diane Sawyer is anchor of ABC's flagship broadcast "World News" and is one of the most respected journalists in the world. She has traveled the globe delivering in-depth and breaking news reports and has conducted interviews with almost every major newsmaker of our time. Jon Banner is the executive producer of “World News with Diane Sawyer.” is providing up to the minute coverage from ABC News’ team of reporters as well as live-streaming video from Japan and Diamond Head, Hawaii. Online users can get the latest information coming through social media sites Twitter and Facebook through special widgets on the homepage.

ABC News is also working closely with its international partner NHK Japan to bring viewers the latest on the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that has lead to several hundred deaths and caused the 23-foot tsunami. ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, will provide reports for ABC stations as well as to all ABC clients and partners including the BBC, Bloomberg, CTV Canada, and Univision.

ABC News Radio is providing one-minute status reports twice an hour on the Disaster in the Pacific. From 7:45am ET through 9:00am ET, ABC News Radio provided live anchored coverage of the earthquake and tsunami. ABC News Radio correspondent Alex Stone will be traveling to Japan.