ABC has set a primetime news special for today (Tuesday, June 2).
At 9 p.m., it will air “America in Pain: What Comes Next?” Combining to anchor it will be three of its anchors – Robin Roberts (shown here, “Good Morning America”), David Muir (evening news) and Byron Pitts (“Nightline”).
The special — which replaces two “Modern Family” reruns — is the third one from the news division since protests began, following George Floyd’s death in police custody. There was one Saturday on ABC and another Sunday on the ABC News Live streaming service.
Ironically, CNN had planned a two-hour special for Sunday, with Don Lemon hosting, “I Can’t Breathe: Black Men Living and Dying in America.” It was pre-empted by continued coverage of the protests.