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January 30, 2024

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Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC Owned Television Stations Present ‘Our America: In the Black’

The Special Aims To Raise Awareness of Financial Health and Wellness in the Black Community and Offers Insight Into How To Bridge the Wealth Gap Through Technology

A trailer for the episode can be viewed here.

ABC Owned Television Stations present “Our America: In the Black,” sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, beginning Saturday, Feb. 3. This thought-provoking documentary special chronicles the efforts of Microsoft Philanthropies specialist Darrell Booker in his national quest to raise awareness about building financial health and wellness in the Black community. In the series, Booker explores how technology can serve as a great equalizer to mitigate these disparities while engaging with individuals who are actively working toward financial literacy programs that pave the way for economic mobility and generational wealth creation. The documentary focuses on the stories of three individuals at different stages of their financial journey:

  • “Hannah” – Booker visits Los Angeles where he is introduced to Hannah, a young foster care youth, who dreams of attending Howard University and becoming a mechanical engineer. The episode also features the dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University, Phylicia Rashad.  
  • “Angel Mercedes” – From New York, Booker introduces viewers to the nonprofit RISE, a national charitable institution that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.
  • “Meagan Naraine” – Booker visits Atlanta for an opportunity to highlight the work he does with the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), which leverages Atlanta’s unique position as a nexus of Black enterprise and innovation to pilot strategies that could serve as blueprints for economic racial equity across the nation.

“Our America: In the Black” airs on Hulu’s Black Stories Always hub and across the ABC Owned Television Stations’ streaming and digital platforms and linear on the following dates:

Saturday, Feb. 3

12:30 a.m. EST             6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia 

3:00 p.m. PST              ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles

8:30 p.m. PST              ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco

11:30 p.m. CST            ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston

10:00 p.m. PST            ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno

Sunday, Feb. 4

12:30 a.m. EST             ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham

11:00 p.m. CST            ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago

Monday, Feb. 5

8:00 p.m. EST              ABC Localish

Saturday, Feb. 10

5:00 a.m. EST              ABC7/WABC-TV New York

Monday, Feb. 12

8:00 p.m. EST              ABC Localish

“Our America: In the Black” is executive produced by Nzinga Blake, executive producer, Race & Culture, ABC Owned Television Stations; and produced by Luke Richards, senior manager, Content Development, ABC Owned Television Stations; Shako Liu, senior producer, ABC Owned Television Stations; and John Garcia, producer editor, Content Development, ABC Owned Television Stations. Post-production services were facilitated by Robeson Parks.

The documentary special is available on the 24/7 streaming platforms, 32 connected TV apps across streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV andRoku.

About ABC Owned Television Stations 

The eight owned ABC television stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 across all U.S. television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million Total Viewers and 62 million digital visitors a month, with a record of 2.2 billion minutes streamed, the eight stations are comprised of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. WABC-New York has remained the No. 1 station in the country for 19 years. 

More information about ABC Owned Television Stations streaming channels can be found here: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno.

Media Contacts:

Fonda Berosini

fonda.berosini@abc.com

Ambir Sniezko

ambir.sniezko@abc.com

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October 24, 2023

Media relations
Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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Part Three of ‘Our America: Trouble on Tap’ To Begin Airing Oct. 28 press release title

‘Drilling into California’s Water Crisis’ Delves Into the Impact of California’s Extreme Weather Conditions and the Recent Influx of Water After Years of Drought

A trailer for the episode can be viewed here.

“Our America: Trouble on Tap” the thought-provoking three-part documentary series from ABC Owned Television Stations, ABC News and National Geographic draws to a close with the third episode in the series, “Drilling into California’s Water Crisis” beginning, Saturday, Oct. 28. Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning Action News anchor Dale Yurong, the episode delves into the emerging water crisis that is putting the security of the state’s water, food and economy at risk. With interviews with some of the leading experts working toward tenable solutions, the final episode of the series explores the following three key areas.

The Drought:
California leads the U.S. in food production with over $51 billion in revenue and is the fifth largest supplier of food in the world; but with a state that’s been dealing with a mega drought for decades, what does it mean for farmers? The episode examines the science behind California’s increasing droughts and the impacts it has on every California resident.

Sinking Groundwater:
California’s largest source of water is in danger of running out due to the overreliance on pumping groundwater. There are 5,300 wells which have gone dry throughout the state since 2014. If over-pumping continues, over 9,200 wells could go dry by 2040, putting the most rural, disadvantaged communities in peril and without the water they need. Additionally, over-pumping causes subsidence leaving many areas susceptible to flooding.

Flooding:
In 2023, California’s wet season saw 31 atmospheric rivers bringing a record year of rainfall and snow. Several communities throughout the state were displaced due to power outages and flooding. In addition, hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland were destroyed by flooding, putting Central California’s economy at risk and consumers seeing the impact at grocery stores throughout the country.

“Drilling into California’s Water Crisis” airs on ABC Owned Television Stations’ streaming and digital platforms and on linear on the following dates:

Saturday, Oct. 28
10:00 p.m. PDT           ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles
10:00 p.m. PDT           ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno
11:00 p.m. CDT           ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago

Sunday, Oct.29
12:00 a.m. CDT           ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston
12:30 a.m. EDT            6abc/WPVI-TV Philadelphia 

Monday, Oct. 30
8:00 p.m. EDT             ABC Localish

Saturday, Nov. 4
8:30 p.m. PDT             ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco

Sunday, Nov. 5
2:00 p.m. EST               ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham

Monday, Nov. 6
8:00 p.m. EST              ABC Localish

Sunday, Dec. 31
1:00 p.m. EST              ABC7/WABC-TV New York

“Our America: Trouble on Tap” utilizes data from ABC Owned Television Stations Data Journalism Unit to examine how the effects of environmental pollution, climate change and aging infrastructure are gradually eroding the ability of more and more communities across the United States to have access to free and potable drinking water.    

The first episode, “Life with Forever Chemicals,” looks at per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances contamination in North Carolina. This episode takes viewers to Cape Fear, North Carolina, often referred to as ground zero for PFAS water contamination or water polluted by toxic “forever chemicals.” For decades, the drinking water supply for more than 250,000 people was contaminated as a result of a chemical company dumping toxic PFAS into the Cape Fear River. Years after the contamination was first publicly revealed, the region continues to grapple with ongoing health concerns, multiple lawsuits and constructing costly water treatment plants as it struggles to cope with decades of chronic exposure. It is available to watch here.

The second episode, “America’s Lead Problem,” examines the lasting impact of the use of lead pipes and the water infrastructure in America. Nearly 40 years after being banned as a plumbing material by the federal government, lead-based pipes are still carrying water to millions of homes across America, including Chicago, which has one of the highest concentrations of lead pipes in the country. But cities like Newark, New Jersey, which experienced high levels of lead in the water, replaced its lead service lines and is often used as a model of success in combating this public health issue. It is available to watch here.

“Our America: Trouble on Tap” is produced in partnership with Tracy J. Wholf, coordinating producer of the climate unit at ABC News, and Justin Allen, executive producer with ABC Owned Television Stations and National Geographic. ABC30/KFSN-TV, Central California’s ABC television station’s Tim Sarquis, Brandon Ridge, Jacqueline McLean and Ricky Courtney serve as executive producers for part three in the series “Drilling into California’s Water Crisis.”

Episodes are available on the 24/7 streaming platforms, 32 connected TV apps across streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV andRoku.

About ABC Owned Television Stations 

The eight owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 across all U.S. television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million Total Viewers and 48 million digital visitors a month, with a record of 3.1 billion minutes streamed, the eight stations are comprised of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. WABC-New York has remained the No. 1 station in the country for 19 years.

More information about ABC Owned Television Stations streaming channels can be found here: ABC7/WABC-TV New York, ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia, ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston, ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno.

Media Contacts:
Fonda Berosini
fonda.berosini@abc.com

Ambir Sniezko
ambir.sniezko@abc.com

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August 25, 2023

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East Los Angeles’ beloved Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival returns Sunday, Sept. 10, for its 77th year

‘Live with Kelly and Mark’ Co-Host Mark Consuelos Named Grand Marshal 

Eyewitness News’ Jovana Lara and Danny Romero To Host Live Coverage of the Parade Beginning at 10:00 a.m. PDT on ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles 

The beloved traditional Mexican Independence Day Parade will return to East Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Now in its 77th year, it is the longest-running and largest Mexican heritage parade in the country. As grand marshal, notable actor, producer and “Live with Kelly and Mark” co-host Mark Consuelos (“Riverdale,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “How I Met Your Father”) will lead this year’s festivities which will include live music, cultural entertainment, attractions, food and fun for the entire family.  

Hosted by ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor Jovana Lara and weathercaster Danny Romero, the parade will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT on ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles, Southern California’s most-watched television station and the official broadcast partner for the East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival. The parade route will travel east on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, starting from Mednik Avenue and culminating at Record Avenue. The festivities will continue at the Grand Festival on Mednik Avenue, between East César E. Chávez Avenue and First Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT.  Live simulcasts of the parade will be available across the ABC OTV streaming and digital platforms, Hulu and ABC News Live.

To kick off the celebration, a press conference is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, 11:00 a.m. PDT, at the offices of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, located at 2401 West 6th Street in Los Angeles. 

For 77 years, the Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico has been the driving force behind the iconic Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival in East Los Angeles. As a symbol of unity and tradition for the Mexican community, this parade attracts thousands of multigenerational participants and attendees, and consistently surpasses attendance expectations year after year. Since its establishment in 1931, the Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico has stood as one of the pillars of the Los Angeles Mexican American community. 

The East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival is presented and produced by the Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico, Alexandra Lozano Immigration Law and ABC7, with the support of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and City of Los Angeles. 

Media Contacts: 
Mariluz González 
Vesper Public Relations 
(818) 667-6403 
mgonzalez@vesperpublicrelations.com 

For Sponsorship opportunities, contact: 
Judy Roldan 
Direct: (562) 682-0030 ]
judyroldan11@gmail.com 
www.eastla-parade.com 

Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee 
Sergio Tinoco  
Parade Director 
Direct: (323) 816-8819 
rusticoimports@gmail.com 

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January 16, 2023

Media relations
Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a ‘2023 Kingdom Day celebration’

Hulu for the first time will live stream the parade to a national audience

Presenting sponsor Blue Shield California

The Special Airs on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 (11:00 a.m. PST) and Streams Live on the Hulu, ABC7 Los Angeles App, ABC7’s Connected TV Apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

In its 15th year as broadcasting partner, ABC7 Los Angeles announces it will air “2023 Kingdom Day Celebration” special on Monday, Jan. 16, 2021 (11:00 a.m. PST) to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year marks the first time the parade will be live streamed on Hulu to a national audience. The event, which is a live parade that travels down the streets of South Los Angeles, will be a two-hour long televised event, hosted by ABC7 anchors Leslie Sykes and Rachel Brown.  They will be joined by ABC7 reporters Josh Haskell and Michelle Fisher along the parade route. The special is presented by Blue Shield California.

The Los Angeles Kingdom Day Parade is the nation’s largest and longest running Kingdom Day Parade and Birthday Celebration, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.  A very special guest this year will be newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass who plans to attend the parade, as well as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, along with a variety of local notables and city council members. Other expected guests include L.A.County Supervisor Janice Hahn, LAPD Police Chief Michel Moore and the LA County Sheriff Robert Luna, along with the Head of LA Head of School Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho.

The annual event held on the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday features talented marching bands, colorful floats, dynamic dancers, dramatic drumlines, spirited cheer squads, VIP city, state and national leaders, clip-clopping cowboy and charro equestrian units and a diverse array of community groups marching for social justice and in support of Dr. King’s ‘dream.’  In addition, ABC7 will hosting a photo booth and will be participating in the Leimert MLK Festival.

Viewers can also download the free ABC7 Los Angeles app and stream the celebration on Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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December 10, 2021

Media relations
Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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ABC7/KABC TV- Los Angeles Explores the Life of Foster Care Children in ‘Finding Family: The Long Road Home’ Set To Premiere This Saturday, Dec. 11 (10:30 P.M. PST)

The Half-Hour Special Features the People Who Dedicate Their Lives to Children and How the Worldwide Pandemic Didn’t Stop Them

ABC7 Los Angeles shines a light on the foster care system and the people who dedicate their lives to children in a half-hour special, “Finding Family: The Long Road Home,” premiering this Saturday, Dec. 11 (10:30 p.m. PST), with an encore on Saturday, Jan. 1 (6:30 p.m. PST).

In Los Angeles County, there are almost 19,000 kids in foster care. More than 600 need a permanent home. “Finding Family: The Long Road Home” shares the day-to-day work of social workers, human trafficking survivors, and volunteers who worked through the pandemic to find homes for foster children — and how the worldwide pandemic didn’t stop them.

“Finding Family: The Long Road Home” was led and produced by ABC7 anchor Veronica Miracle.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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Fonda Berosini
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles ‘On the Red Carpet: Remembering Jenni Rivera’ Celebrates the Life of the Superstar on the Ninth Anniversary of the Tragic Plane Crash

The Half-Hour Special Airs on ABC7 on Saturday, Dec. 11 (10:00 p.m. PST)

ABC7 Los Angeles, the most-watched station in Southern California, airs “On The Red Carpet: Remembering Jenni Rivera” this Saturday, Dec. 11 (10:00 p.m. PST), with an encore on Monday, Dec. 13 (10:00 p.m. PST). The half-hour special celebrates and honors the life and legacy of Mexican superstar Jenni Rivera, known as “La Diva La Banda.”

The late Rivera is the most successful female artist in banda music, a Mexican regional genre. She became best-known for singing rancheras and corridos, which is traditional music deeply rooted in Mexican culture. Her stardom in a male-dominated genre was unprecedented, and her musical talent won the heart of millions of fans.

On Dec. 8, 2012, Rivera boarded a plane after a sold-out show in Monterey, Mexico. Soon after takeoff, the plane crashed, killing all on board.  “On The Red Carpet” sat down with Rivera’s children and with fans whose lives were changed because of Rivera’s positive impact and influence.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.

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Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ABC7/