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March 8, 2023

Media relations
Dawn Rowan
Director, Communications
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ABC’s ‘On the Red Carpet’ To Offer Full Coverage of the Oscars® – Hollywood’s Biggest Night and Beyond

ABC Specials To Air Exclusive Content Across ABC Owned Television Stations and Will Be Televised in 88 U.S. Markets Across 20 Countries Worldwide

Hosted by KABC’s award-winning entertainment reporter George Pennacchio, ABC’s “On The Red Carpet” specials will include live coverage from the red carpet starting at 1:00 p.m. PDT/4:00 p.m. EDT on Oscar® Sunday, March 12, on the eight ABC Owned Television Stations, and will be syndicated on ABC affiliates across the country, plus on networks around the world. The ABC Owned Television Stations will also be represented on the red carpet with live coverage from WABC-TV New York, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco and KFSN-TV Fresno. Overall, ABC will offer more than seven hours of excusive Oscars® content across linear, digital and streaming media.

The “On The Red Carpet” (OTRC) specials uniquely set the stage for Hollywood’s most-anticipated night of the year:

Beginning Saturday, March 11 – “On The Red Carpet Oscar Sunday Preview” unfurls the carpet for the 95th Academy Awards® with an exclusive preview of Oscar Sunday, available in syndication.  

Sunday, March 12 (1:00-3:30 p.m. PDT) – “On The Red Carpet at The Oscars” covers much of the anticipated red-carpet arrivals and a fly-on-the-wall view of fan viewing parties across the United States as fans and cinephiles celebrate their love for movies. KABC’s award-winning entertainment reporter George Pennacchio assumes first position on the red carpet to deliver scintillating live interviews with this year’s nominees as they head into the Dolby Theatre.

“OTRC”’s correspondents will report live from multiple locations on Oscar Sunday. Supermodel and fashion expert Roshumba Williams will be joined by KABC meteorologist Leslie Lopez to bring live updates of all the glitz and glamour as the stars arrive.  To ensure Roshumba and the other hosts truly shine, “On The Red Carpet at the Oscars” teamed up with El Paseo Jewelers, lending nearly $5 million in diamond jewelry to be worn by the hosts on the big night. KABC’s anchor Rachel Brown and reporter Tony Cabrera will team up and report from an exclusive balcony position over the red carpet bringing live looks at Oscar viewing parties happening across the country, with Michelle Fisher reporting live from the viewing party at the Academy Museum. “On the Red Carpet at The Oscars” can be accessed via digital and streaming outlets only from 3:30-5:00 p.m. PDT.

Sunday, March 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m. PDT) – “On The Red Carpet After The Awards”: George Pennacchio hosts this live special from the Governors Ball, checking in with the night’s biggest winners. Karl Schmid helms the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Gala, and Christiane Cordero covers the Elton John AIDS Foundation event. Brianna Ruffalo joins Roshumba Williams to reveal Roshumba’s best-dressed list, while Lisa Cabello from Disney Movie Insiders joins Jory Rand and Alex Cheney in studio to recap the night, sharing insights about the awards, fashion and parties. 

Sunday, March 12 (11:35-12:00 a.m. PDT) – “On The Red Carpet After Dark”: The showcloses out one of Hollywood’s biggest events. 

For participating stations, check your local listings. 

The 95th Academy Awards will be held Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. 

Follow @OnTheRedCarpet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok for additional exclusive content including fashion galleries, interviews and more. 

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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Media Contact:
Dawn Rowan, Director, Communications
ABC Owned Television Station