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August 26, 2020

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ABC7/WABC-TV New York Hosts Live Virtual Town Hall to Discuss Back-to-School Plans for the Tri-State Area

‘ABC7 Back to School’ Virtual Town Hall to Stream Live, Thursday, Aug. 27 (5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT)

Exclusive Stream Live at and ABC7NY’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku

WABC-TV, New York’s and the nation’s No. 1 station, presents a one-hour virtual town hall, ABC7 Back to School,” Thursday, Aug. 27 (5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT), via LIVE stream only and ABC7NY’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TVAndroid TVApple TV and RokuThe town hall will be hosted by Eyewitness News reporter and weekend co-anchor Michelle Charlesworth.

As families and school districts across the tri-state region prepare for the return of school, there are numerous challenges they face with unanswered questions. ABC7NY’s “Back to School” town hall is bringing experts together from New York City and across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to answer your questions. The panel of experts will address concerns such as how to help your child excel in a remote classroom and how to keep students who are attending in-class instruction safe. They will provide guidelines on what questions parents should ask about their school’s remote learning plan, as well as other concerns. Viewers are encouraged to submit their questions in advance via

The panelists will include the following:

  • Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical correspondent
  • Dr. Victor Fornari, chief of Division, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Ronald Chaluisán, executive director of the Newark Trust for Education

“ABC7 Back to School” virtual town hall is available via LIVE stream at and ABC7NY’s connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TVAndroid TVApple TV and Roku

About WABC
WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live, local news and weather each week, Channel 7 “Eyewitness News” is the most watched local news in New York and the United States. WABC-TV also produces “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” weekdays at 9:00 a.m., which is seen in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Quality news and programming, cutting-edge technology and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York’s No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation.


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