10 Facts About WABC-TV


WABC-TV is a television station in New York City, serving as the flagship of the ABC network.

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WABC-TV is best known in broadcasting circles for its version of the Eyewitness News format and for its morning show, syndicated nationally by corporate cousin Walt Disney Television.

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WABC-TV produces the nationally syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan.

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WABC-TV serves as the local over-the-air broadcaster of Monday Night Football games, airing simulcasts of the ESPN-televised games carried nationally on ABC.

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Since 2013, WABC-TV serves as the exclusive local English-language carrier of the annual New York City Marathon.

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WABC-TV aired New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils games carried through the NHL on ABC; this included the Devils' victories in the 2000 and 2003 Stanley Cup Finals, as well as their appearance in the 2001 Stanley Cup Finals.

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WABC-TV previously aired any New York Yankees and New York Mets games through ABC's baseball contract; this included the Yankees' victory in the 1977 World Series and appearance in the 1981 World Series.

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WABC-TV's record has since been surpassed by WNBC's Chuck Scarborough and WXTV's Rafael Pineda.

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WABC-TV's website had a link for live streaming video of "Channel 7 Eyewitness News NOW", which offered live local and national weather updated from AccuWeather alongside local news.

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WABC-TV will leave its longtime home of Lincoln Square upon the completion of a new campus for Disney, located at Hudson Square in Lower Manhattan.

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