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  • ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson

    November 25, 2014 1:43 PM

    NEW YORK - ABC News' George Stephanopoulos has landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Tuesday in Missouri. The network interrupted its afternoon programming on Tuesday for Stephanopoulos to talk about the interview. ABC will also feature the interview... more »
  • EBR changes policies after WBRZ Investigation Play Video

    October 27, 2014 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials made several policy changes as a result of a WBRZ investigation which discovered the executive director of the Alcohol Beverage Control Office was working a second day job. The WBRZ Investigative Unit found that Chris Cranford, who has an administrative job with ABC, routinely... more »
  • Cast member fired from 'Scandal'

    April 26, 2014 1:09 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Columbus Short won't be returning to "Scandal" following his legal troubles. The 31-year-old actor said in a statement released Friday that he's exiting the ABC political thriller after three seasons. "At this time, I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for... more »
  • Enter to win an ABC Super Fun Fall Premiere Kit

    October 4, 2013 6:40 PM

    In honor of the new 2013 fall television premieres on WBRZ, we are giving away one ABC Super Fun Fall Premiere Kit full of goodies from some of our new shows. The kit is valued at $250.00 and includes: * Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Notebook, Lanyard, Tattoo &... more »
  • Juan Pablo Galavis is ABC's new "Bachelor"

    August 6, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - What Juan Pablo Galavis lacked in airtime on "The Bachelorette," he made up in popularity among viewers. Now the former pro soccer player will be ABC's next "Bachelor," where 25 women begin the show vying for his heart. The 32-year-old was born in Ithaca, N.Y., but moved... more »
  • Dorothy Hamill, Wynona Judd among 'Dancing' stars

    February 26, 2013 10:01 AM

    NEW YORK - A gold-medal figure skater, a country music legend and a comedian are stepping their way onto "Dancing With the Stars." Dorothy Hamill, Wynona Judd and Andy Dick are among 11 contenders for the mirrored ball on the new season of the celebrity dance competition. Other famous faces... more »
  • Robin Roberts set to return to 'GMA' on Feb. 20

    February 7, 2013 8:03 AM

    NEW YORK - ABC News says Robin Roberts will be back on the job at the "Good Morning America" anchor desk on Feb. 20. Her return will be five months to the day since her bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder. Roberts has gotten the all-clear from... more »
  • Barbara Walters hospitalized with chicken pox

    January 28, 2013 10:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Barbara Walters has the chicken pox. The television veteran has been hospitalized for more than a week after taking a fall. Doctors wouldn't release her because she was running a temperature, and now they know why: The 83-year-old news veteran has a disease many people deal with when... more »
  • Ex-ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson charged with DUI

    December 19, 2012 2:58 PM

    LEWES, Del.- Former ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson is facing a drunken driving charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped on Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him... more »
  • ABC celebrating Dick Clark on New Year's Eve

    November 28, 2012 10:34 AM

    NEW YORK - ABC is turning its first New Year's Eve without Dick Clark in four decades partly into a celebration of the showbiz impresario's life. Clark, who originated the annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special in 1971, died at age 82 in April. Fergie and Jenny McCarthy will be... more »
  • Mother of GMA co-host Robin Roberts dies

    August 31, 2012 8:47 AM

    NEW YORK - The mother of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts has died. Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said 88-year-old Lucimarian Roberts died Thursday night. ABC's Facebook page said Robins traveled "home to Mississippi just in time to see her." The death... more »
  • Ron Palillo, of 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' dies at 63

    August 14, 2012 1:00 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The actor best known as the nerdy high-school student Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died in Florida. Ron Palillo was 63. Palillo's friend, Karen Poindexter, says Palillo died early Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens of an apparent heart attack. Palillo was forever remembered... more »
  • Televised daredevil tightrope walk over Niagara Falls

    May 11, 2012 10:11 AM

    NEW YORK - ABC is turning Nik Wallenda's attempted tightrope walk over Niagara Falls into a prime-time television event next month. The network said Friday it will devote its entire prime-time schedule to a three-hour special on June 15 with the daredevil's attempt. Part of the show will be... more »
  • Tebow approached to star in "The Bachelor"

    March 6, 2012 11:19 AM

    NEW YORK-"The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison says he tried to recruit Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for the next season of the reality competition. "I met about him becoming our next Bachelor, I think he'd be a great Bachelor," Chris Harrison said during an interview. Harrison said Tebow... more »
  • Nightline airing controversial story with Gingrich's ex-wife Play Video

    January 19, 2012 4:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - ABC's Brian Ross says talks with Marianne Gingrich started in November. He says a plan to interview Newt Gingrich's ex-wife was only finalized within the last ten days. Gingrich's second wife says the GOP candidate asked her for an "open marriage" in which he could have both... more »
  • Business owner says ABC board member deserves arrest

    October 17, 2011 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A business owner, authorities say was caught up in an extortion and bribery scheme, says the appointed official accused of the crimes, deserved to get caught. Ralph Johnson, an almost-two year member of the ABC Board in Baton Rouge was arrested on one count of each charge... more »
  • ABC board member accused of bribery, extortion

    October 17, 2011 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Alcohol Tobacco Control agents arrested an East Baton Rouge Alcohol Beverage Control board member on extortion and public bribery charges. Ralpheal Steven Johnson faces felony charges. Johnson is an appointed member of the board that oversees alcohol permits in the city-parish. According to investigators, Johnson... more »
  • WVU fans build tent city for GameDay in Morgantown

    September 23, 2011 11:28 AM

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University students have built a tent city next to ESPN's College GameDay broadcast site and say they're determined to make sure the state is presented in a positive light. No. 16 West Virginia hosts No. 2 Louisiana State on Saturday. Students say there's... more »
  • ABC Soaps may head Online

    July 7, 2011 7:31 PM

    A pair of ABC soaps that were canceled may go on to new life on the Internet. ABC licensed "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" in a deal allowing their stories to continue beyond their broadcast termination. Prospect Park is the company that acquired both of the programs... more »
  • ABC starting new comedy night

    May 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    NEW YORK - ABC is bringing Tim Allen back in a sitcom and resurrecting "Charlie's Angels" for a new generation next season. The network says it will introduce 13 new series, eight of them in the fall. Viewers can say goodbye to "Brothers & Sisters," "V" and "Better... more »
  • Mom who injected daughter with Botox investigated

    May 13, 2011 12:43 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco authorities are investigating a mother who says she gives anti-wrinkle Botox injections to her 8-year-old daughter who appears in beauty contests. Trent Rhorer with the city's Human Services Agency tells KGO-TV that officials need to sit down and talk with Kerry Campbell and her... more »
  • ABC cancels 2 longtime soaps from daytime lineup

    April 14, 2011 2:08 PM

    NEW YORK - ABC is canceling the soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live," both programs that have been on the network's daytime lineup for more than 40 years. The move leaves "General Hospital" as ABC's only daytime drama. ABC's daytime department president Brian Frons... more »
  • ABC Board survives Metro Council vote

    February 9, 2011 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Metro Council voted to keep a board intact that regulates alcohol in the city. Councilman Smokie Bourgeois proposed eliminating the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board because he said it was an unnecessary extra step in the process of getting a liquor license, or receiving fines for... more »
  • BR alcohol office in question as ABC board heads to chopping block

    February 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge city agency tracks alcohol sales just like the state does, and city officials will soon consider abolishing the board tied to it. The Alcoholic Beverage Control office has a $600,000 budget, plus an advisory board. The office is in charge of licensing and... more »
  • Industry leader: Abolish Baton Rouge ABC board

    February 7, 2011 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of a Baton Rouge restaurant group says he supports a proposal before the Metro Council to abolish the Alcoholic Beverage Control board. Andy Blouin, president of the Baton Rouge chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, tells The Advocate that eliminating the board would save money... more »
  • Husband discusses Giffords' condition in interview

    January 17, 2011 12:38 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' husband says she's doing so well that she insisted on giving him a 10-minute neck massage from her hospital bed. In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer that will air Tuesday, astronaut Mark Kelly says the gesture shows that his wife is improving... more »
  • City gives teen clubs rules and regulations

    November 23, 2010 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials are cracking down on pop-up clubs for teens in Baton Rouge. Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis says abandonded buildings are often rented out for these parties, where any teen can pay to party. Lewis says there are no regulations for the clubs, and that allows teenagers... more »
  • Eva Longoria files for divorce from Tony Parker

    November 17, 2010 12:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Eva Longoria has filed for divorce from Tony Parker, citing irreconcilable differences. Longoria filed papers Wednesday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court. She and Parker, the All-Star point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, were married July 7, 2007. They have no children together.... more »
  • Eminem, Lady Antebellum lead American Music picks

    October 12, 2010 1:03 PM

    Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees for the 38th annual American Music Awards with five nods each. Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber has four nominations, while Katy Perry, Ke$ha, B.o.B. and Usher have three each. Singers Demi Lovato and Taio Cruz made the announcement Tuesday in Los Angeles. ... more »
  • Obama to appear on ABC's 'The View' on Thursday

    July 26, 2010 8:47 AM

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit ABC's "The View" on Thursday. It will mark the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited a daytime talk show. Obama's interview will touch on topics including jobs, the economy, the Gulf oil spill and family life inside the White House. It... more »
  • Landrieu: Drilling moratorium causes economic harm

    June 10, 2010 7:21 AM

    Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is calling on the Obama administration to end the moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying it will cause economic hardship in the region. Speaking on ABC's "Good Morning America," Landrieu said the moratorium was issued without much economic analysis and said the deepwater rigs in the Gulf... more »
  • Obama News Conference - live on WBRZ tomorrow at 11:45am

    May 26, 2010 12:21 PM

    President Obama is scheduled to have a news conference Thursday at 11:45am CST, and is going to be speaking about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. WBRZ will be taking this press conference live starting at that time. We will also more than likely stream it here... more »
  • James says he lied to everyone, including himself

    May 25, 2010 9:10 PM

    Jesse James says he lied about cheating during his marriage to Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and knew he would eventually get caught. "When I was doing it, you know, one, I knew it was horrible, it made me feel horrible. And two, I knew I would get caught eventually, and... more »
  • Jesse James tells ABC he threw away marriage to Bullock

    May 21, 2010 1:19 PM

    Jesse James says he took an amazing life and threw it all away. The estranged husband of Oscar winner Sandra Bullock gave his first television interview to ABC's "Nightline," scheduled to air Tuesday. ABC says in a brief excerpt released Friday that James publicly apologized to Bullock and... more »
  • Familiar ABC face may soon return

    January 7, 2010 10:23 PM

    Ted Koppel may soon return to the ABC airwaves. The 69-year old currently works as a commentator for BBC America and National Public Radio. Koppel is the former host of ABC's "Nightline." Sources say he is now being considered as the lead on "This Week", the political talk... more »
  • Diane Sawyer leaves Good Morning America

    December 11, 2009 3:20 PM

    Diane Sawyer left ABC's "Good Morning America" today but not before an emotional moment that recalled the biggest story of her time on the show. Sawyer met with children born after their fathers were killed in September 11th terrorist attacks. The show first brought them together on the first anniversary... more »

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