NEW YORK — “Impact x Nightline,” a new weekly streaming magazine from the late-night news program “Nightline,” will not feature anchor offices or fancy television studios. There will be no special effects or exaggerated lighting. “Direct to the source” reporting will be central to the stories people across America are talking about — and soon will be — talking about.

“The weekly program will take an in-depth look at the stories and issues that dominate the air, offering additional insights viewers can’t get anywhere else,” said ABC News President Kim Godwin.

“Impact,” designed for ABC News’ growing streaming audience, will dive deep into relevant societal subject matter, from cities healing in the wake of tragic school shootings to the enterprise of American nostalgia, and will put spotlighting real people affected by the issue.


Impact x Nightline

A weekly newsmagazine featuring hard-hitting investigative reporting, in-depth dives into news cycle stories, news personality profiles and celebrity interviews.

The first episode, airing Thursday, October 6, focuses on abortion rights in a post-Roe v. Wade, with ABC News’ Emmy Award-winning Congressional Correspondent, Rachel Scott, guiding the conversation.

Scott and the rest of the team investigate the divisive issue from every angle: speaking with pro and anti-abortion rights groups, young mothers, abortion clinics and others.

“The title of the show is intentional,” said Eman Varoqua, executive producer of “Nightline” and “Impact x Nightline.” “We hope it not only explores the topics that matter to our viewers, but does so in a meaningful way that can really make an impact.”

The show’s title is intentional, as are its “immersive, story-driven reporting,” according to Streaming News VP Justin Dial.

“If you see it on ‘Impact’, it probably means you haven’t heard of that side of the story. The program will bring viewers to the front lines of the story, reporting from anywhere in the world where the story takes place,” Dial said.

“Impact” will be the second weekly offering from ABC News’ streaming vertical, ABC News Studios, following the launch of “Power Trip” last month. The series follows seven youth ’embedded’ in the campaign, mentored by George Stephanopoulos as they pursue candidates leading up to the 2022 midterm elections.

Part of the appeal of “Power Trip” is how quickly the episodes run: the first installation hit Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sending planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

“Impact x Nightline” and “Power Trip” are available to stream exclusively on Hulu, with episodes premiering every Thursday and Sunday, respectively.

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