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ABC News Plans Series on Hunger Crisis in U.S.

Reports for ‘GMA,' ‘World News,' ‘Nightline' planned for Aug. 24
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ABC News will launch a division-wide series called Hunger at
Home: Crisis on America with a full day of reports on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

ABC World News weekend anchor David Muir, Steve Osunsami,
chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser and Deborah Roberts will
report on the growing number of American families who go hungry.

The reports -- which will air on TV on Good Morning America,
World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline - will also highlight ways that viewers
can help fight hunger in their communities.

"One of the most powerful things we can do as
journalists is to shine a spotlight -- the full power and reach of ABC News --
when people need help," said ABC News President Ben Sherwood. "We believe our audience will be moved by the
stories of Americans struggling to feed their families. And we know they will
be inspired to action when they learn the simple things they can do to make a
difference."

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