Not to be outdone on Saturdays by CBS’ 48 Hours, and NBC’s new Dateline Saturday Night Mysteries series, ABC is now adding a newsmagazine of its own on Saturday nights. Nightline Prime, an offshoot of ABC News’ long-running late-night news program Nightline, will air in primetime on Saturdays starting March 15 at 9pm ET.
“True to Nightline’s long tradition of excellence in of-the-moment journalism and documentary-style storytelling, Nightline Prime will use the newest technologies to put viewers in the middle of stories as they unfold. The new program puts the latest small, agile cameras out with journalists embedded at the center of the stories they are reporting, enabling its teams to go farther, closer and deeper than previously possible.”
An ABC release says that some of the upcoming stories covered on Nightline Prime will include journalists riding shotgun with a group of motorcyclists as they attempt to shut down traffic; a look into the barrios of Latin America, where young women risk their lives for a new body; a visit to the poisonous Snake Island of Brazil; and more.
Nightline Prime airs Saturdays at 9pm ET on ABC starting March 15.