ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz will host ON THE RADAR, a new show in the daily series "Power Players" from ABC News and Yahoo! News, starting today, January 18. As host of "On the Radar," Raddatz will offer viewers an expansive look at the defense, intelligence and foreign affairs worlds through the lens of U.S. policy and national security.
On Friday, January 18, "On the Radar" will feature Raddatz's exclusive interview with outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The interview will be available on the ABC News-Yahoo! News Power Players Blog here
From the expansion of U.S. drones to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, every episode will feature interviews with insiders and experts on a variety of topics to help viewers gain context and a deeper understanding of the stories and policy debates on her radar. Now a new digital audience can tune in for original content, Raddatz's in-depth interviews and expert analysis on pressing global topics, anytime, anywhere.
"We live in an interconnected world where the United States' relationships across the globe have a direct impact on our lives here at home from both a national security and economic perspective," said Raddatz. "I am thrilled that this new digital program will allow me to take a deeper dive into some of the important issues facing our country, from the winding down of the war in Afghanistan and the importance of caring for our veterans to how the Arab Spring will impact U.S. navigation of conflicts in The Middle East."
The Yahoo!-ABC News Network continues to satisfy users' appetite for original digital content, as evidenced by the success of the daily video series "Power Players." Feeding that appetite, Raddatz joins the ABC News and Yahoo! News' powerhouse team of anchors and correspondents that includes ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, Jonathan Karl, Rick Klein and Yahoo! News' Olivier Knox.
Every weekday, viewers can tune in for the hottest political news stories from the most trusted reporters in Washington. The new "Power Players" weekly lineup includes:
George's Bottom Line: As one of politics' most respected voices, anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America" and host of "This Week," George Stephanopoulos tackles the biggest stories in Washington from the fiscal cliff deal to the debate over stricter gun control laws. Each week he offers a no-nonsense look at the politics and policy debates driving the news cycle. Who is up, down or out? Stephanopoulos gives you his "bottom line" on what to watch for in the coming week.
Top Line: Hosted by ABC News' Washington Editor Rick Klein and Yahoo! News' Olivier Knox, "Top Line" features insight and anecdotes from Washington's most tuned-in reporters and other top sources. Each week, the duo sizes up the political players, the missteps and the trending topics in Washington.
Politics Confidential with Jonathan Karl: No one knows the ins and outs of the White House and the Capitol like ABC News' Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. He takes you behind the curtain of the White House press corps, getting the inside scoop on the hottest topics inside the Beltway from social trends, to politics, pop culture and media.
On the Radar with Martha Raddatz: From moderating the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate to on-the-ground reports from conflict zones around the world, no one is better equipped to deliver comprehensive coverage of detailed foreign policy issues that viewers Need to Know like ABC News' Martha Raddatz. Through interviews and her own expertise, she highlights important current events and complex policy issues that are not always featured in the national spotlight.
These shows run online weekly as part of the "Power Players" series
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