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Dedication Day Speaker: ABC News Commentator Sam Donaldson

Sam DonaldsonVeteran ABC commentator Sam Donaldson will be the featured speaker during Dedication Day Ceremonies at Soldiers' National Cemetery on Friday, November 19, 2010. This year's ceremony will mark the 147th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

A 42-year ABC News veteran, Donaldson served two appointments as chief White House correspondent for ABC News from 1977 to 1989 and again from January 1998 to August 1999, covering Presidents Carter, Reagan and Clinton. Donaldson also co-anchored "PrimeTime Live" with Diane Sawyer from August 1989 until it merged with "20/20" in 1999. He co-anchored the ABC News Sunday morning broadcast "This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts" from December 1996 to September 2002. 

From October 2001 to May 2004, Donaldson hosted "The Sam Donaldson Show -- Live in America," a daily news/talk radio program broadcast on ABC News Radio affiliates across the country. the show tackled the day's top stories and important issues -- getting comments from newsmakers, engaging listener calls and of course inserting his own experiences and opinions.

 

Donaldson's most recent assignment at ABC News is as co-anchor of "Politics Live" on ABC News Now, the network's 24-hour digital outlet.While Donaldson has retired from full-time work at the network, he will continue to appear frequently as a contributor on the "This Week" roundtable and contribute to ABC News Radio. (Photo by STEVE FENN/ABC)

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10/11/2010