ABCNews.com’s 15-minute webcast will not be scuttled, despite recent rumblings to that effect, THR reports. For the past two years, the webcast has been streamed live weekdays at 3 PM EDT and then available as a free podcast on iTunes. The podcast, which is hosted by ABC World News anchor Charlie Gibson, is currently 44th on iTunes’ list of top podcasts, and THR says it gets downloaded about 600,000 times a day.
Given the uncertainty about how many people actually view the downloads has made advertising a tough sell and has led to rumors about the podcast being dropped. Back in June, David Westin, ABC