The world enters a new year, leaving 12 months marked by war, celebration, major political changes and more.
And ABC News was there for it all and will look back at this year’s most compelling events in a two-hour special, “The Year: 2022,” which airs Monday, December 26 at 9 p.m. EST and airs the next day Hello.
Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts will host the special and will be joined by other ABC News correspondents including George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, David Muir, Juju Chang, Ginger Zee, Linsey Davis, James Longman and Janai Norman. who will do this View specific news and events.
Here are some of the themes that will be reflected in the special.
The Year in Pop Culture
Nightline co-host Juju Chang will take a look at some of the pop culture and trending stories of 2022. From new obsessions like Pickleball and Worldle to Taylor Swift’s Ticketmaster debacle, there was plenty of word of mouth.
ABC News’ Janai Norman follows celebrity marriages, engagements and relationships of 2022, like Kim Kardashian’s brief romance with Pete Davidson and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck tying the knot.
Interviews with newsmakers
The World News Tonight host traveled the world to interview some of the biggest newsmakers of the year. David Muir will reflect on these interviews with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, former Vice President Mike Pence and residents of Uvalde, Texas.
Law & Justice
ABC News Live’s Linsey Davis examines the biggest legal and most significant moves that have changed life and politics in the United States, such as the repeal of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court and the release of Adnan Syed from custody.
heroes & changers
Robin Roberts profiles some of the groups and people who have fought through adversity and challenges to make the world a better place. Ukrainian civilians and troops who have defended their homes against Russian invaders and Richard Fierro, who stopped a gunman at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, are some of the game changers.
Good Morning America co-host Michael Strahan takes a look at the latest rising stars in film, television and music, including Austin Butler, Quinta Brunson and global superstar Bad Bunny, as well as longtime actors who have received recognition for Me worked like Brunson’s Abbott Elementary co-star Sheryl Lee Ralph for decades.
This Week host George Stephanopoulos explores the biggest political stories of the year. The Jan. 6 hearings, the midterm elections where Republicans managed to secure a narrow majority in the House of Representatives, and power players preparing their runs for 2024 are some of the biggest issues.
National Geographic Photos of the Year
ABC News’ Ginger Zee presents some of National Geographic’s carefully curated photos of the year. Zee will also highlight the work she and ABC News’ climate team has done in covering examples of climate change and other environmental stories. Visit nationalgeographic.com for more information on this story.
A royal year
ABC News’ James Longman looks back on coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the accession of King Charles and the aftermath of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series.
In memory 2022
The world has lost several significant figures this year. ABC News will remember the lives of Olivia Newton-John, Loretta Lynn, Irene Cara, Ray Liotta, William Hurt and James Caan, Madeline Albright, Mikhail Gorbachev and more.