ABC's Michael Koenigs talks about new 'Localish' channel and his 'More in Common' series

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ABC News reporter Michael Koenigs has spent his career at ABC finding the out-of-the-way stories - or tackling a topic in a unique way. (WLS)

ABC's Michael Koenigs has spent his career as a reporter and producer finding the out-of-the-way stories - tackling national topics in a unique way. During the 2016 Elections, he decided to cover the Election cycle - by biking across America to talk to people.

His latest venture is launching a new digital brand called "Localish" for ABC Owned Stations that brings out the good in America's cities. Check out the trailer for it on the ABC website HERE.
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Part 2 of our interview with Michael Koenigs about the newweb series Localish on Facebook Watch.


Michael stops by WCL to talk this new venture. He is the Executive Producer of Localish and More In Common is their Flagship series. New episodes will premiere every Saturday at noon on Facebook Watch. Localish is going to be your "go-to" place for everything local, from favorite places to eat and drink, best places to stay, what's best in your neighborhoods to everything in between. Michael's series More in Common takes a look at people across the country who are getting along and finding common ground in amazing ways. His first piece was taped right here in Chicago - in the Austin neighborhood. It's all about the Chicago Peace League - softball teams made up of rivaling gang members, who all put aside their differences to play the game. And there's more - the local police also join in. Once a year - they play an All Star championship game against members of the 15th District police department. This helps the local people get to know officers as people, not as a badge.

Watch the piece via Facebook Watch HERE.

Some of the people interviewed in this piece join us in the audience to discuss the response.

Localish officially launches this fall, but you can check them out now on Facebook Watch HERE.

And you check them out on their website: Localish.com.

More In Common has its own Facebook Watch page - check it out HERE.
Plus - you can check out more about Michael at his website HERE.

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