ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

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Daily 6:30 PM on ABC Premiered Jan 01, 1965 In Season

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ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

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World News Tonight is a nightly news program that airs on ABC.

History:

Harry Reasoner and Howard K. Smith had co-anchored the ABC Evening News from December 1970. In 1975, Reasoner assumed sole anchor responsibilities until his pairing with Barbara Walters, the first female network anchor, in Oct. 1976. Ratings for the nightly news broadcast declined shortly thereafter.

On July 10, 1978, Roone Arledge, head of ABC's news and sports divisions, launched World News Tonight with a trio of anchors. From Washington D.C., the late Frank Reynolds assumed primary anchor responsibilities, while Peter Jennings (from London) and the late Max Robinson (from Chicago) - the first African-American network news anchor - provided secondary duties.

From 1983 to 2005, the program as anchored by Peter Jennings. Following Jennings' death, the program was renamed on August 15, 2005, from World News Tonight with Peter Jennings to World News Tonight. Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff were named as co-anchors. Woodruff was severely wounded in January 2006 while reporting from Iraq. Vargas stepped down for maternity leave in May 2006 and Charles Gibson was named as permanent anchor.

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AIRED ON 11/19/2013

Season 2013 : Episode 20131119

  • AND: IN A (NOT REALLY THAT) SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS, MAD MEN HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR SEASON 4.

    News Briefs: Charlie Gibson is leaving World News

    TV.com's daily news round-up for Wednesday, September 2.

  • ABC NEWSMAN, INJURED IN IRAQ, WILL RETURN WITH A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL ABOUT HIS PERSONAL DRAMA.

    Woodruff returns with special

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    News

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    Weekly Roundup & Analysis, Breaking News, Current News, Profile, Politics