ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

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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 responsiblities, 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.moreless

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AIRED ON 11/19/2013

Season 2013 : Episode 20131119

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  • A very Biased Point of View of the ACA

    1.0
    ABC continues to do a hatchet job on the ACA. Why is this national network continuing to disparage a plan, which if successful, will offer health care to 48 million American who don't have it? Sawyer's comment, " another five year" with a dismal downing-in-the-mouth look did for me. I will no longer watch this station. I did turn to NBC which gave a balance view. How refreshing- my new nightly news station NBC.moreless
  • Granny is tired of the alphabet news.

    9.0
    I have watched abc news for many years (I am 73 ), but I have to bid you people good-bye . I am tired of the one sided news we get . I especially liked you Diane Saywer. But you have to go to,because you have fell in line with the status-quo. I want to hear BOTH sides of the news and let me make up my own mind. You have failed on that point.moreless
  • Elizabeth is back

    6.0
    So happy to see Elizabeth back on World News Tonight. I hope we will se a lot more of her, she's great!
  • No wasted food for us.

    7.0
    Regarding your show about wasted food; I guess my husband and I are in the minority. We have made it a habit to feed the birds who live around our neighborhood. We are not proponents of dumping garbage on the front lawn. However, for instance if you have a little food left over on your dinner plate instead of throwing it in the garbage leave it out for the birds. I guarantee it won't last long. We leave only pure food products in small amts. We also have a child's swimming pool for the birds in the front yard. Needless to say we have plenty of birds around including some year-round grackles. We live in Arizona so there is plenty of wildlife around. We wanted to share this story with you.moreless
  • Wasted food in American homes

    10
    I watched your story on wasting food in the average American home. Will you PLEASE investigate the wasted food in the schools throughout the I am a paraeducator in a middle school in Eastern Iowa. The poverty level at our school is 88%. ALL MILK, JUICE, ORANGES, APPLES, BANANAS that are not opened or peeled are thrown away at each and every breakfast and lunch. Multiply that amount by every school in the . I asked our lunch staff why they "have to" throw this food away and I was told because of FDA rules and regulations. We are not allowed to gather this food and give it to kids who are still hungry or let them take it home. I AM HOPING YOU WILL DO A WORLD OF GOOD AND INVESTIGATE THIS ENORMOUS PROBLEM!!!moreless
  • 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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