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    Today Show

    Today Show

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    On January 14 1952, The Today Show, a long running morning news program on NBC, went on the air. It aired at 7:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) as a 2-hour news and information show. For many years it was a 2-hour program from 7:00 to 9:00 ET, until NBC expanded it to 3 hours (7-10 A.M. Eastern Time) on October 2, 2000. On September 10, 2007 a fourth hour was added to the show. Today was the first of its genre when it first signed on with host Dave Garroway. The show successfully blends national news headlines, in-depth interviews with newsmakers, lifestyle features, other light news and gimmicks (including the presence of the chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs as the show's mascot during the early years), and local news updates. It has spawned several other shows of a similar type, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's The Early Show, and the Canadian series, Canada AM. The show is filmed and produced at studio 1A in Rockefeller Center, New York, just across the street from NBC headquarters at the GE Building. The studio is located right next to the street and many times the hosts do the weather or other events from outside. Today was the brainchild of Pat Weaver, who was then vice-president of NBC. Later, he became president of the company from 1953 to 1955, and then served as chairman of the board for another year. The show is currently hosted by Meredith Viera and Matt Lauer. Al Roker does weather updates and Ann Curry reads news headlines. Gene Shalit is the entertainment critic. Previous hosts have included Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley, Deborah Norville, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters, Hugh Downs, and Flyod Kalber. Popular former weathercaster Willard Scott still appears on the show daily doing the 100th birthday announcements he first became famous for in the 1980s.moreless
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    CBS Evening News

    CBS Evening News

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    The CBS Evening News is a TV institution, having some of the most well-known journalists in the world anchor it through its many decades on the air. The show was at it's peak when it was hosted by the iconic Walter Cronkite from 1962 to 1981. Dan Rather took over and was the anchor until 2006.

    The show is currently anchored by Katie Couric, who takes over from Bob Schieffer. The half hour show covers both international and domestic news.moreless
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    Good Morning America

    Good Morning America

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    Welcome to the Good Morning America program. For ABC, this was a much more successful morning news series than A.M. America, which had lasted the first ten months of 1975. ABC looked at one of its affiliates, WEWS in Cleveland, and admired the station's very successful news/talk series called The Morning Exchange (1972-1999). Network programming president Fred Silverman oversaw ABC's using The Morning Exchange as a model for their new program. Today the show is anchored by Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. Ginger Zee gives weather reports throughout the morning, Amy Robach does the news, and Lara Spencer does the lifestyle reports. The show is usally in a battle for #1 with rival morning news show "Today" START YOUR DAY GOOD TO GO!moreless
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    60 Minutes

    60 Minutes

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    60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events.

    60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen's ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most successful t.v. programs in all of television history. This series has won more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt, the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, along with the 60 Minute correspondents. For the 2009 season, correspondents include Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, Bob Simon, Scott Pelley, Morley Safer, Katie Couric, Byron Pitts, Lara Logan, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper, and Andy Rooney. Added to the 11 Peabody awards, this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the 2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine features.moreless
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    Face the Nation

    Face the Nation

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    Face The Nation is a news interview program which airs every Sunday morning, live from the CBS studio in Washington D.C. It is dedicated to interviewing newsmakers on the latest issues. Guests include government leaders, politicians, and international figures in the news. CBS News correspondents engage the guests in a lively roundtable discussion focusing on current topics. The show started on November 7th, 1954, and was originally broadcast on both CBS Television and Radio Networks. After close to two decades, the program was taken off CBS radio.moreless
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    20/20

    20/20

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    Among the most recognized and revered television newsmagazines, 20/20 was ABC's answer to CBS's 60 Minutes. Though some stories were humorous, light-hearted and sometimes frivolous features, the meat of "20/20's" programming was investigative reporting many times exposing corporate, medical, educational and governmental wrongdoing, incompetence and criminal negligence and reports on news events of the week from (often) different angles than was seen on the nightly news. Though most of the reports proved to be factual, some were heralded as sensationalist; others led to allegations of libel while at least one story later proved to be an embarrassing hoax. The show's current co-anchors are John Stossel and Elizabeth Vargas.moreless
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    NBC Nightly News

    NBC Nightly News

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    Currently anchored by Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News is NBC's evening news program, watched by millions of Americans every night. NBC Nightly News originated from the Huntley-Brinkley Report, but when David Huntley retired, they changed the name and format. You can catch the show every evening at 6:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM CT.moreless
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    SportsCenter

    SportsCenter

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    ESPN
    Welcome to the SportsCenter guide on TV.com. SportsCenter debuted September 7, 1979 to launch ESPN. It shows highlights of sporting events from around the United States everyday. "This is SportsCenter!" "Booyah!" "Back, Back, Back, Back, Gone!" "All The Way - Touchdown!" are some popular catch phrases from the cast at ESPN and SportsCenter. SportsCenter airs weeknights at 9AM, 12 PM, 6PM, 11 PM and 1 AM ET on ESPN. (Presented in HDTV on ESPNHD)moreless
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    Meet the Press

    Meet the Press

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    Meet the Press debuted on November 6, 1947, and has become the longest-running television show in the history of broadcasting. Watch as the current moderator interviews some of the most influential people in Washington.moreless
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    ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

    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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    Question Time

    Question Time

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    A British weekly debate show in which a panel answer topical question submitted by, and in front of, a studio audience. Broadcast from different locations around the UK, the panel usually contains at least 3 current or former politicians, with others selected from the world of industry, media and entertainment. Although, not broadcast live, it is filmed in one take, as if live and then shown 2 hours later in full. David Dimbleby is the current host of the programme; his predecessors are Sir Robin Day and Peter Sissons.moreless
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    Match of the Day

    Match of the Day

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    Match of the Day on BBC1 provides football (soccer) coverage of premiership highlights, live coverage of FA Cup and international matches. Normally hosted by Gary Lineker with Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson they will provide game analysis and comment on the days matches. Very often there will be guest stars who will take a third chair to provide their insights. Match of the Day has had guest stars such as David Beckham and even Tony Blair. It is generally aired on a Saturday night for the premiership highlights and repeated on Sunday Morning. The BBC normally have priority over International games and have the rights to cast them Live. This is the same with FA Cup matches.moreless
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    The Nature of Things

    The Nature of Things

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    This multi-award-winning show has been broadcast in more than 80 countries, including the United States, on The Discovery Channel and PBS. On the air since 6 November 1960, it is one of the longest-running television shows in Canada. Biologist and geneticist David Suzuki has hosted the show since 1979.moreless
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    Bill Moyers Journal

    Bill Moyers Journal

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    A PBS news program that features important issues, strong interviews with individuals in politics, the arts, science, religion, and the media.
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    The Presidential Inauguration

    The Presidential Inauguration

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    FOX News Channel
    The U.S. Presidential Inauguration has been broadcast on national television since the 2nd Inauguration of Harry S. Truman in 1949. The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on January 20th, 2009. The inauguration ceremony was telecast on FOX, ABC, NBC and all major television and news networks. It is believed to be one of the most watched events of all time by a global audience. Following the events of the 2008 Presidential campaign, the inauguration was particularly noteworthy for several reasons. Perhaps most notably, Mr. Obama was the first ever African American voted into office. Secondly, his election represented a political culture shift because he was the first man born after 1960 elected President. Fox political analysts and others believe he won the Presidency by breaking away from the status quo of Washington politics and demonstrating a fresh approach to the many problems facing the nation, including two wars and a downturn in the economy. Several events accompanied the inauguration, including a train ride recreating the route taken by Abraham Lincoln, concerts, parades, church services and ten post inaugural balls, many of which were available for the public to watch online.moreless
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    Morning

    Morning

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    A morning news program featuring breaking news, weather, and sports.
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    Inside

    Inside

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    National Geographic delves deep into little known topics to discover the truth from inside prison gangs to the chicago mob. The Inside goes deep to gain exclusive access to the most mysterious stories.moreless
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    Nightline

    Nightline

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    The genesis of Nightline occurred after Iranian fundamentalists seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. With several Americans taken hostage, ABC News president Roone Arledge conquered the airspace after affiliates' late news for a daily report called America Held Hostage. Before that crisis was seven months old, Arledge renamed the program Nightline, a fixture on ABC ever since, devoting itself to a single story each night.moreless
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    ABC News: The Day It Happened

    ABC News: The Day It Happened

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    Find out how some of the world's most notable moments in history played out in the news. Historic broadcasts link up with live reports to replay such events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, O.J. Simpson's slow car chase, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and many others.moreless
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