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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. Sam Champion gives weather reports throughout the morning, Josh Elliott 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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    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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    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 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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    Primetime Live

    Primetime Live

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    Welcome to the PrimeTime Live guide at TV.com. Today's headlines come together on Thursday evenings with hard hitting investigative reports and undercover reporting that has, over the years, made a difference. Primetime, an American news magazine show on the ABC network, began August 10, 1989 with Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer. The early name for this show was actually "Primetime Live", but that changed when Sam Donaldson left, was replaced by Charles Gibson and was then called "Primetime Thursday". When the 2004-05 season began, ABC again reinvented this series with Chris Cuomo, Cynthia McFadden and John Quinones replacing Charles Gibson. Diane Sawyer has been the only regular anchor throughout this long-run series. On July 2005, the name was again altered to be simply, "Primetime", although some references have slipped through still calling it "Primetime Live". Interviews, human interest features and events that touch our lives are found here with people we've come to trust. Investigative reporting includes reports on insurance scams, bogus and dangerous botox injections, examination of how Iraq war veterans return home to lives of poverty. Other stories included Charles Gibson's report on the efforts to separate conjoined Virginia twins. Also hard hitting, Quiones' looked at the spiritual healer called "John of God," who has attracted millions of desperate victims and Sawyer's telling report from behind bars in a women's maximum security prison. Plus, of course, current events that have yet to happen.moreless
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    This Week

    This Week

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    In his role as anchor of This Week, Stephanopoulos regularly interviews prominent figures in the Bush administration, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, as well as newsmakers from both sides of the aisle in Congress. In July 2003, Stephanopoulos conducted a rare joint interview with Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer, the first-ever Sunday morning interview with two sitting Supreme Court justices. He conducted a second interview with Breyer in fall 2005.moreless
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    ABC News: Celebrity Flashback

    ABC News: Celebrity Flashback

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    Relive early interviews with your favorite celebrities in this ABC News series. Witness talks with younger versions of The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart, as well as such film luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Grace Kelly among others.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