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ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. Its current president is David Westin. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 91 KB) Summary ABC News Special Report ident. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x1024, 91 KB) Summary ABC News Special Report ident. ... Special Report Special Report is a term used by NBC ,CBS, ABC, CNN,and MSNBC when their news divisions break into programming. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Disney redirects here. ... David Westin President of ABC News David Westin is currently president of ABC News. ...

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Current programs

ABC News Radio distributes, through ABC Radio Networks, newscasts on the hour, live feeds and specialty news programming to some 2,000 local affiliates. America This Morning (formerly ABC World News This Morning prior to 11/13/06 [1]) is a 30 minute newscast offered by ABC News to ABC stations. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... Good Morning America Weekend Edition is a weekend edition of ABC morning show Good Morning America. ... This Week is one of the five network U.S. Sunday morning political talk shows. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... This article is about the television show. ... Primetime is a general-interest American news magazine show which debuted on ABC in 1989 with co-hosts Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer and originally had the title Primetime Live. ... i-Caught (official typeset i-CAUGHT) is an ABC News newsmagazine program hosted by Bill Weir. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... More insomniacs get their news from World News Now vanity card; clear parody of the late 1990s More Americans get their news from ABC News bumpers. ... ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company television and radio networks (ABC). ... ABC Radio Networks Logo ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ...


ABC NewsOne is ABC News's affiliate news service. It gathers and feeds regional, national and international news material to ABC affiliates around the country and foreign networks. ABC News is a division of ABC television and radio networks (ABC). ...


ABC News Now is the ABC's 24/7 news channel available online and other sources such as mobile phones. ABC News Now is a news channel offered via streaming video at ABCNews. ...


A 30 second "ABC News Brief" is broadcast weekdays at 2:58pm ET, between One Life to Live and General Hospital. One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...


A news brief containing information relevant to college students is shown every hour on MtvU, and ABC News segments are packaged or customized for broadcast over Wal-Mart's in-store television network. CTN redirects here. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Specials

ABC 2000 Today Logo ABC 2000 Today was ABC Newss coverage of the millennium from 1999-12-31 to 2000-01-01. ... Peter Jennings Reporting were a series of documentaries produced and hosted by ABC News anchor Peter Jennings. ... The Century: Americas Time is a series of documentaries produced by the American Broadcasting Company on the 20th century and the rise of the United States as a superpower. ... This article is about the television show. ...

ABCNews.com

The Note is a summary and analysis of political news stories and trends published every weekday morning by ABCNews. ...

Current Anchors

Diane Sawyer is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Good Morning America, along with with Robin Roberts. ... Robin Roberts (born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1960) is an American television broadcaster, who is the co-anchor of ABCs popular morning show Good Morning America. ... Bill Weir (born May 1, 1963) is co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition on ABC. He became co-anchor when the show began on September 4, 2004. ... Kate Snow is a co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition on ABC. She became co-anchor in 2004. ... George Robert Stephanopoulos (born February 10, 1961) is an American broadcaster and political adviser. ... Charles Charlie Dewolf Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American media personality best known as co-anchor of Good Morning America on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to June 28, 2006, a span of 19 years. ... Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News. ... Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden, and Terry Moran in Times Square Studio. ... John Quiñones is an ABC News correspondent. ... Christopher Cuomo (born August 9, 1970 in Queens, New York) is an ABC News correspondent. ... Elizabeth Vargas Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a television journalist, currently co-anchor of ABCs television newsmagazine 20/20 and anchor of ABC News Specials. ... John F. Stossel (born 6 March 1947) is a consumer reporter, author and co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20. ... Terry Moran questions George W. Bush at the White House Rose Garden on October 4, 2005. ... Martin Bashir interviewing Michael Jackson Martin Bashir (born January 19, 1963 ) , in London) is a British journalist of Pakistani descent. ... Taina Hernandez is a correspondent for ABC News. ... Ryan Owens (b. ... Sam Champion (born August 1961) is the weather anchor of ABCs Good Morning America and weather editor of ABC News. ... David Muir is an American news anchor. ...

Current and past personalities

Jim Avila is a correspondent for ABC News. ... Mike Barz is currently a featured correspondent for ABC News in the United States and anchors the television networks Good Morning America weather segment. ... Martin Bashir interviewing Michael Jackson Martin Bashir (born January 19, 1963 ) , in London) is a British journalist of Pakistani descent. ... Willow Bay (born December 28, 1963 in New York, New York) is the wife of Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger. ... Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964) is a conservative talk-radio and television host. ... Jules Bergman (1929-1987), a broadcast writer and journalist, served as Science Editor for ABC News from 1961 until his death in 1987. ... Carl Bernstein (left) and Bob Woodward (right)This image is pending deletion. ... David Brinkley David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was a popular American television newscaster for two different USA television networks, NBC, and later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBCs top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley. ... Aaron Brown at ABC, mid-1990s Aaron Brown (November 10, 1948) is the former host of NewsNight with Aaron Brown on the television network CNN. Education Aaron Brown went to the University of Minnesota. ... Chris Bury at the ABC News Chicago Bureau during the 1984 National Conventions. ... Marysol Castro is the weather anchor for ABCs Good Morning America Weekend Edition. ... Sam Champion (born August 1961) is the weather anchor of ABCs Good Morning America and weather editor of ABC News. ... Liz Cho born June 14, 1971 ) is currently a weekday anchor, alongside Bill Ritter, on Eyewitness News at WABC-TV in New York City. ... Spencer Christian (born on July 23, 1947 in Charles City, Virginia) is an American television broadcaster, best known as the former weather forecaster for ABCs Good Morning America from 1986 to 1998. ... Ann Compton Ann Compton is an American news reporter. ... Amanda Congdon, born 1981 New York City, is the co-producer and host of a weekly vidcast for ABC. She has a independent videoblog called Starring Amanda Congdon. ... Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an Emmy Award winning American journalist, author, and television personality. ... Ron Corning (born June 23, 1972) is an American television co-host currently working as an anchor of Good Day New York, alongside Jodi Applegate. ... Judith Judy Feiner Crichton (November 25, 1929 - October 14, 2007) was an award-winning documentary producer and a pioneering woman in American television broadcasting. ... Catherine Crier (born November 6, 1954 in Dallas, Texas) is an American television anchor for the Court TV program, Catherine Crier Live, a daily show that deals legal news stories. ... Christopher Cuomo (born August 9, 1970 in Queens, New York) is an ABC News correspondent. ... Samuel Andrew Donaldson (born March 11, 1934 in El Paso, Texas) was a news anchor for ABC News, known for his persistence in questioning senior government officials up to and including the President of the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. ... Jack Ford is currently the co-anchor of Courtside, the afternoon program on Court TV, alongside Ashleigh Banfield. ... David Garcia (b. ... Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News. ... Mark Halperin (born 1965) is the ABC News Political Director. ... David Hartman (born May 19, 1935, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island) is a well-known American television personality, half brother to comedian/actor/director/telethon host Jerry Lewis, and is presently anchoring and hosting documentary programs on cable TVs History Channel and on PBS. Hartman is most known as the... John Hockenberry (b. ... Brit Hume (born Alexander Britton Hume on June 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is the Washington, D.C. managing editor of the Fox News Channel. ... Bob Jamieson is a television news correspondent for ABC News. ... Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. ... Dr. Timothy Johnson, frequently called Tim Johnson, is the current main medical editor/contributor for ABC News, especially Good Morning America. ... Jim Kincaid in 1996. ... Christianne Klein is a television news anchor and correspondent for ABC News. ... Jeffrey Kofman (born 1959 in Toronto), is an Canadian television journalist working in the United States. ... Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ... Robert Krulwich is a respected radio and television journalist whose specialty is explaining complex topics in depth. ... Peter Lance is a investigative reporter now working as a screenwriter and novelist. ... Joan Lunden Joan Lunden (born September 19, 1950) is an American broadcaster, most recently the host of the CBS Network reality series Wickedly Perfect, and prior was a popular co-host of ABCs Good Morning America from 1980 through 1997. ... Dave Marash is an American television journalist. ... Liz Marlantes Liz Marlantes is an ABC News Correspondent. ... Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden, and Terry Moran in Times Square Studio. ... Lisa McRee (born November 9, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American television journalist and former news anchor. ... John Miller at the FBI John Miller is the Assistant Director of Public Affairs for the FBI. Miller is a former ABC News reporter and anchor. ... Antonio Mora in a WBBM-TV news open in 2006. ... Terry Moran questions George W. Bush at the White House Rose Garden on October 4, 2005. ... David Muir is an American news anchor. ... Judy Muller is an American journalist. ... Kevin Newman (born 1959 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... Tony Perkins was the weather forecaster for ABCs Good Morning America. ... John Quiñones is an ABC News correspondent. ... Martha Raddatz (born 1953, Salt Lake City, Utah [1]) is an ABC News reporter. ... Harry Reasoner (April 17, 1923 – August 6, 1991) was an American journalist known for his use of language as a television commentator. ... Frank Reynolds (born East Chicago, Indiana, November 29, 1923; died July 20, 1983), was a well known American television journalist for ABC. He is best remembered as anchor of the ABC Evening News from 1968 to 1970 and later as Washington D.C.-based co-anchor of World News Tonight... Bill Ritter (b. ... Geraldo redirects here. ... Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts, better known as Cokie Roberts (b. ... Deborah Roberts born September 20, 1960 is an ABC News correspondent. ... Robin Roberts (born in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1960) is an American television broadcaster, who is the co-anchor of ABCs popular morning show Good Morning America. ... Max Robinson Max Robinson (May 1, 1939 - December 20, 1988) was a television journalist in the United States, and is best known for being the only African American network news anchor in the country. ... Judd Rose (1955 - 2000) was an Emmy Award winning television journalist. ... Brian Ross is the chief investigative correspondent of ABC News. ... Diane Sawyer is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Good Morning America, along with with Robin Roberts. ... Forrest Sawyer on the live debate episode of The West Wing in 2005. ... Claire Shipman is the Senior National Correspondent for ABC News Good Morning America. ... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Howard K. Smith Howard Kingsbury Smith (May 12, 1914 – February 15, 2002) was an American journalist, radio reporter, television anchorman and commentator, and one of the original Murrow boys. ... Kate Snow is a co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition on ABC. She became co-anchor in 2004. ... Betsy Stark is the business correspondent for ABC News. ... George Robert Stephanopoulos (born February 10, 1961) is an American broadcaster and political adviser. ... John F. Stossel (born 6 March 1947) is a consumer reporter, author and co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20. ... Jake Tapper is an American journalist. ... For the silent movie actor, see Fred Thomson. ... Lemuel Tucker (26 May 1938— 2 March 1991) was an American journalist. ... Elizabeth Vargas Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a television journalist, currently co-anchor of ABCs television newsmagazine 20/20 and anchor of ABC News Specials. ... Barbara Jill Walters[1] (born September 25, 1929[2]) is an American journalist, writer and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. ... Bill Weir (born May 1, 1963) is co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend Edition on ABC. He became co-anchor when the show began on September 4, 2004. ... George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, conservative American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. ... Buck Wolf is the entertainment producer at ABCNEWS.com, where he writes The Wolf Files, a weekly pop culture report that can also be heard regularly on several ABC radio stations across the country. ... Bob Woodruff, with former World News Tonight co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas, prior to his injuries in Iraq. ... Jessica Yellin (born in Los Angeles, California) is the current White House correspondent for the ABC News program Good Morning America, as well as for other ABC News programs. ... Fareed Zakaria (born January 20, 1964, Mumbai, India) is a journalist, columnist, author, editor, commentator, and television host specializing in international relations and foreign affairs. ...

International broadcasts

ABC News programming is shown daily on the 24 hour news network Orbit News in Europe and the Middle East. This includes several shows from ABC News. It's also available online at ABC News Now. Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering American news programming to viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an Arab audience. ...


The ABC News program entitled ABC's World News appears regularly at 1.30am on the BBC News 24 channel in the UK. World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship news program. ... BBC News 24 is the BBCs 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. ...


In Australia, The ABC World News program airs at 10.30am daily and the Nightline program airs at 1.30am daily on Sky News Australia. The Primetime airs at 2pm Saturdays (Extended Edition) and 1.30pm Thursdays. The 20/20 program airs at 2pm Sundays (Extended Edition) and Wednesdays at 1.30pm. World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship news program. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ... Primetime is a general-interest American news magazine show which debuted on ABC in 1989 with co-hosts Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer and originally had the title Primetime Live. ... This article is about the television show. ...


History

Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, ABC News wasn't a major news player compared to CBS News and NBC News. It wasn't until Roone Arledge became the President of ABC News in 1977 that the network finally became a major player in news. Arledge, known for experimenting with the broadcast "model," created many of ABC News' most popular and enduring programs, including 20/20, World News Tonight, This Week, Nightline, and Primetime Live. CBS News logo, used from Sept. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... Roone Arledge (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports broadcasting pioneer who was chairman of ABC News from 1977 until his death, and a key part of the companys rise to competition with the two other main broadcasting stations, NBC and CBS, in the 60s, 70s... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... This article is about the television show. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... This Week is one of the five network U.S. Sunday morning political talk shows. ... Nightline is a late-night hard and soft news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ... Primetimes logo Primetime is a general-interest American news magazine show which debuted on ABC in 1989 with co-hosts Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer and originally had the title Primetime Live. ...


ABC News gained respect in the early 1980s by covering the Iran Hostage Crisis and, later, for covering the 1989 Loma Prieta/San Francisco earthquake live.


Arledge turned ABC News into a broadcasting titan, regularly defeating rivals NBC and CBS. ABC would remain dominant for over two decades.


Resignation of bogus consultant

Alexis Debat, a consultant of ABC News and also writer at The National Interest, resigned from ABC News in June 2007 after that the company discovered that he had faked his Ph.D. at the Sorbonne University [1]. Furthermore, in September 2007, the French news media Rue 89 revealed that Alexis Debat had made at least two bogus interviews, one of Barrack Obama and another of Alan Greenspan, both published in the French magazine Politique internationale [2][3]. This in turn also led to his resignation from The National Interest [1]. Debat had specialized in reports on terrorism and national security for the past six years (writing for example on the Jundallah Balochi and Sunni organisation [4] and many other subjects)[1]. Alexis Debat is an alleged expert on terrorism and national security issues, based in Washington D.C.. He worked as a reporter, consultant, and source for ABC News for six years, as a senior fellow at the Nixon Center, and was a contributing editor to The National Interest [1]. According... The National Interest is a prominent quarterly international affairs journal, founded in 1985 by Irving Kristol and currently published by the Nixon Center. ... ... Rue 89 is a French website created by former journalists from Libération. ... Barack Hussein Obama (born August 4, 1961) is the junior U.S. Senator from Illinois. ... Squalltoonix (born March 6, 1926 in New York City) is an American economist and was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. ... Politique internationale is a French political affairs journal , dedicated in particular to international relations. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... Security measures taken to protect the Houses of Parliament in London, England. ... Jundullah (Army of God) (Persian: جنداللہ) is a militant Islamic organization that is based in Waziristan, Pakistan and affiliated with Al-Qaeda. ...


In popular culture

The primetime special Out to Lunch aired on December 10th, 1974 on ABC, from 9 to 10pm ET. It mixed the Sesame Street and The Electric Company casts, along with guest stars Elliott Gould, Barbara Eden and Carol Burnett. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... The Electric Company was an educational American childrens television series produced by the Childrens Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) for PBS in the United States. ... Lunch is an abbreviation of luncheon, meaning a midday meal. ... This article is about the film; for the definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... The Rookie is a 2002 drama, directed by John Lee Hancock. ... ABC World News Tonight is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... natalie is hott i cut her hair! hahahahaha =) she mad @ me for it! tht her problem tho!! lol she my gf yes bitches thts rite! ... Ugly Betty is an Emmy-winning[1] American television comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Rebecca Romijn and Vanessa Williams. ... Trust, Lust, and Must is an episode from the dramedy series Ugly Betty. ...

See also

This article is about the American broadcast network. ... CBS News logo, used from Sept. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) is a worker run collective that produces a half hour newscast each weekday. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Howard Kurtz, Consultant Probed in Bogus Interview, The Washington Post, September 13, 2007 (English)
  2. ^ Pascal Riché, Une fausse interview d'Obama dans Politique internationale, Rue 89, 5 September 2007 (French)
  3. ^ Pascal Riché, Après la fausse interview d'Obama, celle de Greenspan, Rue 89, September 13, 2007 (French)
  4. ^ Alexis Debat, Crackdown on the Secret War Against Iran, ABC News, April 13, 2007 (English)

Howard Alan Kurtz (born 1953, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American journalist, blogger, author and media critic. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... Pascal Riché (born June 1962) is a French journalist, co-founder of Rue 89 along with Arnaud Aubron, Michel Lévy-Provençal, Laurent Mauriac, Nicole Pénicaut and Pierre Haski. ... Rue 89 is a French website created by former journalists from Libération. ... Pascal Riché (born June 1962) is a French journalist, co-founder of Rue 89 along with Arnaud Aubron, Michel Lévy-Provençal, Laurent Mauriac, Nicole Pénicaut and Pierre Haski. ... Rue 89 is a French website created by former journalists from Libération. ... Alexis Debat is an alleged expert on terrorism and national security issues, based in Washington D.C.. He worked as a reporter, consultant, and source for ABC News for six years, as a senior fellow at the Nixon Center, and was a contributing editor to The National Interest [1]. According...

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