July 25, 2007 |
The Rev. Frederick K.C. Price may have two Bentleys, but a spokesman for his 22,000-member church says his Palos Verdes house doesn't boast 25 rooms and he definitely doesn't own a helicopter. A lawsuit Price filed Tuesday claims that ABC's "20/20" defamed him when it suggested otherwise, portraying him as a "hypocrite and thief" who financed an extravagant lifestyle with church funds.
November 10, 2006 |
For a brief time last spring, Elizabeth Vargas, pregnant and under pressure from her bosses, became a rallying point for feminists when she stepped down as co-anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight." Two and a half months after giving birth to her second child, Vargas returns to full-time duty at "20/20" tonight with a segment on the plight of working mothers, beginning with herself.
November 26, 2004 |
ABC's newsmagazine "20/20" pitches its hour on Matthew Shepard, airing tonight at 10, as an unflinching, demystifying look at the grisly killing of the gay University of Wyoming student whose death became a symbol of hate and homophobia in contemporary America. The details are stark enough: On Oct. 6, 1998, the 21-year-old Shepard was beaten and left tied to a split-rail fence for 18 hours in the frigid plains outside Laramie. He died five days later.
May 19, 2004 |
While ABC's entertainment division was unveiling its fall lineup Tuesday, the news division had a few announcements of its own, starting with veteran correspondent and anchor Elizabeth Vargas being named to replace Barbara Walters as co-host of "20/20" in September. Vargas, who has been anchoring the Sunday edition of "World News Tonight" since November, will join John Stossel on the long-running newsmagazine.
April 29, 2004 |
ABC News star Barbara Walters apologized on the air Wednesday after the network billed Friday's "20/20" special about adoption as "the ultimate reality show." The newsmagazine is devoted to the story of a 16-year-old Ohio mother choosing among five sets of prospective adoptive parents who want to raise her baby. Walters, the show's host, is herself an adoptive parent who has frequently covered adoption issues.
January 26, 2004 |
After 25 years in which she became synonymous with ABC's newsmagazine "20/20," Barbara Walters will leave the show in September, the network announced Sunday. In a statement on its website, ABC stressed that, while Walters is stepping down from the platform for which she is best known, she will remain at ABC and continue to produce "Barbara Walters Specials," including her annual Oscar-night show.