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ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1994 | Susan King
Diane Sawyer has been a part of the newsmagazine landscape on both CBS and ABC. A look at notable network attempts at weekly prime-time newsmagazines: SEPT. 24, 1968--Debut of CBS' "60 Minutes," with original correspondents Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner. The show becomes a ratings hit in the 1976-77 season after moving to Sundays at 7 p.m. In 1984, Diane Sawyer joins the series for five years. JUNE 6, 1978--"20/20" debuts on ABC with anchors Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
ABC newsman Sam Donaldson says he might be too nice. The acid-tongued reporter pulled his punches during verbal sparring with "PrimeTime Live" co-anchor Diane Sawyer when the low-rated show premiered last year, he said in the Aug. 18 issue of TV Guide. "I could not bring myself to slap Diane across the chops," he said. "With George Will (his sparring partner on ABC's "This Week With David Brinkley"), I have no problem. Maybe it's a sexist thing; I don't know. I haven't analyzed the motivation."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 1995 | LEE MARGULIES
Michael Jackson's interview with Diane Sawyer didn't pull the kind of ratings he racked up in his 1993 appearance with Oprah Winfrey, but he scored a decisive victory over the NBA. Jackson's appearance on "PrimeTime Live" Wednesday night was seen in about 24.7 million homes, according to figures released Thursday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. NBC's coverage of what turned out to be the Houston Rockets' title-clinching game against Orlando drew viewers in about 13.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Don Hewitt, admitting he's "ashamed" of his recent behavior toward former "60 Minutes" correspondent Diane Sawyer, says he has apologized to her and they've made a date for lunch. Hewitt, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," received some criticism after he apparently snubbed Sawyer as he and six others were inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in Los Angeles Sunday. Hewitt said press reports had it wrong.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen
The locket worked, but so did the patriotic books. ABC's Diane Sawyer won the frenzy to do the first TV interview with former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, which will air in November as a special edition of "Primetime," followed the next morning by an interview with NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Katie Couric. To gain the attention of Lynch and her media advisors, Sawyer accompanied her interview request with a locket that featured a photo of Lynch's family home; Couric sent the books.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1990 | IRV LETOFSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At its annual affiliates convention this morning in Century City, ABC hauled out its glittery array of news stars--Peter Jennings, David Brinkley, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel and Sam Donaldson, with Diane Sawyer live by remote from New York. They talked about freedom around the world, flag-burning, poverty and other big issues. But then they invited questions from the audience of about 1,200 station executives in the Century Plaza ballroom.
IMAGE
March 18, 2012 | Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Armed with poise, focus and information, these notable news anchors are most memorable for their reporting skills and wit. But each also possesses a certain style hallmark that has garnered attention from audiences and that adds to her overall image. Ann Curry NBC's raven-haired"Today" co-anchor has recently been trying out fashion's big color-blocking trend. The bold pops of color, not a traditional choice for an on-camera newsperson, show well on camera and help viewers start the morning on a bright note.
NEWS
August 1, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
A curious subject came up last week when it was suggested that ABC-TV's Diane Sawyer was wrong to ask for a couple of days off work after the plane crash of family friend John F. Kennedy Jr., rather than reporting the story for the people who pay her. Any criticism of Sawyer on this score is unjustified, for more than one reason. She was hardly the only ABC newsperson able to do this story. Peter and Babs and others there could handle it.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1999 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Defining moments, from Diane to Dan . . . On Monday, "The CBS Evening News" reran a portion of an interview in Belgrade that was aired in full the previous evening on "60 Minutes." The subject was Mirjana Markovic, the influential Marxist academic whose husband, Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic, has been on the receiving end of relentless NATO air and verbal attacks.
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