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June 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
ABC News has tapped Dan Abrams to be an anchor of "Nightline. " The appointment of Abrams comes on the heels of ABC's decision to shift "Nightline" anchor Terry Moran to chief foreign correspondent for the network's news unit. Moran will be based in London. Abrams has been at ABC News since 2011. A lawyer, he has provided analysis of high-profile trials for the network, mostly on its morning show "Good Morning America. " ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Abrams would continue to appear there and have his own regular segment on the show.
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October 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been updated, as indicated below
Bill Weir, the co-host of "Nightline," is leaving for " another opportunity in the news business," said ABC News' president Ben Sherwood on Friday.  He did not say where Weir is going. Weir, who has co-hosted "Nightline" since 2010, said on his Twitter account that he would be saying "goodbye" on Friday night's program.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Sherwood said that "Good Morning America" co-anchor Dan Harris will take over Weir's "Nightline" hosting duties, effective immediately.
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August 21, 2012 | By Joe Flint
This post has been corrected. See below for details. ABC News executives are breathing a sigh of relief that "Nightline" wasn't canceled outright even though the network is moving Jimmy Kimmel into its time slot However, it is probably only a stay of execution for the venerable newsmagazine show. In January, ABC is shifting "Nightline" from its longtime home of 11:35 p.m. to an hour later, at 12:35 a.m., so "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- which had started at midnight -- can compete head-to-head with CBS' David Letterman and NBC's Jay Leno.
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October 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Bill Weir, who has co-anchored ABC News' "Nightline" since 2010, is moving to CNN. Weir will start at CNN in November as an anchor and will also cover innovation and technology, the network said Friday. He will be based in New York and work with CNN producers to develop original programming.  "Bill's range, sensibility and curiosity set him apart,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a statement. “He brings a unique storytelling style, perspective and sense of humor to CNN, and he will be a key player as we continue to expand our lineup.” ABC News' president Ben Sherwood said earlier Friday that Weir was departing for  " another opportunity in the news business.
SPORTS
January 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC and a lawsuit filed against the school and others by former defensive lineman Armond Armstead are part of a report on a painkilling drug and its use in college football that will air Thursday night on the ABC News program "Nightline. " In his lawsuit, filed last August, Armstead claims he received improperly administered painkilling injections of Toradol -- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Ketorolac - that caused him to suffer a heart attack and hurt his chances for an NFL career.
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October 11, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been updated, as indicated below
Bill Weir, the co-host of "Nightline," is leaving for " another opportunity in the news business," said ABC News' president Ben Sherwood on Friday.  He did not say where Weir is going. Weir, who has co-hosted "Nightline" since 2010, said on his Twitter account that he would be saying "goodbye" on Friday night's program.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Sherwood said that "Good Morning America" co-anchor Dan Harris will take over Weir's "Nightline" hosting duties, effective immediately.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2012 | By Scott Collins
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is about to get a promotion - to 11:35 p.m. Following a flurry of rumors, the network confirmed Tuesday that it will move "Jimmy Kimmel Live" earlier by one half-hour, to 11:35, starting Jan. 8. That will put it in direct competition with NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" for a three-way ratings brawl . PHOTOS: TV axings and exits So what does all this...
SPORTS
April 18, 1987
Did you really expect Vin Scully to say anything meaningful on the radio when he reported the Campanis firing? When Garvey fought Sutton, Scully was mute. On the eve of the players' strike in 1981, Scully was silent. His entire career has been built on safe platitudes. He did call the ABC show "Hotline" instead of "Nightline." That's as close to controversy as the Dodgers' golden-throated mouthpiece will ever come. JOHN BEECHER Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2004
Chris WALLACE said he was "offended" by the reading of the more than 700 names by "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel without putting them into the greater context of what has happened in Iraq ("Fox Anchor Criticizes 'Nightline,' " by Elizabeth Jensen, May 6). He then said his show will fill in the gaps this weekend with its own list. Koppel's list lasted his entire show. Wallace's list will last ... five minutes! An appropriate amount of time considering the segment's title: "What We've Accomplished."
OPINION
March 6, 2002 | TARA SONENSHINE
The tension in the air was palpable that day. It was March 1985 and television history was about to be made. In a small church in Johannesburg, South Africa, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu fidgeted nervously in his chair. Hundreds of miles away in Cape Town, in another mock studio, South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha adjusted his tie. At an anchor desk at the South African Broadcasting Corp.
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June 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
ABC News has tapped Dan Abrams to be an anchor of "Nightline. " The appointment of Abrams comes on the heels of ABC's decision to shift "Nightline" anchor Terry Moran to chief foreign correspondent for the network's news unit. Moran will be based in London. Abrams has been at ABC News since 2011. A lawyer, he has provided analysis of high-profile trials for the network, mostly on its morning show "Good Morning America. " ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Abrams would continue to appear there and have his own regular segment on the show.
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January 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC and a lawsuit filed against the school and others by former defensive lineman Armond Armstead are part of a report on a painkilling drug and its use in college football that will air Thursday night on the ABC News program "Nightline. " In his lawsuit, filed last August, Armstead claims he received improperly administered painkilling injections of Toradol -- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug also known as Ketorolac - that caused him to suffer a heart attack and hurt his chances for an NFL career.
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November 26, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Kathryn Bigelow and her screenwriter, Mark Boal, are now deep in the middle of the awards season push. Hot on the heels of the very well received first critics' screenings of their "Hurt Locker" follow-up, "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow and Boal are doing a big sit-down with ABC's "Nightline" on Monday night. The film, starring Jessica Chastain as a CIA agent, chronicles the U.S. manhunt for Osama bin Laden, culminating in the Navy SEAL raid on his hideout in Pakistan. Among the topics that Bigelow and Boal are addressing are the accusations that the filmmakers got improper access to classified documents in their preparation for the film.
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August 22, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Jimmy Kimmel's impending move to 11:35 p.m. was the talk of the television world Tuesday, and no one, it seems, is more thrilled about it than Kimmel himself. He opened his monologue Tuesday by addressing the time-slot change, which he described as “almost as exciting as Miley Cyrus' new haircut.” “It was a big day for us here today,” Kimmel admitted. “Starting in January - right around our 10-year anniversary - our show is moving from midnight to 11:35. I hope this doesn't throw off my feeding schedule.” Kimmel claimed that while the move “might not sound like a big deal - it's only 25 minutes,” it was nevertheless “the most important 25 minutes of my life since the first 14 times I had sex.” Best of all for Kimmel, it means people will no longer be able to use his ABC show's late time slot as a reason not to watch.
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August 21, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Want to know why ABC is moving "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to 11:35 p.m. from its midnight home? Just follow the money. In 2010, Kimmel's late-night show took in almost $82 million in advertising revenue, according to consulting firm Kantar Media. Last year, it took in almost $100 million. Clearly, Kimmel is on the rise and ABC thinks that moving him to an earlier time slot, when a bigger audience is available, will mean higher commercial rates. Kimmel has his work cut out for him. NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" made $159.4 million in 2011, and CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" generated $154.6 million.
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August 21, 2012 | By Joe Flint
ABC's  decision to move Jimmy Kimmel from midnight to 11:35 p.m. starting in January is a sign that the network thinks David Letterman and Jay Leno are there for the taking. While Leno is still the king of late night and Letterman remains the critics' darling, Kimmel has made ratings gains over the last year. As Leno and Letterman head toward the finish line of their long runs, ABC wants to have their guy in place to do battle with NBC's Jimmy Fallon and whoever succeeds Letterman at CBS. Kimmel has been pushing for an earlier time slot for years, but ABC News fought to keep "Nightline"  at 11:35 p.m. Though the show has delivered solid ratings for ABC and is profitable, the network is betting that advertisers will pay more for Kimmel's audience and that he can attract a younger crowd than "Nightline.
NEWS
April 14, 1985
The "Nightline" story on the crisis in South Africa was a masterpiece of informative journalism. Maybe, years from now, we'll all look back and say, "Ted Koppel and 'Nightline' contributed to the racial harmony in South Africa." John M. Richardson, Covina
NEWS
April 9, 1987
I wonder if Al Campanis' comments on "Nightline" will be included in the new edition of "The Dodger Way to Play Baseball." ROBERT OSTROVE Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2012 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Jay and Dave, you've been warned. Following a flurry of rumors last week, ABC confirmed Tuesday that it will move "Jimmy Kimmel Live" earlier by a half-hour, to 11:35 p.m., starting Jan. 8. With his new time slot, ABC's Kimmel is making a bid to shove aside the two elder statesman of late-night TV, Jay Leno and David Letterman. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will be in direct competition with NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" andCBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" for a three-way ratings brawl.
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August 21, 2012 | By Scott Collins
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is about to get a promotion - to 11:35 p.m. Following a flurry of rumors, the network confirmed Tuesday that it will move "Jimmy Kimmel Live" earlier by one half-hour, to 11:35, starting Jan. 8. That will put it in direct competition with NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" for a three-way ratings brawl . PHOTOS: TV axings and exits So what does all this...
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