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June 22, 1990 | DON SHANNON and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Nelson Mandela stoutly defended his ties with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on Thursday, chiding those who he said had tried to misconstrue his position on Israel and saying that "we have no time to look into the internal affairs of other countries." Mandela was questioned on the matter extensively during a "town meeting" segment of ABC-TV's "Nightline" aired Thursday night.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2007 | Matea Gold
ABC's "Nightline" got a lift from the writers strike in November, pulling past its benched competition, CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman," in ratings sweeps for the first time in seven years. The newsmagazine drew an average of 3.8 million viewers for the month, up 7% from November 2006, while 3.7 million people tuned into "Letterman" repeats, a drop of 18%, according to Nielsen Media Research.
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SPORTS
June 22, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN
"Eenie, meenie, minie, moe. Catch a tiger by the toe." We all learned that children's rhyme, some differently than others. Some didn't, and maybe still don't, say tiger, employing an 'N' word with racist overtones instead. George Campanis remembered Sunday making that mistake in his youth and remembered the beating as well. "It was the only time my dad took a belt to me," said Campanis on the Father's Day that George and Jimmy lost their father.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
ABC's Bob Woodruff contributed to a "Nightline" report on North Korea on Wednesday, his first journalistic work since being seriously hurt by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Jan. 29. By telephone, Woodruff recorded a few lines to accompany the "Nightline" rebroadcast of a report he did about his visit to North Korea last summer. His voice-over tied the discussion of North Korea's closed society to its recent test firing of missiles.
SPORTS
April 6, 1997 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his old office at Dodger Stadium, Al Campanis hung only three pictures--of Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax and Roberto Clemente, an African American, a Jew and a Puerto Rican. But that's not what Campanis saw, those who know him best insist. He simply saw the three greatest ballplayers who crossed his path during his 44 years in the Dodger organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
This one you didn't see on the Fox series "Cops." There he was on perhaps every newscast in the nation, as plain as a picture taken through a dirty lens, getting busted and handcuffed in a Washington hotel room by police and FBI agents who barged in as he prepared to leave. These brief excerpts, showing Washington Mayor Marion Barry getting snared in a Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2001 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After eight years, the retrospectives on the Clinton White House have begun. It's unlikely that any of the current crop will provide more insider perspective than the five-part series "The Clinton Years," which begins airing on ABC News' "Nightline" tonight. In an unusual partnership designed to amortize the 40 hours of interviews, a two-hour version of the series, with a similar theme but told in different order, will air on PBS' "Frontline" on Jan. 16.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
"Nightline's" Terry Moran gathered a dozen Iraqis for a town hall-style meeting Thursday at a makeshift studio in Baghdad, where they spoke of their hopes, fears and aspirations. Yet there was none of the strong anti-American comment often heard in Iraq: Those expected to express such sentiments never showed up for the taping in the heavily fortified Green Zone. "Nightline" spokeswoman Emily Lenzner said every effort was made to ensure that critics and supporters of the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Ted Koppel will anchor his last edition of "Nightline" on Nov. 22, with the first post-Koppel edition of the ABC newscast airing Nov. 28, the network said Thursday. Koppel, 65, has anchored the show since its official launch in March 1980. The show grew out of a series of special reports about the Iranian hostage crisis that began the previous November. How the late-night news show will evolve following Koppel's departure remains a mystery.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
In his first public comments since ABC's end-run to land him in the spring, David Letterman indicated that he never had any intention of leaving CBS. Letterman, the inaugural guest on "Nightline's" new midnight companion show, "Up Close," told Ted Koppel, "In practical terms, I don't think I could ever make that move" from CBS to ABC "because I'm quite comfortable here, very comfortable here, and it would have been an enormous challenge to go anywhere, not just ABC."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2005 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
They say "Goodnight, America" now at the end of "Nightline." All three of the new anchors say it -- Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran, Martin Bashir -- they trade off. They also sometimes say: "Jimmy Kimmel is next." It is a symbolic if small shift in the post-Ted Koppel broadcast.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
"Nightline's" Terry Moran gathered a dozen Iraqis for a town hall-style meeting Thursday at a makeshift studio in Baghdad, where they spoke of their hopes, fears and aspirations. Yet there was none of the strong anti-American comment often heard in Iraq: Those expected to express such sentiments never showed up for the taping in the heavily fortified Green Zone. "Nightline" spokeswoman Emily Lenzner said every effort was made to ensure that critics and supporters of the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Ted Koppel will anchor his last edition of "Nightline" on Nov. 22, with the first post-Koppel edition of the ABC newscast airing Nov. 28, the network said Thursday. Koppel, 65, has anchored the show since its official launch in March 1980. The show grew out of a series of special reports about the Iranian hostage crisis that began the previous November. How the late-night news show will evolve following Koppel's departure remains a mystery.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
The disaster wrought on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina sent TV news ratings soaring last week, and "Nightline" was no exception. ABC's venerable news program beat its late-night entertainment competition for the first time since the week of March 17, 2003, when the war in Iraq began, according to figures released Friday by Nielsen Media Research.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
"Nightline," which stirred up controversy last year with its decision to read the names of the 721 U.S. military personnel who had lost their lives in the Iraq war, is going to do it again. The ABC late-night news program said Tuesday that it would devote its Memorial Day broadcast on Monday to reading the names and showing the photos of more than 900 service members who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since May 1, 2004.
NEWS
May 6, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
"Fox News Sunday" is jumping into the debate over ABC News' "Nightline" roll-call tribute to U.S. troops who have died in Iraq, which aired last Friday. Anchor Chris Wallace, who joined Fox from ABC News last year, 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2002 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The watershed moment for network news--when it was put on notice that budget concerns, not just public service, would henceforth be a priority--came in 1987 courtesy of CBS Chairman Larry Tisch. At the time, employees were blindsided by a report that Tisch planned a major reduction at the network's news division. Tisch ultimately cut 10% of its $300-million budget and a sixth of its 1,220 jobs. Echoes of 1987 reverberated through the recent revelation that ABC and parent Walt Disney Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2007 | Matea Gold
ABC's "Nightline" got a lift from the writers strike in November, pulling past its benched competition, CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman," in ratings sweeps for the first time in seven years. The newsmagazine drew an average of 3.8 million viewers for the month, up 7% from November 2006, while 3.7 million people tuned into "Letterman" repeats, a drop of 18%, according to Nielsen Media Research.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2004 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and David Smith, president and chief executive of Sinclair Broadcast Group, both supporters of the war in Iraq, exchanged barbed criticism Friday over how the media should cover the growing number of American casualties. At issue was Friday night's "Nightline" roll call tribute to the U.S. troops killed in Iraq that Sinclair pulled from its seven ABC stations on the grounds that the broadcast was politically motivated to undermine support for the war.
NEWS
June 19, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
Isaiah LEWIS is an evangelistic preacher with a passionate belief that "every person should have a personal relationship with God." He's all of 16 years old. Lewis lives in a world of evangelical Christianity rarely if ever seen in network television news or elsewhere in the secular media.
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