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ABC NEWS is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company . Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast _ABC World News Tonight _; other programs include morning news-talk show _ Good Morning America _, newsmagazine series _ Nightline _, _Primetime _ and _20/20 _, and Sunday morning political affairs program _This Week with George Stephanopolous _.
* 1 History
* 1.1 Early years * 1.2 Under Roone Arledge
* 2 Association with ESPN
* 3 Programming
* 3.1 Current ABC News programs * 3.2 Digital programs
* 3.3 Former ABC News programs
* 3.3.1 Newscast programs * 3.3.2 Newsmagazines * 3.3.3 Public affairs
* 4 Other services
* 4.1 ABC News Radio * 4.2 ABCNews.com
* 4.3 Former
* 5 Personnel
* 5.1 Correspondents and reporters * 5.2 Former
* 6 International broadcasts * 7 Fake news mimic site * 8 References * 9 External links
ABC began news broadcasts early in its independent existence as a radio network after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered NBC to spin off the former NBC Blue Network into an independent company in 1943. The split (which NBC conducted voluntarily in the event that its appeal to have the ruling overturned was denied) was enforced to expand competition in radio broadcasting in the United States as the industry had only a few companies such as NBC and CBS that dominated the radio market, and in particular, was intended to prevent the limited competition from dominating news and political broadcasting and projecting narrow points-of-view . Television broadcasting was suspended , however, during World War II .
Regular television news broadcasts on ABC began soon after the network signed on its initial owned-and-operated television station (WJZ-TV, now WABC-TV ) and production center in New York City in August 1948. ABC news broadcasts have continued as the television network expanded nationwide, a process that took many years beginning with its launch in 1948. However, from the 1950s through the early 1970s, ABC News' programs (as was the case with the television network in general during that period) consistently ranked third in viewership behind news programs on CBS and NBC . Until the 1970s, the ABC television network had fewer affiliate stations , as well as a weaker prime-time programming slate to be able to truly support the network's news operations in comparison to the two larger networks, each of which had established their radio news operations during the 1930s.
UNDER ROONE ARLEDGE
Only after Roone Arledge , the president of ABC Sports at the time, was appointed as president of ABC News in 1977, at a time when the network's prime-time entertainment programs were achieving stronger ratings and drawing in higher advertising revenue and profits to the ABC corporation overall, was ABC able to invest the resources to make it a major source of news content. 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 _.
ABC News' longtime slogan, "More Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source" (introduced in the late 1980s), was a claim referring to the number of people who watch, listen and read ABC News content on television, radio and (eventually) the Internet, and not necessarily to the telecasts alone.
In June 1998, ABC News (which owned an 80% stake in the service), Nine Network and ITN sold their respective interests in Worldwide Television News to the Associated Press . Additionally, ABC News signed a multi-year content deal with AP for its affiliate video service Associated Press Television News (APTV) while providing material from ABC's news video service ABC News One to APTV.
ASSOCIATION WITH ESPN
ESPN , a sports-news organization with several cable and satellite television channels – and also majority owned by ABC parent company The Walt Disney Company – provides sports bulletins and video footage for some of ABC News' programs, especially the network's overnight news programs; _ America This Morning _ features a segment of sports highlights provided by the overnight anchors of ESPN's flagship sports news program _ SportsCenter _.
CURRENT ABC NEWS PROGRAMS
* _20/20 _ (June 6, 1978–present) * _ ABC World News Tonight _ (July 10, 1978–present) * _ America This Morning _ (July 5, 1982–present) * _ Good Morning America _ (November 3, 1975–present) * _ Nightline _ (March 24, 1980–present) * _This Week _ (November 15, 1981–present) * _What Would You Do? _ (formerly _Primetime: What Would You Do?_) (February 26, 2008–present) * _ World News Now _ (January 6, 1992–present)
* _10% Happier _ (2015–present) * _Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis _ (2014–present)
FORMER ABC NEWS PROGRAMS
* _20/20 Downtown _ (October 1999 – 2001) * _ Closeup _ * _Day One _ (March 7, 1993 – 1995) * _Primetime _ (August 3, 1989 – May 18, 2012) * _ Primetime Thursday _ (2000–2002) * _Our World _ (September 25, 1986 – May 28, 1987) * _Turning Point _ (March 9, 1994 – June 17, 1999)
* _College News Conference_ (1952 – November 1960) * _ Issues and Answers _ (November 1960 – November 1981)
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ABC NEWS RADIO
Main article: ABC News Radio
ABC NEWS RADIO is the radio service of ABC News, a division of the ABC Television Network in the United States. Formerly known as ABC RADIO NEWS, ABC News Radio feeds, through Skyview Networks with newscasts on the hour to its affiliates. ABC News Radio is the largest commercial radio news organization in the US.
ABCNEWS.COM launched on May 15, 1997 by ABC News Internet Ventures, a joint venture between Starwave Corporation and ABC formed in April 1997. Starwave had owned and operated ESPNet SportsZone (later known as ESPN.com ) since 1995, which licensed the ESPN brand and video clips from ABC's corporate sister ESPN Inc. Disney wanted more control of their Internet properties, which meant ABCNews.com was operated as joint-venture with ABC News having editorial control. Disney had also bought a minority stake in Starwave before the launch of ABCNews.com and would later buy the company outright.
The website initially had a dedicated staff off about 30 people. In addition to articles, it featured short video clips and audio from the start, delivered using RealAudio and RealVideo technology. Some content was also available via America Online .
Satellite News Channel
Main article: Satellite News Channel
Satellite News Channel was a joint venture between ABC News and Group W that started on June 21, 1982 as a satellite-delivered cable television network. SNC used footage from ABC News and 7 Washington, D.C. -based crews, in addition to stories from other overseas networks to provide a rotating newscast every 20 minutes. However, this channel had difficulty getting clearance from cable systems, so ABC News and Group W decided to sell it to its competitor, CNN (a subsidiary of TimeWarner 's Turner Broadcasting System ). CNN ceased Satellite News Channel's operations on October 27, 1983. SNC was either replaced by CNN or CNN2 on most cable systems. Group W would eventually shut down 7 years later, in 1999. Following Satellite News Channel's discontinuation, ABC News did not return to the 24-hour cable news world until 22 years later, in 2004, when they launched ABC News Now , whose launch indicated that Satellite News Channel was ABC News' first attempt in the 24-hour cable news world.
_ ABC News Now_
Main article: ABC News Now
_ ABC News Now _ was a 24-hour cable news network that was launched on July 26, 2004 as a digital subchannel by ABC News, being the company's second attempt in the 24-hour cable news world after Satellite News Channel . It was offered via digital television , broadband and streaming video at ABCNews.com and on mobile phones . It delivered breaking news , headline news each half hour, and wide range of entertainment and lifestyle programming . The channel was available in the United States and Europe . Its Talk Back feature allowed viewers to voice their own input through the submission of videos and personal thoughts on controversial issues and current topics. It was shut down as a digital subchannel when Live Well Network was launched. ABC News Now was replaced on cable providers with Fusion on October 28, 2013.
Main article: Fusion (TV channel)
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* Dan Abrams – chief legal analyst * Dr. Jennifer Ashton – chief women's health correspondent; senior medical contributor * Jim Avila – senior national correspondent * Gio Benitez – correspondent; host, _ Nightline on Fusion _ * Abbie Boudreau – Good Morning America and Nightline correspondent * Howard Bragman – contributor * David Brooks – contributor, _This Week _ * Juju Chang – co-anchor, _ Nightline _ * Ron Claiborne – news anchor, _ Good Morning America Weekend _; correspondent * Chris Connelly – contributor, _ Good Morning America _ and _20/20 _ * John Donvan – Washington correspondent * Matthew Dowd – political contributor; special correspondent * Paula Faris – co-anchor, _ Good Morning America Weekend _; correspondent; co-host, ABC 's _The View _ * Kendis Gibson – co-anchor, _ World News Now _ and _America This Morning _; correspondent * Marci Gonzalez – correspondent * Matt Gutman – senior national correspondent * Sara Haines – correspondent; co-host, ABC 's _The View _ * Dan Harris – co-anchor, _ Good Morning America Weekend _ and _ Nightline _; correspondent * Lama Hasan – London correspondent * Brandi "B.M." Hitt – Los Angeles correspondent; reporter and fill-in anchor on KABC-TV * T. J. Holmes – correspondent * Sunny Hostin – senior legal correspondent; co-host, ABC 's _The View _ * Linzie Janis – correspondent * Rebecca Jarvis – chief business, technology and economics correspondent; host, _Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis_ * Jonathan Karl – chief Washington correspondent; chief White House correspondent * Neal Karlinsky – correspondent * Aaron Katersky – correspondent * David Kerley – senior transportation correspondent * Tom Llamas – weekend anchor, _ ABC World News Tonight _; chief national correspondent * James Longman – foreign correspondent * Diane Macedo – co-anchor, _ World News Now _ and _America This Morning _; correspondent * Rob Marciano – weather anchor, _ Good Morning America Weekend Edition _; senior meteorologist * Terry Moran – chief foreign correspondent * David Muir – anchor and managing editor, _ABC World News Tonight _; co-anchor, _20/20 _ * Ben Mulroney – correspondent * Amna Nawaz – digital anchor * Steve Osunsami – Atlanta based correspondent * Ryan Owens – Dallas correspondent * Jesse Palmer – special contributor, _ Good Morning America _ * Ian Pannell – senior foreign correspondent * Byron Pitts – co-anchor, _ Nightline _; chief national correspondent * Steven Portnoy – correspondent, ABC News Radio * John Quiñones – anchor, _What Would You Do? _ * Martha Raddatz – co-anchor, _This Week _; chief global affairs correspondent * Bill Ritter – correspondent, _20/20 _; weeknight co-anchor on WABC-TV * Amy Robach – news anchor, _ Good Morning America _; correspondent * Cokie Roberts – contributor, _This Week _ * Deborah Roberts – correspondent, _20/20 _ * Robin Roberts – co-anchor, _ Good Morning America _ * Brian Ross – chief investigative correspondent * Clayton Sandell – Denver correspondent * Diane Sawyer – anchor * Jay Schadler – correspondent * Mara Schiavocampo – correspondent * John Schriffen – correspondent * Rhonda Schwartz – investigative correspondent * Lara Setrakian – Dubai correspondent * Claire Shipman – contributor, _ Good Morning America _ * Nate Silver – special correspondent; founder and editor in chief, FiveThirtyEight * Rachel Smith – entertainment and features correspondent * Kristen Soltis Anderson – political contributor * Lara Spencer – co-anchor, _ Good Morning America _ * George Stephanopoulos – chief anchor; co-anchor, _Good Morning America _; anchor, _This Week _; chief political correspondent * Alex Stone – Los Angeles correspondent, ABC News Radio * Michael Strahan – co-anchor, _ Good Morning America _ * Pierre Thomas – senior justice correspondent * Elizabeth Vargas – co-anchor, _20/20 _ * Cecilia Vega – senior Washington correspondent * Kayna Whitworth – Los Angeles-based correspondent * Bob Woodruff – military correspondent * Becky Worley – consumer correspondent; technology contributor * Ginger Zee – weather anchor, _ Good Morning America _; chief meteorologist * Dave Zinczenko – nutrition and wellness editor
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* Sharyn Alfonsi (now at CBS News ) * Christiane Amanpour (now at CNN ) * Jack Anderson + * Roone Arledge + * Ashleigh Banfield (now at HLN) * Rona Barrett * Martin Bashir * Willow Bay * Steve Bell (retired from journalism) * Jules Bergman + * Dr. Richard E. Besser * Bill Beutel + * Erma Bombeck + * Donna Brazile (now interim chair at the Democratic National Committee ) * David Brinkley + * Aaron Brown * Hal Bruno + * Chris Bury (now at Al Jazeera America ) * Andrea Canning (now at NBC News , correspondent for _Dateline _) * Marysol Castro * Sam Champion * Leo Cherne + * Julia Child + * Liz Cho (now at WABC-TV in New York City ) * Spencer Christian (now at KGO-TV in San Francisco ) * Connie Chung * Bob Clark * Ron Cochran + * Pat Collins * Ann Compton * Anderson Cooper (now at CNN) * Katie Couric (now at Yahoo! News ) * Mort Crim (retired from journalism) * Chris Cuomo (now at CNN) * Don Dahler (now at CBS News ) * John Daly + * Morton Dean * Arnold Diaz (now at WPIX in New York City ) * Greg Dobbs * Sam Donaldson * Bill Downs + * Hugh Downs (retired from journalism) * Nancy Dussault * Jed Duvall (retired from journalism) * Stephanie Edwards * Josh Elliott (last at CBS News ) * Lisa Fletcher (now at Al Jazeera America) * Jack Ford (now at CBS News as chief legal analyst) * Marshall Frady + * Charles Gibson (retired from journalism in 2009) * Richard Gizbert (now at Al Jazeera English ) * Don Goddard + * Bianna Golodryga (now at Yahoo! News) * Bill Greenwood * David Hartman * John Hockenberry (now host of the public-radio newscast _The Takeaway _) * Lisa Howard + * Brit Hume (now at Fox News Channel ) * Tom Jarriel * Peter Jennings + * Dr. Timothy Johnson * Herb Kaplow + * Dana King * Christianne Klein * Dan Kloeffler * Jeffrey Kofman * Ted Koppel (later at NBC News and NPR , now correspondent for _CBS News Sunday Morning _) * Robert Krulwich (now at NPR , also co-host of Radiolab ) * Bill Lawrence + * Elisabeth Leamy (now contributor for _ The Dr. Oz Show _) * Joan Lunden * Michel Martin (now at NPR , weekend host of _All Things Considered _) * Cynthia McFadden (now at NBC News) * Lisa McRee * John McWethy + * Antonio Mora (now at Al Jazeera America ) * Edward P. Morgan + * Heather Nauert (now Spokesperson for the United States Department of State ) * Rob Nelson (now at WABC-TV in New York City) * Kevin Newman (now at CTV News ) * Reena Ninan (now at CBS News) * Bill O\'Reilly (now at Fox News Channel) * Tony Perkins (now at WTTG in Washington, D.C. ) * Indra Petersons (last at NBC News) * Vic Ratner * Harry Reasoner + * Frank Reynolds + * Bill Ritter (now at WABC-TV in New York City) * Geraldo Rivera (now at Fox News Channel) * Tanya Rivero * Max Robinson + * Louis Rukeyser + * Pierre Salinger + * Forrest Sawyer * John Scali + * Mike Schneider (now at NJTV ) * Bill Shadel + * Lewis Shollenberger + * Joel Siegel + * Carole Simpson * Howard K. Smith + * Kate Snow (now at NBC News) * Dr. Nancy Snyderman (later at NBC News) * Betsy Stark * John Stossel (now at Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel) * Kathleen Sullivan * John Cameron Swayze + * Jake Tapper (now at CNN) * Chris Wallace (now at Fox News Channel and host of _Fox News Sunday _) * Barbara Walters (retired from journalism, remains with ABC News as a contributor) * Bill Weir (now at CNN) * John Yang * Bob Young + * Paula Zahn * Jeff Zeleny (now at CNN )
In the United Kingdom , _ABC World News Tonight_ airs daily at 1:30 a.m. local time on the BBC News Channel , which itself may be simulcast on BBC One or BBC Two during the overnight hours. Commercials are not presented during the broadcast as the BBC's services in the U.K. are financed through license fees . ABC and the BBC also share video segments and reporters as needed for news coverage in their respective countries.
In Australia , Sky News Australia airs daily broadcasts of _World News Tonight_ (at 10:30 a.m.) and _Nightline_ (at 1:30 a.m.) as well as weekly airings of _20/20_ (on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., with an extended version at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays) and occasionally _Primetime_ (at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, with extended edition at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays). Coincidentally, that country's public broadcaster , the Australian Broadcasting Corporation , operates its own unrelated news division that is also named ABC News . The U.S. ABC News maintains a content sharing agreement with the Nine Network , which also broadcasts _GMA_ domestically in the early morning before its own breakfast program .
In New Zealand , _ABC World News_ was broadcast daily at 5:10 p.m. and at again at 11:35 p.m. As with the BBC in the U.K., TVNZ 7 (owned by Television New Zealand ) aired the program commercial-free, until the channel ceased operations on June 30, 2012.
FAKE NEWS MIMIC SITE
* ABCnews.com.co is a site that mimics the URL of ABCnews.com, but is fake news .
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