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June 7, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Katie Couric will be getting a 3 p.m. weekday talk show on big-city ABC stations in September 2012, and she will join ABC News this summer, in a deal announced by Disney/ABC Monday. Couric, 54, will appear on all ABC News programs and platforms, the company said, and will "anchor specials, contribute interviews, [and] participate in special events coverage. " Diane Sawyer will remain as anchor of the flagship ABC World News . Disney will syndicate Couric's talk show, executive-produced by former NBC boss and longtime Couric crony Jeff Zucker, which means it would be sold around the country to station groups and local independent stations, which could air it whenever they want.
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February 2, 1989 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's confirmed. Diane Sawyer will quit her starring gig on CBS's 60 Minutes to co-anchor a new prime-time news show with Sam Donaldson on ABC. Both ABC and CBS announced the move yesterday, confirming rumors that had been making the rounds since last week. It was then, say network insiders, that negotiations apparently began between Sawyer's agent and ABC News president Roone Arledge. ABC did not reveal the name of the new show nor say when it would debut, though there were reports it would air Thursday nights.
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June 23, 2010
BOSTON MED. 10 p.m. tomorrow, Channel 6. NEW YORK - PLAYING fly on the wall of a big-city hospital might seem like a good way to get swatted. But for ABC News' Terence Wrong, who's been doing just that off and on since 1999, producing "Hopkins 24/7" in 2000, a follow-up, "Hopkins," in 2008, and starting tomorrow, the eight-part documentary series "Boston Med," the wall's been a productive place. And the buzz has been good, too. Not that it's easy telling the stories of real people at vulnerable times in their lives, and in a way that will interest those of us lucky enough not to be there ourselves at the moment.
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July 6, 1995 | By Carlin Romano, INQUIRER BOOK CRITIC
While her intended has been doing the book promotion bit in the living room, Alison Craiglow, scheduled to be Mrs. John Hockenberry on Oct. 22, has been relaxing with a book in the bedroom, her sole distraction the New York vista that wraps this East Side high-rise like Christo-canvas around the Reichstag. But now it's time for a second opinion on Hockenberry, the ex-National Public Radio host and current ABC News correspondent for Day One who happens to have published a memoir - a brilliant, explosively thoughtful memoir called Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence (Hyperion, $24.95)
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September 10, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
When in doubt, punt! That may have been the thinking at ABC Television when they found that the first night of the Republican and Democratic presidential debates scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8 in Boston will conflict with ABC's highly profitable Monday night football. The game plan now is for the debates to be telecast nationally only by the Public Broadcasting Service - even though ABC News is one of the sponsors. The debates will be held at Faneuil Hall in Boston. They are being co- sponsored by The Boston Globe and ABC News in association with PBS. The candidates will be questioned by a three-member panel of journalists, comprised of one representative each from the Globe, ABC and PBS. The final format of the debates has yet to be worked out. The debates will start at 8 or 9 p.m. Originally, ABC News planned to show the debates during the "Nightline" time period, said Richard Wald, senior vice president of ABC News.
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September 17, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Federal law-enforcement sources acknowledged Tuesday that a Camden County teenager was charged last month with plotting an attack against Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia, but they downplayed the seriousness of the threat. The 15-year-old from Lindenwold, whose name has not been disclosed, is accused of viewing ISIS propaganda over the Internet, making overseas contacts online, and receiving information on building explosives through social media, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
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January 23, 1995 | For The Inquirer / SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL
Lynn Sherr of ABC News was the guest speaker at the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation brunch in Cherry Hill yesterday. She posed between a poster of her book and a cut-out of Paul, a women's rights leader.
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June 2, 2010
NEW YORK - The 40-year-old son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in an apartment in upper Manhattan after a day of bar-hopping, a detective said yesterday. Andrew Koppel was declared dead about 1:30 a.m. Monday in the apartment in the Washington Heights neighborhood, Detective John Sweeney said. The cause of death had not been determined, but no evidence so far indicates criminality, Sweeney said. Koppel was appointed attorney for the city Housing Authority's civil-litigation division in 2001, a post he resigned in 2008, the agency said yesterday.
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November 12, 2011
Hal Bruno, 83, the longtime political director for ABC News and a political analyst who hosted a weekly radio program, has died. Harold Bruno III said his father died Tuesday at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. The son said the cause was heart arrhythmia after a fall. Mr. Bruno worked for newspapers and spent 18 years at Newsweek before landing at ABC News in 1978. For most of the 1980s and 1990s, he oversaw campaign and election coverage for ABC television and radio, where his duties included moderating a 1992 vice-presidential debate.
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May 12, 2011
Jeff Gralnick, 72, a longtime television producer who helped shape the CBS show 60 Minutes , made NBC Nightly News the top-rated show, and served in various roles at ABC News, has died. NBC said Mr. Gralnick died Monday night at his home in Weston, Conn. He had battled cancer for years. Steve Capus, president of NBC News, called Mr. Gralnick a pioneer who changed the way news was produced, reported, and presented during his 52-year career at the three broadcast networks.
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July 17, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, Television Critic
Judy Woodruff said she hasn't done the math, but by my count, the coanchor of PBS's NewsHour is about to cover her 20th and 21st national political conventions. She still sounds excited, maybe even as excited as James Villalobos and Arlene Santana . They are gearing up for their first, after being chosen in a national talent search by Latino-focused Fuse TV to "Crash the Parties" as millennial correspondents at the Republican and Democratic conventions. There hasn't been a contested convention for a major party since Gerald Ford beat back a challenge from Ronald Reagan in 1976 , but these made-for-TV events still have the potential to make news - and maybe more so this year, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton getting ready to claim the nominations of their not exactly united parties.
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April 21, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Michael dumps Kelly Michael Strahan - that'd be the Michael in Live with Kelly and Michael - is leaving the show, ABC News says. The former New York Giants defensive end and NFL commentator will join the staff of ABC's Good Morning America as a full-time anchor in September. TMZ says Michael's Live cohost Kelly Ripa was "stunned and upset" when she heard the news. Denzel on a horse One of our most versatile actors he may be, but Denzel Washington , 61, has never done a western.
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February 8, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Maddie Hanna, STAFF WRITERS
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. - With his presidential aspirations on the line, Gov. Christie scalded Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a lightweight Saturday in the last Republican televised debate before the pivotal New Hampshire primary. Christie hit the first-term senator for abandoning his own immigration bill when it encountered turbulence, for having few accomplishments, and for dodging questions with canned remarks. "You haven't been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable," Christie said, arguing that Rubio is as inexperienced as President Obama was when Obama was elected in 2008.
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February 3, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
NASHUA, N.H. - Before any Iowa caucus votes had been cast Monday, Gov. Christie shifted his focus back to New Hampshire, selling himself ahead of next Tuesday's primary as a leader with the experience - and readiness to fight - he argued his rivals lack. "You cannot put someone in the Oval Office who doesn't want the heat," Christie told voters during a meeting at the Hopkinton town hall, as he accused Florida Sen. Marco Rubio of shying from the immigration reform plan he helped write.
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December 18, 2015 | Daily News
The movie star  deemed to have the best chance to compete against "Star Wars" this weekend: Upper Darby's own Tina Fey. Fey and Amy Poehler headline the comedy "Sisters," a movie scheduled to compete with "The Force Awakens" on the hope that a female-centered comedy might find a niche. "A year ago they [the studio executives] were like, 'We've got a great idea!' But I do sort of get it," said Fey, speaking with a UK newspaper. "It's what they call counterprogramming, and hopefully it's the holiday season when you go to the movies more than once, and you have such a great time at 'Sisters' that you think, 'Maybe I'll go and see 'Star Wars' now'.
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September 17, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Federal law-enforcement sources acknowledged Tuesday that a Camden County teenager was charged last month with plotting an attack against Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia, but they downplayed the seriousness of the threat. The 15-year-old from Lindenwold, whose name has not been disclosed, is accused of viewing ISIS propaganda over the Internet, making overseas contacts online, and receiving information on building explosives through social media, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
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September 16, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Jeremy Roebuck, and Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writers
WASHINGTON - A congressman's statement that agents had "disrupted" a potential threat against Pope Francis during his U.S. visit had Philadelphia officials scrambling for information Monday - and questioning the warning itself. The city's top police official and a key member of its House delegation said they had been reassured that the comments Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, made Sunday to ABC News were not about Philadelphia. "If there was a threat, I would have been made aware," said Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who said he had been briefed Friday by two top Secret Service officials.
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August 15, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
One of the bigger surprises in Best of Enemies , the lively documentary about William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal's debates-turned-death-matches during ABC News' coverage of the 1968 Republican and Democratic Conventions, is that the network promoted the two pundits as intellectuals . All brains, no brawn. Can you imagine news shows today trumpeting their guest commentators as erudite eggheads? That's a selling point? Roger Ailes would fire his Fox News marketing team on the spot.
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May 29, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IOWA FARM boy Chris Soules (a/k/a "The Bachelor") and his beloved, fertility nurse, Whitney Bischoff , have ended their engagement, ABC News has confirmed - because at ABC, this is news. The couple has "mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement," his rep said in a statement. "They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey. " The "journey" being meeting on a TV show, enjoying weeks of faux dates and Whitney beating out Becca Tilley for a chance at true love.
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May 15, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, DANA DiFILIPPO & WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writers bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
THE MAN WHO could best explain why Amtrak Train 188 quickly accelerated to twice the speed limit Tuesday night just before it careened off the tracks at the sharp curve at Frankford Junction - killing eight people and injuring roughly 200 others - reportedly has told his attorney that he doesn't remember what happened. Robert Goggin, the Philadelphia-based attorney for Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, 32, told ABC News yesterday that his client suffered a concussion and other injuries - and that although he was devastated to learn about so many dead and injured, he doesn't recall the derailment.
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