June 7, 2011 |
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.
February 2, 1989 |
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.
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.
July 6, 1995 |
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)
September 10, 1987 |
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.
September 17, 2015 |
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.
January 23, 1995 |
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.
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.
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.
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.