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  • 2010
  • 43 Seasons
  • 5.7  (317)

ABC's late night news program, Nightline, continues to hold the number one time slot. Once resistant to change, the show's producers expertly balance media demands while still honoring the program's traditions. Built on the solid foundation of offering viewers a "mix of investigative journalism and interviews", the new Nightline had a daunting task ahead of them. Today news is available 24/7. How does a news program steeped in tradition keep up in today's news world? Nightline created balance by giving its viewers a multi-anchor, multi-subject format that engages the viewer through social media outlets. These changes still hold strong to its thirty-two year goal to keep America informed. Nightline began as a special report program regarding The Iran Hostage Crisis in November 1979. The news program revolved around one subject. As the crisis wore on, the show began to count the days with its American viewers. At the end of the 144-day affair, Ted Koppel, a former ABC News State Department Correspondent, held the anchor position until he retired in 2005. Good ratings showed, America's interested for in depth, simple format of the 25-minute program. Attempts to change the format failed in its early days. After Ted Koppel retired in 2005, Nightline once again felt pressure to renew the show. Program directors realized the need to expand the program. The anchor team of Bill Weir, Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran cover all news subjects with expertise. Each anchor holds numerous awards in journalism and reporting. Bill Weir focuses on global issues. He followed stories in Iran and Iraq; The Japanese Tsunami of 2011 and Chilean Miner Tragedy. Cynthia McFadden's journalistic interest is on human rights and legal topics. Her resume includes familiar topics as the O.J. Simpson trials and The Bosnian War Crimes. Former White House Chief Correspondent, Terry Moran, is the show's political consultant out of Washington D.C. Moran interviews political figures and discusses topics relevant to viewer concerns. The well-rounded anchor team of Nightline, keeps America up to date with expert journalistic flair. Nightline's choice to jump on the social network bandwagon opened up an interactive world between staff and viewers. Set up on both Twitter and Facebook in 2009, Nightline now has a million Twitter followers and over 80,000 Facebook likes. Both pages bubble with viewer comments. The social network popularity gives viewers a voice and interactive freedom. ABC's Nightline continues a rise in ratings, while holding the number one spot for its time slot. The show's anchor team and investigative reporting, continues the tradition of delivering a mix of investigative journalism and current updated news to its late night viewers.

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Thu, Jul 30, 2022
129. Thu, Jul 30, 2022
July 1, 2022
Nipsey Hussle murder trial heads to jury; Rep. Liz Cheney stands by Cassidy Hutchinson's
Wed, Jun 29, 2022
128. Wed, Jun 29, 2022
June 30, 2022
Women look for alternatives to surgical abortion in post-Roe landscape; Sam Asghari opens up about married life with Britney Spears
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
127. Tue, Jun 28, 2022
June 29, 2022
Rise in anti-LGBTQ+ harassment and attacks have communities on edge, During Jan. 6 testimony Trump aide describes former president's fury that day
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
126. Mon, Jun 27, 2022
June 28, 2022
46 found dead in tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas; Legislators and abortion providers react to the overturning of Roe v. Wade
Fri, Jun 24, 2022
125. Fri, Jun 24, 2022
June 25, 2022
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade after five decades; Nearly 50 years ago Norma McCorvey, then known as Jane Roe, made history
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
124. Thu, Jun 23, 2022
June 24, 2022
Opposing views on Supreme Court ruling loosening restrictions for concealed weapons; New ESPN series highlights the impact of civil rights legislation Title IX on female athletes
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
123. Wed, Jun 22, 2022
June 23, 2022
Philadelphia's youth grapple with the prevalence of gun violence in their city; Philadelphia's top law enforcement officials struggle to control gun violence
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
122. Tue, Jun 21, 2022
June 22, 2022
Hearings in Uvalde attempt to address unanswered questions about school shooting; Trump's alleged campaign of intimidation to overturn the 2020 election
Mon, Jun 20, 2022
121. Mon, Jun 20, 2022
June 21, 2022
Most transgender women barred from high-level international swimming competitions; Americans push back on how they return to work
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
120. Fri, Jun 17, 2022
June 18, 2022
Family of Elvis and all-star cast talk new biopic; Black musicians reclaim the rights to their own music
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
119. Thu, Jun 16, 2022
June 17, 2022
Jan. 6 committee hearing focuses on Pence; LGBTQ+ online communities offer support and acceptance
Wed, Jun 15, 2022
118. Wed, Jun 15, 2022
June 16, 2022
Soaring inflation hits home for many Americans; A new documentary tells the story of Boy Scouts sexual abuse scandal
Tue, Jun 14, 2022
117. Tue, Jun 14, 2022
June 15, 2022
Expectant Black Mothers Find Support With Doulas and Midwives; Hunter Biden's Ex-Wife Kathleen Buhle Talks About Being A Biden, Divorce and Cancer
Mon, Jun 13, 2022
116. Mon, Jun 13, 2022
June 14, 2022
Teachers Rally Against Gun Violence; Sandy Hook Survivors Look Back Ten Years Later
Fri, Jun 10, 2022
115. Fri, Jun 10, 2022
June 11, 2022
Jennifer Lopez focuses on boosting Latina small business owners through investment; Neo-western melodrama 'Yellowstone' captivates cable television audiences
Thu, Jun 9, 2022
114. Thu, Jun 9, 2022
June 10, 2022
First day of public hearings in the investigation into Jan. 6 insurrection; Transgender activists on celebrating Trans joy
Wed, Jun 8, 2022
113. Wed, Jun 8, 2022
June 9, 2022
Survivors, parents testify to Congress following a string of mass shootings; ESPN features new E60 'Steph Curry and Omar Carter: An Undeniable Bond'
Tue, Jun 7, 2022
112. Tue, Jun 7, 2022
June 8, 2022
Uvalde pediatrician to testify on the aftermath of the Texas school shooting; A look at the AR-15 style, semi-automatic weapons used in many mass shootings
Mon, Jun 6, 2022
111. Mon, Jun 6, 2022
June 7, 2022
Car Theft Skyrocketing Across the Country; 'The Pretty Reckless' Singer Taylor Momsen On Battle With Depression
Fri, Jun 3, 2022
110. Fri, Jun 3, 2022
June 4, 2022
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear alongside royal family for Jubilee celebration; 'Teen Wolf' Colton Haynes opens up about Hollywood, coming out as gay in his memoir
Thu, Jun 2, 2022
109. Thu, Jun 2, 2022
June 3, 2022
Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrates her seven decades on the throne; First lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska speaks exclusively with ABC News
Wed, Jun 1, 2022
108. Wed, Jun 1, 2022
June 2, 2022
Jury awards over $10 million to Johnny Depp in high-profile defamation case; Answers and clarity lacking around Uvalde school shooting
Tue, May 31, 2022
107. Tue, May 31, 2022
June 1, 2022
Lia Thomas, the first openly transgender swimmer to win the NCAA, speaks acout; Lia Thomas says she's finally at peace with herself, finding support
Mon, May 30, 2022
106. Mon, May 30, 2022
May 31, 2022
Uptick in 'follow home' robberies has LA on high alert; Shattering Hollywood stereotypes
Fri, May 27, 2022
105. Fri, May 27, 2022
May 28, 2022
Authorities say mistakes were made in their response to the Texas gunman; Grey's Anatomy reaches a historic milestone with 400th episode
Thu, May 26, 2022
104. Thu, May 26, 2022
May 27, 2022
Community expresses frustration on law enforcement response to Texas school shooting; Wife of detained WNBA star Brittney Griner opens up for the first time
Wed, May 25, 2022
103. Wed, May 25, 2022
May 26, 2022
Community reeling after school shooting killed at least 21 people; National debate on gun legislation show divisions in Washington DC
Tue, May 24, 2022
102. Tue, May 24, 2022
May 25, 2022
19 students and 2 teachers reportedly killed in a school shooting: Part 1; Gun violence prevention experts discuss horrific school shooting in Texas: Part 2
Mon, May 23, 2022
101. Mon, May 23, 2022
May 24, 2022
US Marine veteran Trevor Reed speaks on how he survived 985 days in a Russian prison; Singer-songwriter Muni Long rises to star performer
Fri, May 20, 2022
100. Fri, May 20, 2022
May 21, 2022
Former nurse speaks out after sentencing in fatal drug error; Anna Delvey on her 'second act'
Thu, May 19, 2022
99. Thu, May 19, 2022
May 20, 2022
Exclusive look into a US ballistic missile submarine helping to deter nuclear war; Rising Broadway stars in 'A Whole New World' shine spotlight on AAPHI representation
Wed, May 18, 2022
98. Wed, May 18, 2022
May 19, 2022
Investigators uncover missed warning signs around the Buffalo shooter suspect; Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander chefs speak on hate
Tue, May 17, 2022
97. Tue, May 17, 2022
May 18, 2022
Football icon Herschel Walker campaigns for Georgia senate; Inside Herschel Walker's decades long relationship with Donald Trump
Mon, May 16, 2022
96. Mon, May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022
Ten killed, all of whom were Black, in targeted mass shooting; Community remembers those killed in Buffalo supermarket shooting
Fri, May 13, 2022
95. Fri, May 13, 2022
May 14, 2022
Mothers across the country speak out on critical baby formula shortage; Daughter of country music icon Naomi Judd speaks exclusively to ABC News
Thu, May 12, 2022
94. Thu, May 12, 2022
May 13, 2022
US reaches the grim milestone of 1 million COVID-19 deaths; More than 250,000 US children lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19
Wed, May 11, 2022
93. Wed, May 11, 2022
May 12, 2022
Rising prices spurs 'gift economy' in some communities; Climate crisis contributes to famine across Africa
Tue, May 10, 2022
92. Tue, May 10, 2022
May 11, 2022
Families of missing migrants search for answers; Actress Melissa Gilbert on swapping Hollywood for rural life
Mon, May 9, 2022
91. Mon, May 9, 2022
May 10, 2022
Escaped murder suspect and former jail employee apprehended in Indiana; Actress Jennifer Grey speaks candidly about past relationships, plastic surgery
Fri, May 6, 2022
90. Fri, May 6, 2022
May 7, 2022
At just 13, Anthony Harris was wrongfully convicted in the murder of his neighbor. John Quinones talked to Harris both as a child and now as a grown man still grappling with the trauma he experienced.
Thu, May 5, 2022
89. Thu, May 5, 2022
May 6, 2022
Amber Heard shares graphic testimony in libel case; 'Brunch with Babs' sweeps social media with grandmotherly charm
Wed, May 4, 2022
88. Wed, May 4, 2022
May 5, 2022
Nightline followed two women who had to drive hours across state lines to get an abortion. With Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, abortion rights advocates fear other women will face bigger hurdles for care.
Tue, May 3, 2022
87. Tue, May 3, 2022
May 4, 2022
Supreme Court abortion draft leak rocks nation; All eyes on Ohio as Senate candidates eye nomination
Mon, May 2, 2022
86. Mon, May 2, 2022
May 3, 2022
Judge rules lawsuit seeking Tulsa Massacre compensation can move forward; Met Gala event designer shares inside secrets
Fri, Apr 29, 2022
85. Fri, Apr 29, 2022
April 30, 2022
Johnny Depp, Amber Heard defamation trial heats up; 'FaceTune' surgeries see rise
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
84. Thu, Apr 28, 2022
April 29, 2022
Uptick in 'follow home' robberies has LA on high alert; 'Grace and Frankie' stars bid farewell after 7 seasons
Wed, Apr 27, 2022
83. Wed, Apr 27, 2022
April 28, 2022
Trevor Reed freed from Russian prison; COVID spike forces Shanghai into lockdown
Tue, Apr 26, 2022
82. Tue, Apr 26, 2022
April 27, 2022
New video, evidence shows chaotic scene after 'Rust' shooting; Baby rhinos give hope to saving endangered species
Mon, Apr 25, 2022
81. Mon, Apr 25, 2022
April 26, 2022
Stay issued on execution of Melissa Lucio two days before she was set to face death; Dr. Deborah Birx speaks exclusively about her time on Trump's COVID-19 task force
Fri, Apr 22, 2022
80. Fri, Apr 22, 2022
April 23, 2022
Climber Alex Honnold, who wowed the world in the 2018 documentary "Free Solo," leads a team to free climb a 2,000 foot cliff in the Amazon in a new Disney + special "Explorer: The Last Tepui."
Thu, Apr 21, 2022
79. Thu, Apr 21, 2022
April 22, 2022
With gas prices high, will Americans finally shift to electric vehicles?; Magic Johnson looks back at the highs and lows of his legendary career
Wed, Apr 20, 2022
78. Wed, Apr 20, 2022
April 21, 2022
South Africans left to pick up pieces after deadly floods; Nyle DiMarco reflects on deaf culture and visibility
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
77. Tuesday, April 19, 2022
April 20, 2022
Florida special session draws ire; Ranchers, conservationists race to save Colorado River; 'Black-ish' cast, creator say goodbye to the Johnsons
Mon, Apr 18, 2022
76. Mon, Apr 18, 2022
April 19, 2022
Unfolding political battle over Texas governor's controversial plan bussing plan; Sustainable companies combat the carbon footprint of fast fashion
Fri, Apr 15, 2022
75. Fri, Apr 15, 2022
April 16, 2022
'The Paterno Legacy' examines coach's complicated career; Garcelle Beauvais spills some tea in new memoir
Thu, Apr 14, 2022
74. Thu, Apr 14, 2022
April 15, 2022
Amir Locke's family join growing call to end no knock warrants; 'Queer Eye' star shares stories of love and loss
Wed, Apr 13, 2022
73. Wed, Apr 13, 2022
April 14, 2022
Suspect caught in New York City subway shooting; Bucha survivors recount horrors of Russian massacre
Tue, Apr 12, 2022
72. Tue, Apr 12, 2022
April 13, 2022
New York City under high alert after subway shooting; Law enforcement experts weigh in on Brooklyn subway shooting
Mon, Apr 11, 2022
71. Mon, Apr 11, 2022
April 12, 2022
Adopted man learns he was stolen from birth mom in Chile; Man stolen from birth using DNA kits to help fellow adoptees
Thu, Apr 7, 2022
69. Thu, Apr 7, 2022
April 8, 2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson makes Supreme Court history; Tiger Woods makes a remarkable return to the Masters
Wed, Apr 6, 2022
68. Wed, Apr 6, 2022
April 7, 2022
Volunteer group takes on country's cold cases; The Kardashians gear up for their new reality series
Tue, Apr 5, 2022
67. Tue, Apr 5, 2022
April 6, 2022
Fentanyl overdose survivor shares her story; DEA and CDC officials discuss the ongoing fentanyl crisis
Mon, Apr 4, 2022
66. Mon, Apr 4, 2022
April 5, 2022
String of violence over the weekend sparks larger conversation on gun violence; Selena Gomez launches company to continue her advocacy for mental health
Fri, Mar 1, 2022
65. Fri, Mar 1, 2022
April 2, 2022
Will Smith resigns from Academy; Oscars producer weighs in on the slap
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
64. Thu, Mar 31, 2022
April 1, 2022
Starting over, escape from Ukraine; The refugee crisis explodes and millions of lives are upended by war
Wed, Mar 30, 2022
63. Wed, Mar 30, 2022
March 31, 2022
Indigenous families seek justice for boarding school abuse; Deb Haaland Talks Indian Boarding School Initiative
Tue, Mar 29, 2022
62. Tue, Mar 29, 2022
March 30, 2022
Emmett Till's family reflects on 100-year battle to pass anti-lynching bill; A first look at 20/20 '24 Months that Changed the World'
Mon Mar 28, 2022
61. Mon Mar 28, 2022
March 29, 2022
The Academy condemns Will Smith's actions during the 94th Oscars; A 96-year-old Holocaust survivor killed last week during Russian attacks in Ukraine
Fri, Mar 25, 2022
60. Fri, Mar 25, 2022
March 26, 2022
Americans head to Ukraine to help troops fighting Putin's invasion; Who's expected to win big on Oscar night
Thu, Mar 24, 2022
59. Thu, Mar 24, 2022
March 25, 2022
Biden rallies European allies as Russia-Ukraine conflict grows more dire; Olivia Rodrigo talks about her rise to the top of the charts
Wed, Mar 23, 2022
58. Wed, Mar 23, 2022
March 24, 2022
Russians flee to Mexico in hopes for US asylum; U.S. troops deploy to Oklahoma City hospital
Tue, Mar 22, 2022
57. Tue, Mar 22, 2022
March 23, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson squares off with senators; 'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder' returns for new generation of fans
Mon, Mar 21, 2022
56. Mon, Mar 21, 2022
March 22, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sits for historic SCOTUS confirmation hearings; The turbulent break-up of Kim Kardashian and Kanye 'Ye' West sparks concerns
Fri, Mar 18, 2022
55. Fri, Mar 18, 2022
March 19, 2022
Socialite scammer conned New York's elite; Captivating con woman has a dedicated chorus of supporters
Thu, Mar 17, 2022
54. Thu, Mar 17, 2022
March 18, 2022
U.S. fans rally to bring Brittney Griner home; 'Drive my Car' director humbled by film's critical acclaim
Wed, Mar 16, 2022
53. Wed, Mar 16, 2022
March 17, 2022
Sons of Atlanta spa shooting victims reflect on somber anniversary; Asian Americans remain on edge as violence against community grows
Tue, Mar 15, 2022
52. Tue, Mar 15, 2022
March 16, 2022
Russian civilians flee country as Putin cracks down on freedoms; Former 'GMA' producer shares personal journey of grief after daughter's murder
Mon, Mar 14, 2022
51. Mon, Mar 14, 2022
March 15, 2022
More people flee violence as Russia targets massive air attacks on civilians; Actress Evan Rachel Wood as an activist for domestic violence, sexual assault victims
Fri, Mar 11, 2022
50. Fri, Mar 11, 2022
March 12, 2022
Featured on a special 20/20 event, Diane Sawyer decodes the mysteries behind the Heaven's Gate cult, including an exclusive interview with Rio DiAngelo, a member who left the group.
Thu, Mar 10, 2022
49. Thu, Mar 10, 2022
March 11, 2022
Jussie Smollett sentenced for false police reports; 'Don't say gay' bill stokes fear among families
Wed, Mar 9, 2022
48. Wed, Mar 9, 2022
March 10, 2022
Families, businesses feeling the pinch as prices soar; Ukraine orphans press on through horrors of war
Tue, Mar 8, 2022
47. Tue, Mar 8, 2022
March 9, 2022
Western companies pull out of Russia over invasion; Retired cop acquitted for movie theater shooting speaks out
Mon, Mar 7, 2022
46. Mon, Mar 7, 2022
March 8, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks exclusively with ABC News; Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shares a message of resilience
Fri, Mar 4, 2022
45. Fri, Mar 4, 2022
March 5, 2022
Ukrainian families share their painful journey; Former Ukrainian president speaks out against Putin
Thu, Mar 3, 2022
44. Thu, Mar 3, 2022
March 4, 2022
Russian oligarchs targeted in latest U.S. sanctions; Online Ivermectin sales raise concerns
Wed, Mar 2, 2022
43. Wed, Mar 2, 2022
March 3, 2022
Concerns grow as key Ukrainian city sieged; Netflix's 'Tinder Swindler' faces new suit
Mon, Mar 1, 2022
42. Mon, Mar 1, 2022
March 2, 2022
Biden lays out vision for the country, as political divisions grow; Experts discuss Biden's first State of the Union address
Mon, Feb 28, 2022
41. Mon, Feb 28, 2022
March 1, 2022
Russian troops have been slowed by Ukrainian resistance, ordinary citizens; Experts discuss the increasing global pressure put on Vladimir Putin, what to expect
Fri, Feb 25, 2022
40. Fri, Feb 25, 2022
February 26, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson poised to make Supreme Court history; Ukrainian refugee crisis worsens as Russian invasion continues
Thu, Feb 24, 2022
39. Thu, Feb 24, 2022
February 25, 2022
Thousands of Ukrainian, US citizens flee amid Russia's initial invasion; Experts speak on the global response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Wed, Feb 23, 2022
38. Wed, Feb 23, 2022
February 24, 2022
Russian forces begin their attack, Ukraine now a nation at war; Ukraine conflict ignites fears over cyberwarfare
Tue, Feb 22, 2022
37. Tue, Feb 22, 2022
February 23, 2022
Ukraine invasion the latest in Putin's power play; 'Into the Depths' unearths lost Black history relics
Mon, Feb 21, 2022
36. Mon, Feb 21, 2022
February 22, 2022
Texas family flees Ukraine with newly adopted son, US-Ukrainian families prepare for the prospect of war amid rising Russian tensions
Fri, Feb 18, 2022
35. Fri, Feb 18, 2022
February 19, 2022
United States, world wait for Putin's next move in Ukraine; Americans remain in Ukraine despite warnings to leave
Thu, Feb 17, 2022
34. Thu, Feb 17, 2022
February 18, 2022
Trans college swimmer speaks out on sports' inclusion; Experts discuss the latest developments in Ukraine
Wed, Feb 16, 2022
33. Wed, Feb 16, 2022
February 17, 2022
Sports misconduct watchdog faces crisis of confidence; Channing Tatum spotlights veterans' struggles in new comedy
Tue, Feb 15, 2022
32. Tue, Feb 15, 2022
February 16, 2022
Skating scandal casts dark shadow over Olympics; Rust filmmaker's family sues Baldwin over death
Mon, Feb 14, 2022
31. Mon, Feb 14, 2022
February 15, 2022
Fallout from the hundreds of truckers protesting Canada's vaccine mandates; San Francisco parents torn on vote to recall members of the city's school board
Fri, Feb 11, 2022
30. Fri, Feb 11, 2022
February 12, 2022
Investigators still searching for clues in Delphi murders; The search for the Delphi murder continues
Thu, Feb 10, 2022
29. Thu, Feb 10, 2022
February 11, 2022
Ant-vaccine truckers paralyzing Ottawa; Joe Exotic opens up in jailhouse interview
Wed, Feb 9, 2022
28. Wed, Feb 9, 2022
February 10, 2022
Housing segregation still sidelining people of color from dream homes; The uphill battle to repair years of discriminatory housing practices
Tue Feb 8, 2022
27. Tue Feb 8, 2022
February 9, 2022
School boards battle librarians over book bans; 2022 Oscars: This year's biggest surprises
Mon, Feb 7, 2022
26. Mon, Feb 7, 2022
February 8, 2022
Two years after the death of George Floyd, another Black man killed by MN police; Spotify reportedly removes more than 100 episodes of 'The Joe Rogan Experience'
Fri, Feb 4, 2022
25. Fri, Feb 4, 2022
February 5, 2022
A look inside the first police academy at a HBCU; HBCU police academy recruits aim to make change
Thu, Feb 3, 2022
24. Thu, Feb 3, 2022
February 4, 2022
Biden, Eric Adams team up to take on gun violence; Ukraine on edge as war chatter increases
Wed, Feb 2, 2022
23. Wed, Feb 2, 2022
February 3, 2022
Black NFL coach sounds off on alleged discrimination; Wrongly convicted Malcolm X suspect speaks out
Tue, Feb 1, 2022
22. Tue, Feb 1, 2022
February 2, 2022
Tom Brady rides off into the sunset after 22-year NFL career; Screen Queens Rising: Halle Berry, Tessa Thompson
Mon, Jan 31, 2022
21. Mon, Jan 31, 2022
February 1, 2022
Spotify announces adding content advisory following COVID-19 controversy; Millions across the country are resigning from their jobs to follow passions
Fri, Jan 28, 2022
20. Fri, Jan 28, 2022
January 29, 2022
How NFTs are reshaping the e-commerce world; Avenatti faces Stormy Daniels in court
Thu, Jan 27, 2022
19. Thu, Jan 27, 2022
January 28, 2022
Michael Avenatti forced to court over fraud and identify theft charges; Sammy the Bull lets loose about mafia life
Wed, Jan 26, 2022
18. Wed, Jan 26, 2022
January 27, 2022
Afghan refugees reflect on struggles after fleeing Taliban; Justice Breyer's pending retirement opens door for more diverse court
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
2. Tuesday, January 4, 2022
January 5, 2022
Attention turns to Prince Andrew following the verdict delivered to Ghislaine Maxwell; For the past 5 years, feral hogs are overwhelming America's Texas farmlands
Mon, Jan 3, 2022
1. Mon, Jan 3, 2022
January 4, 2022
Reflecting on the past 2 years of COVID-19 as omicron surges through the New Year; National Geographic's 'Trafficked' explores world of cocaine trafficking in Colombia
Description

ABC's late night news program, Nightline, continues to hold the number one time slot. Once resistant to change, the show's producers expertly balance media demands while still honoring the program's traditions. Built on the solid foundation of offering viewers a "mix of investigative journalism and interviews", the new Nightline had a daunting task ahead of them. Today news is available 24/7. How does a news program steeped in tradition keep up in today's news world? Nightline created balance by giving its viewers a multi-anchor, multi-subject format that engages the viewer through social media outlets. These changes still hold strong to its thirty-two year goal to keep America informed.

Nightline began as a special report program regarding The Iran Hostage Crisis in November 1979. The news program revolved around one subject. As the crisis wore on, the show began to count the days with its American viewers. At the end of the 144-day affair, Ted Koppel, a former ABC News State Department Correspondent, held the anchor position until he retired in 2005. Good ratings showed, America's interested for in depth, simple format of the 25-minute program. Attempts to change the format failed in its early days. After Ted Koppel retired in 2005, Nightline once again felt pressure to renew the show.

Program directors realized the need to expand the program. The anchor team of Bill Weir, Cynthia McFadden and Terry Moran cover all news subjects with expertise. Each anchor holds numerous awards in journalism and reporting. Bill Weir focuses on global issues. He followed stories in Iran and Iraq; The Japanese Tsunami of 2011 and Chilean Miner Tragedy. Cynthia McFadden's journalistic interest is on human rights and legal topics. Her resume includes familiar topics as the O.J. Simpson trials and The Bosnian War Crimes. Former White House Chief Correspondent, Terry Moran, is the show's political consultant out of Washington D.C. Moran interviews political figures and discusses topics relevant to viewer concerns. The well-rounded anchor team of Nightline, keeps America up to date with expert journalistic flair.

Nightline's choice to jump on the social network bandwagon opened up an interactive world between staff and viewers. Set up on both Twitter and Facebook in 2009, Nightline now has a million Twitter followers and over 80,000 Facebook likes. Both pages bubble with viewer comments. The social network popularity gives viewers a voice and interactive freedom. ABC's Nightline continues a rise in ratings, while holding the number one spot for its time slot. The show's anchor team and investigative reporting, continues the tradition of delivering a mix of investigative journalism and current updated news to its late night viewers.

Nightline is a series that is currently running and has 43 seasons (3245 episodes). The series first aired on April 29, 2010.

Where to Watch Nightline

Nightline is available for streaming on the ABC News website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Nightline on demand at Hulu and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    April 29, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (317)