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  • 2010
  • 42 Seasons
  • 5.6  (278)

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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Mon, Jun 21, 2021
118. Mon, Jun 21, 2021
June 21, 2021
Could 'Hot Vax Summer' usher in a new era of sex positivity?; Wolfgang Puck's journey from tumultuous childhood in Austria to iconic chef
Fri, Jun 18, 2021
117. Fri, Jun 18, 2021
June 18, 2021
For Juneteenth, Obama reflects on future of democracy and bridging the divide; Young Black chefs across the country connect over the origin of 'soul food'
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
116. Thu, Jun 17, 2021
June 18, 2021
Alarming rise in unruly behavior as air travel returns; Transgender student athletes on their fight to compete as themselves
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
115. Wed, Jun 16, 2021
June 16, 2021
Biden meets with Putin amid concerns about Russian cyberattacks, American prisoners; Experts break down historic meeting between Biden and Putin
Tue, Jun 15, 2021
114. Tue, Jun 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
'Real Housewives' star, estranged husband's legal problems subject of new documentary; Choreographer for Lil Nas X on creating his own style, inspiring others
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
113. Mon, Jun 14, 2021
June 14, 2021
Science, intelligence communities look into the origins of COVID-19; Some scientists see COVID-19 lab leak theory as a little more possible
Fri, Jun 11, 2021
112. Fri, Jun 11, 2021
June 11, 2021
Vanessa Guillen's sister, fiance discuss investigation into her disappearance; Vanessa Guillen's body is found, her story prompts military reform
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
111. Thu, Jun 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Lawmakers rally behind man who says he's been wrongfully imprisoned for decades; Dr. Rachel Levine on protecting transgender youth, her confirmation experience
Wed, Jun 9, 2021
110. Wed, Jun 9, 2021
June 9, 2021
Inside the secretive world of hackers who help protect companies from attacks; A company's cybersecurity weaknesses are exposed in overnight operation
Tue, Jun 8, 2021
109. Tue, Jun 8, 2021
June 8, 2021
Experts estimate about 30% of COVID-19 survivors are experiencing long-term symptoms, from loss of taste to brain fog. One organization seeks to crowdsource information and help find answers.
Mon, Jun 7, 2021
108. Mon, Jun 7, 2021
June 7, 2021
Viral high school graduate on front lines of abortion debate; Newborn Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is latest addition to royal family
Fri, Jun 4, 2021
107. Fri, Jun 4, 2021
June 4, 2021
Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' kidnapping case insists their story is truthful; Matthew Muller is charged with kidnapping Denise Huskins in 'Gone Girl' case
Thu, Jun 3, 2021
106. Thu, Jun 3, 2021
June 3, 2021
The push for stronger gun safety laws to protect kids from accidental injuries, death; Pandemic oyster surplus prompts reef restoration while also benefitting environment
Wed, Jun 2, 2021
105. Wed, Jun 2, 2021
June 2, 2021
NFL wives band together in fight against league's concussion payout protocol; Attorney at center of NFL concussion settlements responds to criticism
Tue, Jun 1, 2021
104. Tue, Jun 1, 2021
June 1, 2021
Will those impacted by war on drugs get left behind in legal marijuana boom?; Man imprisoned for marijuana advocates for federal legalization, justice
Thu, May 27, 2021
103. Thu, May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021
Lori and Chad Daybell indicted nearly a year after childrens' bodies found; Michelle Williams opens up about decades-long battle with depression
Wed, May 26, 2021
102. Wed, May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021
Survivors and their descendants refuse to let Tulsa massacre be forgotten; Survivors and their descendants refuse to let Tulsa massacre be forgotten
Mon, May 25, 2021
100. Mon, May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021
Message from woman's alleged rapist sparks new push for justice 8 years later
Fri, May 21, 2021
99. Fri, May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021
Prince Harry discusses lasting pain from mom's death and weight of royal life: Part 1; Oprah, Prince Harry on importance of mental health, their work helping others: Part 2
Thu, May 20, 2021
98. Thu, May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021
Woman attacked in NYC hate incident discusses how she's spreading awareness; Head of NYPD's Asian Hate Crimes Task Force empowers community
Wed, May 19, 2021
97. Wed, May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021
Influencers help jumpstart tourist industries battered by pandemic; Mom sees marijuana edibles business boom during the pandemic
Tue, May 18, 2021
96. Tue, May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021
Parents race to save toddler's life after rare genetic disease diagnosis; 'Most expensive drug in the world' saves life of child with rare disease
Families search for survivors, scramble for safety amid Israeli-Palestinian conflict
95. Families search for survivors, scramble for safety amid Israeli-Palestinian conflict
May 18, 2021
The U.S. is facing pressure to de-escalate the violence, which has led to hundreds of civilian deaths. On Israel's border, some Lebanese and Jordanian protesters support Palestine.
Fri, May 14, 2021
94. Fri, May 14, 2021
May 14, 2021
Scott Peterson becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance; Scott Peterson's is found guilty of wife, child's murders
Thu, May 13, 2021
93. Thu, May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021
Volunteers step up amid India's rising COVID-19 death toll; CDC releases new mask, social distance guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans
Wed, May 12, 2021
92. Wed, May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Afghans shaken amid horror of bombings, politician warns there could be more; In Afghanistan, a woman's ability to pursue education is at risk
Tue, May 11, 2021
91. Tue, May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021
Advocates fight for trans athletes as more states consider school sports bans; What we know about trans athletes' ability to play
Mon, May 10, 2021
90. Mon, May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021
Fear, misinformation muddle efforts to vaccinate some American conservatives; Body-positive Tess Holliday on the complexities of her eating disorder
Fri, May 7, 2021
89. Fri, May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021
A father is accused, then cleared, of the murder of his 3-year-old daughter; FBI agents find the true killer of Riley Fox
Thu, May 6, 2021
88. Thu, May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021
Walter Wallace Jr. is killed by police less than a minute after they arrive; Walter Wallace Jr.'s death ignites calls for police reform
Wed, May 5, 2021
87. Wed, May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021
Afghan women fear Taliban will take control and strip back their basic rights; After 20 years in Afghanistan, what is the US leaving behind?; Afghanistan's future is yet to be written
Mon, May 3, 2021
86. Mon, May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021
Indians in US feel helpless as COVID-19 ravages communities on subcontinent; First responders falling through the cracks: EMTs battle PTSD, depression on the job
Thu, Apr 29, 2021
84. Thu, Apr 29, 2021
April 29, 2021
TikTok creators educate while showing their disabilities with pride; Women in NFL lead as referees, coaches, agents
Wed, Apr 28, 2021
83. Wed, Apr 28, 2021
April 28, 2021
Biden tackles immigration, gun control in presidential address; Experts break down Biden's first address to Congress
Tue, Apr 27, 2021
82. Tue, Apr 27, 2021
April 27, 2021
The deadly side of LA's high-speed car culture; Maria Teresa, the grand duchess of Luxembourg, on being a Latina married into royalty
Mon, Apr 26, 2021
81. Mon, Apr 26, 2021
April 26, 2021
An intimate look at Jam Master Jay's influential life and tragic death; FitOps gives veterans new purpose after military discharge
Fri, Apr 23, 2021
80. Fri, Apr 23, 2021
April 23, 2021
Who was George Floyd before he was killed in police custody?; Activists call for more police accountability after Derek Chauvin conviction
Thu, Apr 22, 2021
79. Thu, Apr 22, 2021
April 22, 2021
The 'white gold rush': Inside a lithium mine, where stores of recyclable energy lie; In 'Secrets of the Whales,' an intimate look at the titans of the deep blue sea
Wed, Apr 21, 2021
78. Wed, Apr 21, 2021
April 21, 2021
Black moms whose children were killed by police share tragic bond, fight for justice; Oscar-nominated documentary looks inside Hong Kong's pro-democracy struggle
Tue, Apr 20, 2021
77. Tue, Apr 20, 2021
April 20, 2021
Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd's murder, activists react; How will Chauvin's conviction in George Floyd's murder case impact future cases?
Mon, Apr 19, 2021
76. Mon, Apr 19, 2021
April 19, 2021
Minneapolis, still rocked by George Floyd's death, waits for verdict in Chauvin case; How the low-budget indie film 'Minari' became a stand-out Oscars contender
Fri, Apr 16, 2021
75. Fri, Apr 16, 2021
April 16, 2021
8 killed in mass shooting at Indianapolis FedEx facility, suspect was former employee; Prince Harry returns to UK for Prince Philip's funeral amid royal family rift
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
74. Thu, Apr 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
Body camera video of Adam Toledo fatal police shooting fuels more demands for justice; How learning to control fear in high-stress situations could help police reform
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
73. Wed, Apr 14, 2021
April 14, 2021
Police hoping to end fatal encounters push for change, building trust; Colton Underwood comes out as gay: 'It caught up to me and, honestly, I'm glad'
Tue, Apr 13, 2021
72. Tue, Apr 13, 2021
April 13, 2021
Daunte Wright case follows history of fatal police incidents in Minnesota Twin Cities; What does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause mean in the fight against COVID-19?
Apr, 12, 2021
71. Apr, 12, 2021
April 12, 2021
Derek Chauvin murder trial enters 3rd week amid protests over Daunte Wright shooting; What will it take to end violent police encounters with Black people?
Fri, Apr 9, 2021
70. Fri, Apr 9, 2021
April 9, 2021
Remembering Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99; What impact will Prince Philip's death have on the royal family?
Thu, Apr 8, 2021
69. Thu, Apr 8, 2021
April 8, 2021
Ex-NFL player kills himself after killing 5, injuring 1 in South Carolina, police say; SUV crash carrying 25 migrants highlights danger, desperation of crossing into the US
Wed, Apr 7, 2021
68. Wed, Apr 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
Iraqi families terrorized by ISIS struggle to rebuild as threat of resurgence looms; Broadway shows resume in Australia, the first country to lift theater restrictions
Wed, Apr 6, 2021
67. Wed, Apr 6, 2021
April 6, 2021
'Do we deserve to kill?' Re-examining the death penalty; Andra Day on Billie Holiday's power in music
Tue, Apr 5, 2021
66. Tue, Apr 5, 2021
April 5, 2021
Great uncle of Laquan McDonald on Chauvin trial: 'American justice is on trial again'; Freshman representatives on being part of 117th Congress, the most diverse in history
Fri, Apr 02, 2021
65. Fri, Apr 02, 2021
April 2, 2021
Hollywood hopefuls discover they could be among hundreds who'd been conned: Part 1; Screenwriter may have evidence that could break case of Hollywood 'Con Queen': Part 2
Thu, Apr 01, 2021
64. Thu, Apr 01, 2021
April 1, 2021
Ben Crump hopeful trial of Derek Chauvin will end in conviction; 'Queen of Gospel' Mahalia Jackson's story illustrated in new biopic
Wed, Mar 31, 2021
63. Wed, Mar 31, 2021
March 31, 2021
In communities of color, religious leaders step up to help get people vaccinated; Tina Turner's inspirational life story told in new documentary
Tue, Mar 30, 2021
62. Tue, Mar 30, 2021
March 30, 2021
WNBA star Renee Montgomery on leaving basketball to fight for social change; UCLA gymnasts Nia Dennis, Margzetta Frazier bring Black excellence to the floor
Mon, Mar 29, 2021
61. Mon, Mar 29, 2021
March 29, 2021
Lil Nas X's new music video celebrates sexuality, faces backlash; In cluster of tornadoes, neighbors help where they can, others lose everything
Fri, Mar 26, 2021
60. Fri, Mar 26, 2021
March 26, 2021
21-year-old Kelsie Schelling vanishes after meeting with boyfriend; Donthe Lucas faces trial for pregnant girlfriend's murder
Thu, Mar 25, 2021
59. Thu, Mar 25, 2021
March 25, 2021
Dangers of 'whippits' as they become more popular with youth; Telling Fred Hampton's story in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'
Wed, Mar 24, 2021
58. Wed, Mar 24, 2021
March 24, 2021
Children cross the border alone as White House faces unprecedented crisis; How Black comics have used sketch comedy to make light of tough times
Tue, Mar 23, 2021
57. Tue, Mar 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
Biden, advocates renew calls for gun reform after Colorado shooting that killed 10; Cynthia Erivo discusses her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in new miniseries
Mon, Mar 22, 2021
56. Mon, Mar 22, 2021
March 22, 2021
Before the spa shootings, a history of stereotypes that perpetuated anti-Asian bias; Spring breakers flood into Miami, fueling COVID-19 concerns
Fri, March 19, 2021
55. Fri, March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021
Families of victims in Atlanta spa shootings speak out as investigation is underway; How anti-Asian bias has been perpetuated by a history of stereotypes in pop culture
Thu, Mar 18, 2021
54. Thu, Mar 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
Deepfake videos are becoming easier to make but dangerously difficult to identify; TikTok becomes a lifeline for professional dancers sidelined by the pandemic
Wed, Mar 17, 2021
53. Wed, Mar 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
Biden discusses COVID-19 relief bill as Americans begin to receive stimulus checks; Biden says Putin will 'pay a price' for trying to help Trump win election
Tue, Mar 16, 2021
52. Tue, Mar 16, 2021
March 16, 2021
Nick Cannon on making amends after anti-Semitic comments; Leyna Bloom on being 1st Black, Asian transgender Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
Mon, Mar 15, 2021
51. Mon, Mar 15, 2021
March 15, 2021
Retail investors use the internet to bet on GameStop and send Wall Street a message; Man who invested in GameStop discusses his exponential return
Fri, Mar 12, 2021
50. Fri, Mar 12, 2021
March 12, 2021
Royal family is a business bound by tradition and duty to its nation; Royal family faces racial reckoning after bombshell interview
Thu, Mar 11, 2021
49. Thu, Mar 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
Travel nurses share inside look at height of pandemic in New York; Traveling nurses return home, but never for long
Wed, Mar 10, 2021
48. Wed, Mar 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
Millions live in 'pharmacy deserts' with limited access to COVID-19 vaccine in US; Dr. John Brownstein answers your questions about COVID-19 vaccines
Tue, Mar 9, 2021
47. Tue, Mar 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
Are Black creators on TikTok getting credit for their creative work?; H.E.R. talks exploring racial identity by writing about her own experiences
Mon, Mar 8, 2021
46. Mon, Mar 8, 2021
March 8, 2021
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shocking interview shakes British monarchy; Meghan Markle and Princess Diana both battled loneliness and refused to stay silent
Fri, Mar 5, 2021
45. Fri, Mar 5, 2021
March 5, 2021
After COVID-19, cutting-edge double lung transplant could save dad's life; Surgeons race against time to transplant lungs in dad who survived COVID-19
Thu, Mar 4, 2021
44. Thu, Mar 4, 2021
March 4, 2021
Athletes, members of Congress, everyday Americans join fight against anti-Asian hate; Small businesses in California fighting to survive with restrictions, lack of support
Wed, Mar 3, 2021
43. Wed, Mar 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
Thousands of asylum-seekers have been waiting months to years at US-Mexico border; Man behind Fyre Festival speaks from prison
Tue, Mar 2, 2021
42. Tue, Mar 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
How Black residents in America's 1st city to fund reparations proved they were owed; John Legend on creating content that's unapologetically Black
Mon, Mar 1, 2021
41. Mon, Mar 1, 2021
March 2, 2021
Once ravaged, Black-owned businesses are making a comeback and hoping to build wealth; Experts discuss Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout, what they're seeing on the ground
Fri, Feb 26, 2021
40. Fri, Feb 26, 2021
February 26, 2021
How did a plane's engine fall apart minutes into a flight from Denver?; Black Americans reconnect with ancestral history in Ghana, where slaves left Africa
Wed, Feb 24, 2021
38. Wed, Feb 24, 2021
February 24, 2021
Texans band together amid fallout from energy crisis; Facing stress from the pandemic, thousands re-examine relationship with alcohol
Tue, Feb 23, 2023
37. Tue, Feb 23, 2023
February 23, 2021
Tiger Woods suffers serious injuries after flipping car in accident; In first season with Black 'Bachelor,' controversy explodes following Instagram post
Mon, Feb 22, 2021
36. Mon, Feb 22, 2021
February 22, 2021
Marlene Torres, a single mother of two, took in siblings Juan, Raymond, Angel, and Beatriz after their father died from COVID-19. Juan Martinez, 19, is caring for four of his young siblings.
Fri, Feb 19, 2021
35. Fri, Feb 19, 2021
February 19, 2021
Margaret Rudin on the run after becoming prime suspect in husband's murder; Margaret Rudin serves 20 years in prison claiming she didn't murder husband
Thu, Feb 18, 2021
34. Thu, Feb 18, 2021
February 18, 2021
'Perseverance' rover lands on Mars to search for signs of life; Single moms struggle with housing, childcare, employment in pandemic
Wed, Feb 17, 2021
33. Wed, Feb 17, 2021
February 17, 2021
Asian American communities stand up amid string of violent attacks; 400-year history of politics and activism in Black churches
Tue, Feb 16, 2021
32. Tue, Feb 16, 2021
February 16, 2021
Inside Trump's historic second impeachment; Less than 2 years after devastating fire, a first look at Notre Dame's restoration
Mon, Feb 15, 2021
31. Mon, Feb 15, 2021
February 15, 2021
Following Trump's acquittal, divisions within Republican Party continue to grow; Embracing 'The New Normal' with Dr. Jen Ashton
Fri, Feb 12, 2021
30. Fri, Feb 12, 2021
February 12, 2021
How a star surgeon's lies in love and medicine came back to haunt him; Surgeon who conned lover cited for scientific misconduct
Thu, Feb 11, 2021
29. Thu, Feb 11, 2021
February 11, 2021
Impeachment managers wrap case linking Trump to Capitol insurrection ;'Game of Thrones' actor Esme Bianco discusses alleged abuse by Marilyn Manson
Wed, Feb 10, 2021
28. Wed, Feb 10, 2021
February 10, 2021
On Only Fans, content creators find financial lifelines and independence; Could Democrats' arguments in Trump's 2nd impeachment sway Republicans to convict?
Tue, Feb 9, 2021
27. Tue, Feb 9, 2021
February 9, 2021
Black creators make their voices heard with help of viral incubators; Tuskegee Airmen played crucial roles in US victory in WWII and civil rights movement
Mon, Feb 8, 2021
25. Mon, Feb 8, 2021
February 8, 2021
The students fighting for a more diverse lesson plan; What we know ahead of Trump's second impeachment
Thu, Feb 4, 2021
24. Thu, Feb 4, 2021
February 4, 2021
Does the Morgan Wallen scandal signal a broader reckoning in country music?; Visa delays could keep a binational couple apart for birth of their child
Wed, Feb 3, 2021
23. Wed, Feb 3, 2021
February 3, 2021
Former NFL players speak out about race-based concussion damage assessment; Emails show clinicians fear NFL concussion payout protocol is discriminatory
Tue, Feb 2, 2021
22. Tue, Feb 2, 2021
February 2, 2021
A closer look at the Americans who stormed the Capitol; The political radicalization that led to the Capitol siege
Mon, Feb 1, 2021
21. Mon, Feb 1, 2021
February 2, 2021
COVID-19 survivor on a path to recovery as US records deadliest month yet; Making COVID-19 vaccine access more equitable amid emerging disparities, How Black History Month came to be
Fri, Jan 29, 2021
20. Fri, Jan 29, 2021
January 29, 2021
Scott Falater's sleepwalking defense in his wife's murder case; Scott Falater remains behind bars for wife's 1997 murder
Thu, Jan 28, 2021
19. Thu, Jan 28, 2021
January 28, 2021
Amie Harwick's friends hope to change domestic violence laws after her tragic death; Advocates say COVID-19 has made life riskier for domestic violence victims
Wed, Jan 27, 2021
18. Wed, Jan 27, 2021
January 27, 2021
More middle-class earners are struggling to get by amid COVID-19 unemployment; Vaccinating teachers amidst school re-opening pressures becomes hot-button issue
Tue, Jan 26, 2021
17. Tue, Jan 26, 2021
January 26, 2021
Nearly a year later, COVID-19 survivors still suffering from lasting symptoms; Reflecting on Kobe Bryant's legacy a year after his death
Mon, Jan 25, 2021
16. Mon, Jan 25, 2021
January 25, 2021
Senate receives impeachment article as Republicans are split on convicting Trump; Dr. Fauci on new COVID-19 travel restrictions, working with Trump
Fri, Jan 22, 2021
15. Fri, Jan 22, 2021
January 22, 2021
For Trump supporters in Biden's America, what does unity look like?; Amid the pandemic, fashion statements made an impact on Inauguration Day
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
14. Thu, Jan 21, 2021
January 21, 2021
Biden's lays out national COVID-19 strategy as crisis worsens, vaccine rollout lags; Breaking down President Biden's first full day in office
Wed, Jan 20, 2021
13. Wed, Jan 20, 2021
January 21, 2021
Biden becomes 46th president of US in historic inauguration; What's next for the US under a Biden administration?
Tue, Jan 19, 2021
12. Tue, Jan 19, 2021
January 19, 2021
Reflecting on Trump's 4 years as president through his tweets; Uniting the country is President-elect Joe Biden's next challenge
Mon, Jan 18, 2021
11. Mon, Jan 18, 2021
January 18, 2021
DC on high-alert as threats expand to all 50 states ahead of Biden's inauguration; Experts discuss a post-Trump America and healing a divided nation
Fri, Jan 15, 2021
10. Fri, Jan 15, 2021
January 16, 2021
DC police officers recount violence, lawmakers demand Capitol security probe; Inauguration security ramps up, over 300 people face charges in Capitol riot
Thu, Jan 14, 2021
9. Thu, Jan 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Jacob Blake tells his story after being shot 7 times by police; Experts compare Jacob Blake's violent arrest to Kyle Rittenhouse's release on bail
Wed, Jan 13, 2021
8. Wed, Jan 13, 2021
January 13, 2021
Some Republicans join Democrats in Trump's second impeachment; Experts weigh in on whether more Republicans will support Trump's impeachment
Tue, Jan 12, 2021
7. Tue, Jan 12, 2021
January 12, 2021
Trump touts success at the border while authorities prepare for more violence; Experts weigh in on Trump's defiance, whether Republican party will survive
Mon, Jan 11, 2021
6. Mon, Jan 11, 2021
January 11, 2021
Trump faces 2nd impeachment unless Pence invokes 25th Amendment, Dems. say; Experts on whether Trump will be removed by 25th Amendment or 2nd impeachment
Fri, Jan 8, 2021
5. Fri, Jan 8, 2021
January 8, 2021
Trump faces possible second impeachment amid further arrests from Capitol chaos; The impact of suspending Trump's social media accounts
Thu, Jan 7, 2021
4. Thu, Jan 7, 2021
January 7, 2021
After pro-Trump mob at Capitol, talk of Trump's removal as his social are accounts locked; How chaos at the Capitol will affect Trump's future and that of the GOP
Wed, Jan 6, 2021
3. Wed, Jan 6, 2021
January 6, 2021
Pro-Trump mob launches insurrection at US Capitol amid Biden certification; Congress members share harrowing stories from inside the US Capitol; What led to a violent siege at the US Capitol building
Tue, Jan 5, 2021
2. Tue, Jan 5, 2021
January 5, 2021
Georgia polls close after bitter runoff campaigns, fierce get-out-the-vote efforts; Did Republicans turn out to vote red in Georgia's runoffs?
Mon, Jan 4, 2021
1. Mon, Jan 4, 2021
January 4, 2021
Republicans contend with outrage over Trump call ahead of crucial Senate runoffs; Experts talk about the impact of Trump's Georgia call on the Senate runoffs
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 42 seasons (3039 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
    5.6  (278)