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2006-07-11 17:13:15

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former ABC News "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel will return to his old show as a guest on Tuesday, marking his first appearance on the program since he stepped down as host last November, the network said. Koppel, who is in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, working on a report for his new employer, the Discovery Channel, will appear via satellite hookup for an interview by Terry Moran, one of the new trio of "Nightline" anchors who replaced Koppel. ABC News said Koppel and...

2006-01-13 17:39:36

By Steve Gorman PASADENA, California (Reuters) - Ted Koppel, an icon of U.S. broadcast journalism, said on Friday Arabic television news channel Al Jazeera was one of many news outlets that sought to hire him when he left ABC News in November, but he never seriously considered working there. Koppel, who recently joined cable television's Discovery Channel, said he and longtime producing partner Tom Bettag had lunch with an Al Jazeera executive, but it "didn't take long for us to...

2006-01-05 05:29:42

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A little more than a month after retiring from a 42-year career at ABC News, Ted Koppel is diving back into journalism with a multiyear agreement to produce longform work for Discovery Network. Terms of the deal -- which includes the former "Nightline" host, his executive producer and friend Tom Bettag and eight other staff members -- weren't announced, but it defied conventional wisdom that had Koppel and company signing with HBO....

2006-01-04 12:22:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Veteran journalist Ted Koppel, who built ABC's "Nightline" into an American institution over 25 years, will join the Discovery Channel to make news documentaries, the channel said on Wednesday. Discovery Communications said Koppel, 65, would be managing editor at the channel and would be joined by longtime executive producer Tom Bettag and eight other former "Nightline" staff. Koppel's departure from "Nightline" in November after 42 years with ABC News was part...

2005-11-21 19:30:20

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ted Koppel, who built ABC's "Nightline" into a TV news institution 25 years ago, starting with the U.S.-Iranian hostage crisis, will leave the show on Tuesday with a low-key broadcast devoted to one of his favorite subjects, a guy named Morrie. For his "Nightline" swan song, Koppel, 65, will look back at a series of interviews he did 10 years ago with college professor Morrie Schwartz, whose struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease and lessons on...