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2006-01-12 15:48:08

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - One week after signing up to make news documentaries for the Discovery Channel, former "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel has struck additional deals to contribute commentaries to National Public Radio and The New York Times. Koppel, who ended a 42-year ABC News career with his final "Nightline" television broadcast in November, will join NPR as a senior news analyst in June under an agreement to appear on the public radio network's national...

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...

2005-11-29 19:00:00

By Barry Garron LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In interviews before he retired last week from ABC and as anchor of "Nightline" for a quarter of a century, Ted Koppel expressed confidence that the new "Nightline," though it might take a different form, would carry on the solid journalistic traditions of the old show. Cynthia McFadden, one of the three co-anchors for the reincarnated "Nightline," pledged Monday night, the new show's first outing, "to do our best to build on the proud...

2005-11-22 00:05:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - During his 42 years at ABC News and 26-year run on "Nightline," Ted Koppel has seen -- and reported -- it all. As he prepared to anchor his last edition of "Nightline" Tuesday night, Koppel spoke about his experiences as an anchor and reporter for the show long regarded as the smartest news program on TV. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: OF ALL THE EXCELLENT WORK DONE ON "NIGHTLINE," WHAT STANDS OUT THE MOST FOR YOU? Ted Koppel: What I'm...

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...

2005-11-17 01:49:26

By Paul J. Gough WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Less than a week before he departs the airwaves, "Nightline" host Ted Koppel celebrated his 42 years at ABC News Wednesday with a party attended by several hundred colleagues, rivals and family members. Among the attendees at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts were Barbara Walters, Dan Rather, Tim Russert, Charlie Gibson, new "Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden, former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, Gwen...

2005-11-08 05:15:00

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It isn't just ABC News that's being enlisted in the battle against smoking and lung cancer in the Quit to Live series, which began airing this month on "World News Tonight." A public service campaign launched late last week features President Bush, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., former Secretary of State Colin Powell, actress Geena Davis, Microsoft mogul Bill Gates and sports stars Lance Armstrong and Tom Brady. ABC News employees including Ted...

2005-10-17 19:15:05

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC News said on Monday it will replace departing "Nightline" host Ted Koppel with a trio of anchors including a veteran White House reporter and a British journalist whose Michael Jackson documentary led to the pop star's child molestation trial. Terry Moran, ABC's chief White House correspondent since 1999, will join "Primetime" co-host Cynthia McFadden and former BBC journalist Martin Bashir in the new "Nightline" format debuting on...

2005-10-17 14:09:03

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ending months of speculation, ABC News said on Monday it will replace departing "Nightline" veteran Ted Koppel with a three-host team of British journalist Martin Bashir, White House correspondent Terry Moran and "Primetime" anchor Cynthia McFadden. The new three-anchor format, with Moran based in Washington and McFadden and Bashir in New York, will begin with the program's first post-Koppel broadcast on November 28, ABC said. In another...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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