ABC News Nightline

ABC News Nightline

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ABC News Nightline

Nightline (or ABC News Nightline) is ABC News' late-night television news program broadcast on ABC in the United States with a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. Created by Roone Arledge, the program featured Ted Koppel as its main anchor from March 1980 until his retirement in November 2005. Its current, rotating anchors are Byron Pitts and Juju Chang. Nightline airs weeknights from 12:37 to 1:07 a.m., Eastern Time, after Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which had served as the program's lead-out from 2003 to 2012.

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Also known as
  • The Iran Crisis–America Held Hostage (1979)
  • ABC News Nightline
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Presented by
Byron Pitts (2014–present)
Juju Chang (2014–present)
(for past anchors, see section)
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Music by add_black music by
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Theme music composer
Score Productions (1979–1997)
Edd Kalehoff (1997–2005)
VideoHelper (2005–2014)
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
38
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
Roxanna Sherwood (2014–2017)
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Production location
ABC News Washington Bureau, Washington, D.C. (1980–2007)
Times Square Studios
New York City, New York (2005–2006, 2009–present)
ABC News Headquarters, New York City, New York (2006–2009)
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Running time
20 minutes (1980–1981)
30 minutes (1981–1983, 2013–present)
60 minutes (1983)
31 minutes (1983–2011)
25 minutes (2011–2013)
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Production company
ABC News Productions
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RELEASE

Original network
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Picture format
480i (SDTV)
(1980–2008)
720p (HDTV)
(2008–present)
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Original release
March 24, 1980 (1980-03-24)
present
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CHRONOLOGY

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Related shows
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