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ABC News Nightline (TV Series 1980– ) Poster

(1980– )

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Evolved out of a series of nightly updates after Iranian revolutionaries stormed the United States embassy in Tehran and held the staff hostage (1979 - 1981).
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In the episode commemorating the 40th anniversary of Jackie Robinson entering the major leagues, L.A. Dodger executive Al Campanis ended his own career by stating that African-Americans lacked "some of the necessities" to be major league managers.
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An institution for more than 20 years, in 2002 the future of the series was cast in doubt when ABC executives attempted to hire David Letterman away from CBS for a talk show to replace "Nightline". Letterman stayed at CBS and the show was saved.
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