A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

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David Muir ...  Self - Co-Host / ... 235 episodes, 2013-2021
Amy Robach ...  Self - Co-Host / ... 144 episodes, 2012-2021
Elizabeth Vargas ...  Self - Co-Hostess / ... 139 episodes, 1998-2021
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Among the most recognized and revered television newsmagazines, "20/20" was ABC's answer to CBS's "60 Minutes." Though some stories were humorous, light-hearted and sometimes frivolous features, the meat of "20/20's" programming was investigative reporting many times exposing corporate, medical, educational and governmental wrongdoing, incompetence and criminal negligence and reports on news events of the week from (often) different angles than was seen on the nightly news. Oftentimes, co-host Walters interviewed a prominent celebrity, politician or other newsmaker (among her most famous interviews included her fearless interview of feared Libyan dictator Muhammar Qaddafi; and her inspirational story of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who was interviewed shortly after the Persian Gulf War had ended). The show's regular cast of contributors filed the reports, with the most prolific including John Stossel (who once had his nose broken while interviewing a World Wrestling Federation wrestler), ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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In 1998, ABC News combined 20/20 (1978), with Primetime (1989) to compete with Dateline NBC (1992) which aired four days a week, then. The newest programs were titled "20/20 Monday", "20/20 Wednesday", "20/20 Friday", "20/20 Sunday", and Downtown (1999). (So there would be a program, would televise daily through out the seven day week. In 2000, ABC News returned 20/20 (1978) and Primetime (1989) to their previous hours. ABC kept its newest creation, Downtown (1999), as a spin-off, of 20/20 (1978). See more »

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Hugh Downs - Co-Anchor: I'm Hugh Downs
Barbara Walters - Correspondent: And I'm Barbara Walters and this is 20/20.
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Should shorten episodes
16 August 2020 | by randallkbridgesSee all my reviews

I enjoy the content but it seems like 3-4x an episode they review everything you've already seen. It gets very annoying as they act like you have the memory of a gold fish


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Official Sites:

ABC News

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1978 (USA) See more »

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ABC News 20/20 See more »

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