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Nightline’s DC Office Gets Thinner

B&C’s John Eggerton reports that two of the three remaining “Nightline” producer positions in ABC’s Washington DC bureau are moving to New York. With the move, only Terry Moran, John Donvan and producer Mary Marsh will remain in DC for the show.

“With our show being live five nights a week and the incredible success of Primetime Nightline it has become clear that having all hands on deck in New York gives us greater ability cover breaking news and update our show for the west coast as news develops on our watch,” said ABC spokeswoman Heather Riley. The Network has so far aired 13 Primetime Nightline specials in 2011.

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Haiti: One Year Later

One year after the earth shook under Haiti, TV news reporters and anchors, producers and photographers, looked at the devastation and the recovery with return trips, special reports, and interviews with celebrities making a difference.

  • Fox News’ Bill Hemmer told Cincinnati Magazine that last year’s experience was like “traveling to the moon” because they “had to bring everything” with them to an island with “no electricity, in absolute desolation.” Fox News’ Steve Harrigan — who was there last year — went back to report on the tragedy.
  • CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper and Gary Tuchman are reporting from Haiti this week. Cooper talked to actor/humanitarian Sean Penn about his work in Haiti. (Update: Cooper stayed in New York for breaking news in Tucson, Ariz.)
  • MSNBC contributor and Senior Correspondent for TheGrio Jeff Johnson provided analysis from 30 Rock on his trip to Haiti last year.
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Correspondents’ Dinner: Jake Tapper Honored

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Outgoing and incoming hosts of ABC’s “This Week” George Stephanopoulos and Christiane Amanpour.

ABC News president David Westin toasted Jake Tapper last night as the ABC News White House correspondent was honored with the Merriman Smith Award for presidential news coverage at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

As it was held in the room next to CBS’s cocktail reception, many of the celeb guests including Zach Galifianakis and Chelsea Handler jumped between parties.

Christiane Amanpour, who signed off CNN Friday night, was a guest of her new network ABC. George Stephanopoulos tells TVNewser the picture we snapped (above) is the first taken of the former and future hosts of the show.

This was GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts‘s first White House Correspondents dinner. We spotted her chatting with Sen. Scott Brown and his wife, local TV anchor Gail Huff. Other ABC Newsers in attendance: Martin Bashir, Cynthia McFadden, John Donvan, Chris Bury, and Jonathan Karl.

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ABC’s Martha Raddatz, ABC News Pres. David Westin and Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.

More pictures after the jump…

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ABC’s ‘Nightline’ Marks 30th Anniversary

Tonight, ABC’s “Nightline” celebrates the 30 years since its launch on March 24, 1980. “This is a proud day for ‘Nightline,’” EP James Goldston tells TVNewser. “We enter our fourth decade from a position of strength and very much look forward to bringing distinctive, quality journalism to the American people for many years to come.”

Goldston became EP in 2005, but some ABCers have been with the program for much longer. “Nightline” producer Ted Gerstein started as an intern in 1992. Correspondent John Donvan began working at ABC in 1980 and on “Nightline” in 1998. (He’s been there so long, his ABCNews.com bio lists him as “occasional substitute anchor for Ted Koppel.”)

In 1979, ABC News began airing a temporary newscast called “America Held Hostage” to provide updates on the hostage crisis in Iran. From that, “Nightline” was born. At the time, one critic wrote: “To judge from its premiere, [Nightline] is not likely to see ‘America Held Spellbound.’” The columnist? WaPo’s Tom Shales.

Here’s a wonderful piece of TV news nostalgia: a clip of Ted Koppel from the top of the late-night news show’s very first broadcast as a permanent ABC program.

More: WebNewser reports on how ABC is commemorating the occasion with an interesting interactive time-line of the show’s coverage over the past 30 years.

Previous: TVNewser spoke with Ted Koppel on the 30-year anniversary of the hostage crisis.

Bloomberg to Air Debate Program

intelsquared9-21.jpgAgencySpy has a post about a new advertising campaign that’s been launched for the Intelligence Squared debate series.

According to the NY Times, Bloomberg TV will be adding one-hour, edited versions of the debates to their evening line-up, airing them Wed-Fri at 9pmET the week they take place. David Rhodes, head of Bloomberg TV US, told the Times, “We thought it was the kind of smart and insightful programming that we want to have on here.”

The debates will be moderated by John Donvan of ABC News.

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