Ted Koppel was in Seattle over the weekend, where he was presented the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism. Before the award presentation, Koppel dropped by ABC affiliate KOMO for an interview. Koppel talked about the sad state of foreign news coverage in the U.S., his talks with NBC News, and the success of his former show, “Nightline.”

“It’s no secret they have become hugely successful, because they are doing precisely what I didn’t want ‘Nightline’ to do. It’s become a show that’s heavily oriented into entertainment, more than it is in the direction of information and news.”

Here is the interview with anchor Kathi Goertzen, who, as TVSpy has been reporting, has battled her own health issues.