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Richard Holbrooke 1941-2010

All three evening newscasts updated the west coast versions of their broadcasts last night to report the news of the death of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke. The news of Holbrooke’s death at George Washington University Hospital broke around 7:40pmET.

Katie Couric updated for the CBS Evening News. Vicki Mabrey updated for ABC World News and NBC News correspondent Than Truong updated for “Nightly News” from NBC’s LA bureau.

Upon hearing the news Couric Tweeted:

“He was a brilliant man, a dedicated public servant and a helpful friend. Richard Holbrooke 1941-2010.”

Holbrooke’s widow is Kati Marton, the former wife of the late ABC Newsman Peter Jennings. Marton, a journalist who’s worked at ABC News and NPR, and Holbrooke were married in 1995.

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Jesse James, DWTS Boost ‘Nightline’ to Best Ratings Since 2005

jamesnightline_5-26.jpgPreliminary overnight numbers are in and, thanks to a little help from “Dancing with the Stars” and a hyped exclusive interview with Jesse James, ABC’s “Nightline” saw its best ratings since the program’s relaunch on November 28, 2005.

“Nightline” drew 6.82 million viewers at 11:35pm last evening and a 2.29 rating in the A25-54 demo. For comparison, NBC’s “Tonight” show drew 3.69 million viewers (1.43 rating) and CBS’ “Late Show” drew 3.45 million (1.21 rating) for their hour-long broadcasts.

Despite drawing its smallest audience yet for a finale, DWTS still drew nearly 20 million total viewers for the big finish last night.

Television personality/motorcycle manufacturer Jesse James appeared on the late-night news program for a sit-down with Vicki Mabrey and spoke candidly about his high-profile split with actress Sandra Bullock. A clip after the jump.

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Sandra Bullock Ex Opens up on ‘Nightline’

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“Nightline’s” Vicki Mabrey gets the first interview with Sandra Bullock‘s ex Jesse James. The sit-down will air next Tuesday, May 25. The ABCNews.com story about the story reveals absolutely nothing about what James actually tells Mabrey, but there are six more days to milk the interview before it airs.

Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?

That’s what ABC’s “Nightline” is going to explore tonight as part of the show’s seventh “Face-Off.”

Nightline’s Vicki Mabrey and talk show host Steve Harvey moderate a debate between
Sherri Shepherd, Jacque Reid, Hill Harper, and Jimi Izrael.

Tonight’s debate at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia will be recorded for a “Nightline” broadcast to be aired at a later date.

Brian Ross: ‘We Got a Rare Insight into a Chapter of American History’

rosssign_10-1.jpgTVNewser dropped by ABC News investigative correspondent Brian Ross‘ book party last night at ABC’s Times Square studios. “The Madoff Chronicles” hit store shelves this week and many of Ross’ colleagues were on hand to congratulate him last night.

ABC “World News” anchors, present and future, were there. Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer along with her husband Mike Nichols stopped by to offer their congratulations.

ABC News President David Westin described Ross as “The premier investigative reporter working today,” and said, “I think it’s also a bigger occasion to celebrate the work, in general, that you do with all of your colleagues. We at ABC news couldn’t be prouder of the work that you do.”

Ross also addressed the crowd and thanked Westin and everyone who helped him along the way including senior investigative producer Rhonda Schwartz and the rest of her team. He also added, “Finally, we have to thank Bernie and Ruth.”

GMA’s Chris Cuomo told TVNewser the turnout was a testament to how much everyone at ABC News respects Ross. Another GMAer, Sam Champion also attended along with GMA’s Senior EP Jim Murphy, EP Tom Cibrowski, and “Weekend GMA” anchor Bill Weir.

Also present, “Nightline” EP James Goldston, “Nightline” correspondent Vicki Mabrey, “World News” EP Jon Banner, correspondents Betsy Stark and Andrea Canning, and EP of ABC News magazines David Sloan.

We caught up with Ross and asked him about the current state and what the future holds for investigative journalism:

More photos from the evening after the jump:

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