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Host of ABC'S "Nightline" TED KOPPEL

Host of ABC'S "Nightline" TED KOPPEL

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Host of ABC'S "Nightline" TED KOPPEL. Today is the 20th anniversary of the show (first aired March 24th, 1980). Koppel has won every major broadcasting award, including 30 Emmys. He's interviewed over ten-thousand people. He was born in Lancashire, England, and started his career as a desk assistant and reporter for WMCA Radio in New York City. Terry originally talked to him when his memoir was published. It's called "Nightline: History in the Making and the Making of Television" (Times Books, by Ted Koppel and Kyle Gibson). (Originally aired 5/30/96)12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (1:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12:

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