“Good Afternoon America”, ABC’s news/talk show which launched last week for what was billed as a limited nine week run, could become a permanent spot on ABC’s daytime line-up according to ABC news president Ben Sherwood.
As Robin Roberts waits for a bone marrow transplant this fall, news of the morning show anchor’s illness is helping others who need treatment.
ABC’s “Good Morning America” outperformed NBC’s the “Today” show for the first time in 16 years, drawing 31,000 more viewers last week than its rival in the lucrative television morning show market.
After bringing back George Stephanopoulos to replace Christiane Amanpour on Sunday’s “This Week” political talk show, ABC is making a change behind the scenes as well.
NEW YORK – Veteran television executive Rick Kaplan, most recently Katie Couric’s producer at CBS, is returning to ABC to run “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Thursday that Kaplan will also oversee 2012 political coverage. “This Week” will remain Washington-based, with Kaplan splitting time between New York and Washington. […]
NEW YORK – ABC News says the top executive behind “Good Morning America” is leaving. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said Wednesday that Jim Murphy, senior executive producer of the show, is becoming executive producer of Anderson Cooper‘s new syndicated talk show. Murphy’s top deputy, Tom Cibrowski, will continue as “Good Morning America’”s executive producer. […]
PASADENA, Calif. – The new president of ABC News says his organization needs to work with more unity, and its weekend coverage of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ shooting proved it. Unlike rivals CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News Channel, ABC did not broadcast Saturday’s false report that Gifford had died, which originated with National Public Radio. […]
BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – ABC has selected Ben Sherwood, a former producer of ‘Good Morning America’ who left to write novels and start a website, as its news division president. He replaces David Westin, who announced earlier in the fall that he would be stepping down after 14 years. Sherwood takes over a […]