20/20

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Airs: 10:00 PM on ABC

20/20 is an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes but focuses more on human interest topics... More

20/20 is an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes but focuses more on human interest topics than international and political topics. The show's first anchors were Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes. The first episode received poor reviews after airing a segment with puppets representing Jimmy Carter and Walter Cronkite. As a result, serious changes were made. Hugh Downs took on the role of host on the second episode after Hayes and Hughes were fired. Barbara Walters joined the cast in 1981 as something less than a co-anchor. In 1984 she became Hugh Downs' equal. This reunited a duo which had already anchored together on NBC's Today from 1964 - 1971.

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'20/20' Features the Live-In Nanny Who Refuses to Move Out Friday, July 11 on ABC
TV ratings: NCAA basketball dominates scripted television for Friday night
TV ratings: 'Shark Tank' tops sleepy Friday while 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' premieres down
TV Ratings: Olympics dominate a repeat-filled Friday night
TV Ratings: Olympics dominate repeats and Valentine's Day programs
TV ratings: ABC scores demo wins while CBS takes Friday
ABC's "Shark Tank" Hits a Season-High for a Repeat and "20/20" Marks 6-Week Highs
TV ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' rerun easily tops a slow Thursday
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