Nightline, or ABC News Nightline is a late-night news program broadcast by
ABC-TV. The original anchor was Ted Koppel (above). Ted had been the State Department news Correspondent for ABC prior to anchoring the program until his retirement in November 2005.
ABC News’ "Nightline" evolved from the ABC News special broadcasts,
"The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage," which began November 8, 1979.