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20/20

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20/20 is an newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1979. The show was created by Roone Arledge.

The original news anchors were veteran journalists Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes, who lasted only one show. They were replaced by former game show and Today host Hugh Downs, who was later joined by co-host Barbara Walters in 1984. Downs and Walters were also previously co-hosts of NBC's Today together.

Downs retired in 1999 and Walters became solo news anchor until 2002 when John Miller was hired to be permanent co-host of the series. Miller left and was replaced by John Stossel in 2003. Walters' left the co-anchor position in 2004 and was replaced by Elizabeth Vargas. However, Walters still frequently contributes to the show.

The distinctive theme music to 20/20 was written by Robert Arnold Israel and based upon ABC's World News Tonight theme written by Lillian Scheinert.

Notable past and current correspondents

  • Sylvia Chase
  • Charles Gibson
  • Chris Wallace
  • Tom Jarriel
  • Cynthia McFadden
  • Lisa McRee
  • Perri Peltz
  • Stone Phillips
  • John Quiñones
  • Geraldo Rivera
  • Carl Sagan
  • John Stossel
  • Martin Bashir

 

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When 20/20 first aired on June 6, 1978 the two hosts were Robert Hughs and Harold Hayes. The very next day they were replaced with Hugh Downs. Barbara Walters did not join the show for awhile.

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TV TIDBITS

Aired: June 6, 1979 -

Cast: Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters

Network: ABC

Genre: News/Infotainment

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