New Nightline: “A Different Kind Of Broadcast Is Not Necessarily A Bad Idea”

By Brian 

Ted Koppel insists he is “delighted that at least the network is willing to give the news division a chance to keep Nightline going.”

“But to save Nightline, will the network be destroying it?,” Frazier Moore asks.

“Even in the face of what seem like drastic changes, [EP Tom] Bettag voices cautious optimism. In particular, he says, the three-anchor format may now be the best option: Koppel would be a hard act for one person to follow.”

“As long as the quality is there,” Bettag says, “a different kind of broadcast is not necessarily a bad idea.”