New Nightline: Whatever It Becomes, “It Will Be ‘Live,’ & It Will Be From Times Square”

By Brian 

John Eggerton weighs in:
“Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales reviewed the first episode of Nightline lo those many years ago, calling it, I think, at best a sidestep and at worst a pratfall.

I’ve interviewed Tom Shales. I’ve met Tom Shales, and I am no Tom Shales. But I can say that Monday night’s show was neither a sidestep nor a pratfall. It was a step in a different direction, a quick step and a peripatetic path.

Where it leads, and how many will follow, only more shows will tell. But I can tell you two things with relative certainty. It will be “live,” and it will be from Times Square.”