“Call it Nightline Lite. Less filling, more popular,” Gail Shister writes in a feature about ABC’s recent late-night ratings uptick.
Former Nightline EP Leroy Sievers is somewhat critical of the retooled show: “Is it a mix I’m comfortable with? No. On the other hand, they went to Guantanamo and Afghanistan. It’s the show ABC wanted, and clearly there’s an audience for it. I give them credit for what they’ve done even though it’s not the show we would have done.” More…