The former Nightline anchor, now an occasional contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, takes over from Jane Pauley for the first time this weekend to host a specially themed program on the what divides Americans.
Ted Koppel is not pleased with the news media, these days, particularly with its coverage of former President Donald Trump. As a guest on Dan Abrams Live on NewsNation Friday night, the esteemed, veteran journalist and former Nightline anchor shared his thoughts about media bias and — and his wish that news versus opinion had a greater distinction.
Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is “bad for America” in an interview that aired on CBS’s Sunday Morning that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. Hannity fired back on Twitter.
“Just when you think somebody might figure out when it’s on and want to see it the next week, they move it to another place,” said the former Nightline anchor who contributes to the NBC newsmagazine. “That’s not helpful, and I think Brian [Williams] deserves more support than that.”
As the “based on a true story” film Argo opens, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters and other top journalists give their insights on one of America’s darkest hours, as well as the secrets no one else knew.
The longtime ABC Nightline anchor joins Harry Smith and Meredith Vieira as correspondents on the upcoming primetime newsmagazine.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that NBC is in talks to bring veteran news anchor Ted Koppel to Rock Center with Brian Williams, the newsmagazine slated to make its premiere in the fall, according to people familiar with the matter. WSJ subscribers can read the story here.