Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Good Luck Ted

Ted Koppel

"Trust me, the transition from one anchor to another is not that big a deal," said Koppel. "[Walter] Cronkite begat [Dan] Rather, [John] Chancellor begat [Tom] Brokaw, [Frank] Reynolds begat [Peter] Jennings. And each of them did a pretty fair job in his own right.
"You've always been very nice to me, so give this new anchor team for 'Nightline' a fair break. If you don't, I promise you, the network will just put another comedy show in this time slot,"

Ted Koppel
November 22, 2005

1 comment:

Peter Miller said...

Gee, d'ya think Ted might be a tad bitter?

after Steve Allen left the orignal "Tonight" show, NBC tried a late night program similar in format to the "Today" show(entertainment combined with hard news coverage) it was called "Tonight: America after dark" and it didn't do very well.