Gibson mans desk at ABC

Learmonth, Michael
May 2006
Daily Variety;5/24/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 38, p1
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The article reports on the appointment of 63-year-old Charlie Gibson, co-anchor of "Good Morning America," as the sole anchor of ABC News' program "World News Tonight" following developments that have prevented Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff to continue anchoring the news program. Woodruff was injured in Iraq and Vargas resigned because of her pregnancy. The program lost nearly a million viewers since the death of anchor Peter Jennings in August 2005.


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