20/20

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20/20
20/20
Premiere June 6, 1978
Airs Fridays at 9PM
Creator Roone Arledge
Network ABC
Style 60-minute news magazine
Company ABC News
Seasons 42
Status Currently airing season 42
Origin USA

20/20 is an American television news magazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. The show was created by Roone Arledge.

The original news anchors were veteran journalists Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes, who lasted only one show. They were replaced by former game show and Today host Hugh Downs, who was later joined by co-host Barbara Walters in 1984. Downs and Walters were also previously co-hosts of NBC's Today together. Downs retired in 1999 and Walters became solo news anchor until 2002 when John Miller was hired to be permanent co-host of the series. Miller left and was replaced by John Stossel in 2003. Walters' left the co-anchor position in 2004 and was replaced by Elizabeth Vargas. However, Walters still frequently contributes to the show.

The disctinctive theme music to 20/20 was written by Robert Arnold Israel and based upon ABC's World News Tonight theme written by Lillian Scheinert.

Contents

Journalists

Journalist Duration
Host
Hugh Downs 1978-1999
Barbara Walters 1984-2004
John Miller 2003
John Stossel 2004-2009
Elizabeth Vargas 2004–
Christopher Cuomo 2010
David Muir 2013–
Host - Contributing
Diane Sawyer 1999-2000
Sam Donaldson 1999-2000
Charles Gibson 1999-2000
Connie Chung 1999-2002
Jack Ford 2001
Barbara Walters 2009-2015
Correspondent
Barbara Walters 1979-1984
John Stossel 1978-2003
Elizabeth Vargas 1999-2003

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One June 6, 1978
Season Two 1979
Season Three 1980
Season Four 1981
Season Five 1982
Season Six 1983
Season Seven 1984
Season Eight 1985
Season Nine 1986
Season Ten 1987
Season Eleven 1988
Season Twelve 1989
Season Thirteen 1990
Season Fourteen 1991
Season Fifteen 1992
Season Sixteen 1993
Season Seventeen 1994
Season Eighteen 1995
Season Nineteen 1996
Season Twenty 1997
Season Twenty-One 1998
Season Twenty-Two 1999
Season Twenty-Three 2000
Season Twenty-Four 2001
Season Twenty-Five 2002
Season Twenty-Six 2003
Season Twenty-Seven 2004
Season Twenty-Eight 2005
Season Twenty-Nine 2006
Season Thirty 2007
Season Thirty-One 2008
Season Thirty-Two 2009
Season Thirty-Three 2010
Season Thirty-Four 2011
Season Thirty-Five 2012
Season Thirty-Six 2013
Season Thirty-Seven September 26, 2014 September 4, 2015 51 + 2
Season Thirty-Eight September 11, 2015 August 26, 2016 53 + 2
Season Thirty-Nine September 16, 2016 September 13, 2017 54 + 2
Season Forty September 15, 2017 September 2, 2018 51 + 2
Season Forty-One September 7, 2018 September 20, 2019 44 + 1
Season Forty-Two September 27, 2019

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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