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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.



Journalist Duration
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
Barbara Walters 1979-1984
John Stossel 1978-2003
Elizabeth Vargas 1999-2003


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five
Season Six
Season Seven
Season Eight
Season Nine
Season Ten
Season Eleven
Season Twelve
Season Thirteen
Season Fourteen
Season Fifteen
Season Sixteen
Season Seventeen
Season Eighteen
Season Nineteen
Season Twenty
Season Twenty-One
Season Twenty-Two
Season Twenty-Three
Season Twenty-Four
Season Twenty-Five
Season Twenty-Six
Season Twenty-Seven
Season Twenty-Eight
Season Twenty-Nine
Season Thirty
Season Thirty-One
Season Thirty-Two
Season Thirty-Three
Season Thirty-Four
Season Thirty-Five
Season Thirty-Six
Season Thirty-Seven
Season Thirty-Eight
Season Thirty-Nine
Season Forty September 15, 2017
Season Forty-One September 7, 2018
Season Forty-Two September 27, 2019


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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