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Departing 'GMA' Anchor Makes Surprising Confession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bill Weir said goodbye to "Good Morning America" Sunday, after spending almost six years co-hosting the weekend edition of the ABC morning show. Weir ...

Amanpour Bringing New Faces To 'This Week' Roundtable... See Who They Are

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Christiane Amanpour took over ABC's "This Week," one of the things she said she wanted to shake up was the weekly roundtable. You know how it lo...

How Did Amanpour's 'This Week' Debut Rate?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christiane Amanpour debuted on Sunday morning in third place. Amanpour's first "This Week" averaged 2.25 million total viewers, up 7% from the previo...

Education Lessens Dementia's Effects: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Scientists from the United Kingdom and Finland have discovered that a history of higher education both lowers the risk for and tempers the effects of ...

ABC News iPad App Debuts, Meant To Redefine News As Leisure Activity

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News became the first broadcast news division to release an application for the iPad Wednesday. The network's app is more than just a website con...

Martin Bashir Leaving ABC

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Nightline" co-anchor Martin Bashir is leaving ABC for a job at NBC News. "GMA" weekend co-anchor Bill Weir will take his place alongside Terry Moran...

ABC News Employees Ratify New Contract

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — ABC News employees represented by the Writers Guild of America, East have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract. The Writers Guild ...

Bianna Golodryga Named 'GMA' Weekend Co-Anchor

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News has announced that Bianna Golodryga will be joining the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" as a co-anchor. The business correspondent...

Oil, Obfuscations and Videotape in the Gulf of Mexico

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Though federal and state officials claim to be "forward leaning" in their response to the oil leak, is total and absolute transparency the order of the day? Or is PR serving to pull the wool over the eyes of a confused public?

Checking ABC's Factcheck: Scrutiny of This Week Better in Theory Than Practice

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

An evaluation of the record thus far suggests that even this limited attempt to test the accuracy of claims made on This Week has focused largely on trivial points and ignored more substantive and controversial arguments.

It Seems Fitting that as Palin Lies Again, ABC News Cuts a Quarter of Its Staff

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mitchell Bard

This weekend's Palin and ABC News stories -- lies and layoffs, respectively -- remind us that the sources of our shared facts are all but gone. And who wins as a result? Those who would seek to create lies to further political goals.

GMA's 'Exclusive' Andrew Young Interview Not So 'Exclusive' After All (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC's "Good Morning America" hyped its interview with John Edwards confidant Andrew Young as an "exclusive" — several times, in fact. That turn...

Muslims & Non-Muslims Hear about Terrorist Threat, Solutions at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

An accomplished and diverse group of people -- Muslim and non-Muslim -- who share a common concern about growing extremism and the threat it poses to ...

ABC News Finishes Cuts With Mostly Buyouts, Few Involuntary Layoffs

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A brutal round of cuts at ABC News came to a close this week when executives laid off 22 employees Tuesday, a far smaller number than they had expecte...

VIDEO: Underwear Bomber Doing Weapons Training In Yemen

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON - A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obt...

McChrystal Profile Author: General's Decision To Talk To Me Showed 'Recklessness'

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Michael Hastings, who wrote the profile of General Stanley McChrystal for Rolling Stone, said today that he wasn't quite sure why the general gave him...

The Truth About Antigua and Barbuda: A Response to Congressman Edolphus Towns

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

Not only is Rep. Towns' statement a pathetic attempt at scoring political points, but it is also an outright lie.

Elderly Driving: New Guidelines Issued For Drivers With Dementia (VIDEO)

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a difficult question: When is the right time to take away the car keys from an aging parent? Now the American Academy of Neurology has issued new...

Jason Linkins

ABC Reporter Hassled By BP: Days After Thad Allen Directed Open Access, Media Clampdown Continues | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While reporters in the Gulf of Mexico may want to do more to protect themselves from the risks involved in touching and swimming around in the oil, the larger battle they are fighting as they cover the oil spill crisis is one of access.

August Is Too Long to Wait for Amanpour

Cinny Kennard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cinny Kennard

The word "globalization" has entered the daily lexicon, with events abroad increasingly affecting our nation. But Americans cannot learn much about a foreign news story through cable news. Amanpour can fix this.

WATCH: Christiane Amanpour's First 'This Week' Promo

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ABC News has aired its first commercial promoting Christiane Amanpour's upcoming debut as the anchor of "This Week". The promo premiered during Thurs...

Underwater Oil Plumes In Gulf EXPOSED By ABC News (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ABC News has new video showing oil plumes 40 miles out in the ocean, just southwest of the Deepwater Horizon. So far, three large underwater islands o...

Jesus Rifles -- The Resurrection

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Rodda

Everybody remember those Jesus Rifles? The rifles being used by our troops in Iraq in Afghanistan that have Bible verse inscriptions on their sights? The sights whose manufacturer, Trijicon, was going to be sending the military modification kits for to remove these inscriptions? Well, this isn't going exactly as expected.

Shahram Amiri Defects To US: Missing Iranian Nuclear Scientist Helping CIA, Reports ABC News

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — An Iranian nuclear scientist who had been reported missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA...

Union Busting, Bloomberg Sale Looming at ABC News?

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Turmoil continues at troubled ABC News. Morale among employees was already low after President David Westin's announcement that their ranks are to be decimated as part of a "new digital day."